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Mainstreaming Thermal Comfort For All and Resource Efficiency in Affordable Housing

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) launched the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)—a 20-year roadmap to address cooling requirements in building, cold chain, transport and refrigeration sectors—in March 2019. The plan is unique in its pioneering attempt to develop adaptive thermal comfort standards for buildings ...

Small and Medium Enterprises Energy Efficiency and Knowledge Sharing (SAMEEEKSHA) Platform

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2020

The Small and Medium Enterprises Energy Efficiency and Knowledge Sharing (SAMEEEKSHA) platform was set up to allow various stakeholders in the MSME ecosystem to pool and share the knowledge of institutions and key stakeholders that work towards promoting energy efficiency in India’s MSME sector. The website of the platform provides a more detai...

On the Right Track : Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways

Sector:    Undertaken By: CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre    Recent Publication: 2020

Indian Railways is the one of the largest consumers of electricity in the country consuming over 17.5 billion units a year. As track and passengers continue to grow, implementing energy efficiency solutions and tapping into renewable energy is central to the Railway’s growth strategy. As a Designated Consumer under the Perform, Achieve and Trade ...

Low Carbon Pathways for India’s Industrial Sectors

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

Over the last two decades, India has experienced a dynamic transformation with rapid economic growth, urbanisation underpinned by a burgeoning population. These changes have intensified the demand and use of natural resources. Raising the living standards of the Indians through better infrastructure, housing and capital equipment, entails a high ra...

Road Pricing for Travel Demand Management

Sector:    Undertaken By: Institute of Urban Transport    Recent Publication: 2020

Indian cities are witnessing a rapid increase in the share of trips made by privately owned motorised vehicles. This is leading to externalities like increased air pollution, energy consumption and congestion. It is important to introduce appropriate pricing mechanisms that dis-incentivise the use of private vehicles and curb the related negative e...

Value Capture Finance (VCF) for Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

In 2017, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) released the National TOD Policy acknowledging the importance for cities to adopt TOD within their development plans. Many states have adopted and released their own TOD policies. However, despite policy action, two critical barriers to implement TOD remained unaddressed. The first was the ...

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2020

The growing urban sprawl in India is leading to the increased use of private vehicles, congested roads and more pollution as well as adding to the existing infrastructure of our cities. Along with efforts to build smarter and more sustainable cities, the Government of India is also focusing on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) to support the urban...

Implementation Roadmap for Sustainable Urban Freight Mobility in Chennai

Sector:    Undertaken By: IIT Madras    Recent Publication: 2020

The freight industry has a very complex and disintegrated system with urban freight traffic increasing day by day to meet the growing needs of an increasingly urban population. Urban freight transport is the movement of freight vehicles into, out of and within an urban area. The urban freight system includes manufacturing facilities, seaports, airp...

Informing the Design of FAME II Scheme

Sector:    Undertaken By: Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP – India)    Recent Publication: 2020

The Government of India rolled out Phase-II of FAME Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 Crore for a period of 3 years commencing from 1st April 2019. The FAME II scheme is aimed at incentivising demand for electric vehicles, especially electric buses, 2- and 3-wheelers and 4-wheeler passenger cars. In order to successfully implement the roll-out of...

Economic Implications of E-Mobility Transition in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2020

Globally, the electric mobility transition is underway driven by concerns around energy security, climate change and local air pollution. While India is increasingly looking at electric mobility as a viable mode of transport, the e-mobility transition in India is yet to take-off in a full-fledged manner. In 2017, less than 0.1% of the 21 million ve...

Tracking Clean Energy Finance Flows in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Climate Policy Initiative    Recent Publication: 2020

Achieving India’s NDC mitigation targets requires approximately $1 trillion in investments till 2030. As India begins to implement its plans for its energy transition, being able to compare the current supply of clean energy investment with the investment needed would allow for the development of clear action points to close the gaps. However, th...

Financing the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: cKinetics    Recent Publication: 2020

Over the last few years, decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions have witnessed an increased uptake and support from developers, investors and policymakers. This has resulted in the emergence of businesses that are at various stages of evolution ranging from start-ups to established energy enterprises. Additionally, introduction of innovativ...

Advancing Power Sector Reforms in Maharashtra

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Institute of Sustainable Energy    Recent Publication: 2020

The power sector in India is transitioning rapidly, and stakeholders are continuously attempting to minimize revenue losses, improve quality of supply, meet emerging customer expectations, and achieve better environmental performance. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to facilitate the implementation of new policies and frameworks to make the...

Implementing ICAP: Developing Optimal Cooling Pathways for India

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Celestial Earth    Recent Publication: 2020

The India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), launched by the Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to address the status and future scope of cooling and refrigeration demand, provides a long-term policy road-map for addressing India’s vast and unmet cooling demand in a sustainable manner with minimal enviro...

Low-GWP Readiness: Training and Certification of Servicing Sector Technicians

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2020

Better living standards, disposable income and need for cooling have led to increase in the uptake of Residential Air Conditioners (RAC), Commercial Air-Conditioners (CAC), as well as Mobile Air Conditioners (MAC). Due to rise in the demand of cooling equipment, the market for servicing these appliances have also increased rapidly. Currently there ...

Roadmap for Low-Carbon and Sustainable Mobility in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry    Recent Publication: 2020

India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commit to reduce emission intensity of the Indian economy by 33 to 35 per cent from 2005 levels. The transport sector is one of the main drivers of climate change in the world (~25% of CO2 emissions). In India, it is the third largest emitter at 10%, and is expected to grow sevenfold by 2050 over...

FLEET Long Range Planning Tool for STUs: User Manual

Sector:    Undertaken By: SGArchitects    Recent Publication: 2020

To provide assistance to the targeted users (STU officials, bus operators, researchers etc), the FLEET tool is supported with a user manual. This document is developed by the project team for guiding the user regarding usability and functionality of the FLEET tool. The User manual explains step by step data inputs for each of user forms. It explain...

Data Visualization and Analytics of PM 2.5 Air Pollution in 5 Indian Cities (June 2019 to November 2019)

Sector:    Undertaken By: IIT-Kanpur, Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2019

In this report, data from 5 Indian cities – Mumbai, Lucknow, Raipur, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, has been evaluated for the period of June 2019 to November 2019, and long-term trends like temporal analytics, diurnal trends, calendar visualization and data availability have been presented....

Data Visualization and Analytics of PM 2.5 Air Pollution in 5 Indian Cities (October 2018 To May 2019)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences, Skymet Weather Services    Recent Publication: 2019

This report presents the results of an air quality performance evaluation project. The goal of this project is to deploy 50 real-time air quality monitors (known as "Atmos") spread over 10 Indian cities, evaluate the performance of and provide contextual analytics of this data in periodic reports. This is one of the first projects in India which ha...

Visualizing the Impact of Episodic Air Pollution During October 2018 to February 2019

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2019

The report assesses the impact of episodic air pollution in the vicinity of the deployed monitors in ten Indian cities from October 2018 to February 2019....

Assessing Capacity-Building Needs for India’s Climate Actions

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2019

For India to be a part of a global governance structure that effectively responds to the threat of climate change, it is essential to have consensus among key domestic stakeholders on the need for India to develop a low-carbon economy. This requires identifying opportunities that demonstrate the advantages of pursuing low-carbon growth pathways in ...

Patna Clean Air Action Plan

Sector:    Undertaken By: Bihar State Pollution Control Board    Recent Publication: 2019

Patna is one of the 122 non-attainment cities identified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in the National Clean Air Action Plan that was launched in January 2019. The Patna Clean Air Action Plan, which has been adopted by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB), was developed in this context, in order to ta...

Mitigation Instruments for Achieving India’s Climate and Development Goals

Sector:    Undertaken By: Council on Energy, Environment and Water    Recent Publication: 2019

India is steadily emerging as a key player in the global energy markets as well as in climate negotiations. And although India is already doing more than its fair share in terms of mitigation, it, along with other countries, might need to take on additional targets for the world to achieve the global target of a ‘well below Two Degree C temperatu...

Institutional Readiness to Implement the Enhanced Transparency Framework: Is India Ready?

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

The idea of transparency for reporting and reviewing information on the climate policies and measures taken by Parties has emerged as one of the key elements gaining attention and weightage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The transparency framework has been evolving in detail and complexity aimed at maximiz...

Market-based approaches of the Paris Agreement

Sector:    Undertaken By: The Energy and Resource Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

This discussion paper focuses on the market-based mechanisms of Article 6 (particularly, Art. 6.2 and Art. 6.4) by assessing various country positions and views on the new market-based regime for trading in emissions or mitigation outcomes....

Is India prepared for the leapfrog to BS VI emissions standards in 2020?

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2019

Emissions arising from the movement of vehicles is a major cause of deteriorating air quality in cities. More than 70% of Indian cities are classified as critically polluted and vehicles are among the highest source of exposure. In cities like Delhi, vehicles contribute up to 40% of the particulate pollution load. Policy makers have noted the neces...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agartala

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Agartala...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Allahabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Allahabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ahmedabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Ahmedabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Asansol

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Asansol...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Aurangabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Aurangabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dharwad-Hubli

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dharwad-Hubli...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dhanbad-Bokaro

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Dhanbad-Bokaro...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gaya

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gaya...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Guwahati-Dispur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Guwahati-Dispur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gwalior

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Gwalior...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Hyderabad

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Hyderabad...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jamshedpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jamshedpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jodhpur

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Jodhpur...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kolkata

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kolkata...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kota

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Kota...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Lucknow

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Lucknow...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Madurai

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Madurai...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Mumbai

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Mumbai...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nashik

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Nashik...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Panjim

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Panjim...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Puducherry

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Puducherry...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Rajkot

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Rajkot...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Shimla

Sector:    Undertaken By: UrbanEmissons.Info    Recent Publication: 2019

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Shimla...