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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...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Srinagar

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Srinagar...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Surat

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Surat...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Tiruchirapally

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Tiruchirapally...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Thiruvananthapuram

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Thiruvananthapuram...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vadodara

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vadodara...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vijaywada

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Vijaywada...

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Visakhapatnam

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

Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment – Visakhapatnam...

Sikkim Gets a GHG Inventory and MRV System

Sector:    Undertaken By: IORA Ecological Solutions Pvt. Ltd    Recent Publication: 2019

Shakti is facilitating the development of The Sikkim Climate Inventory and Monitoring System (SCIMS), which emanates from the state’s vision to remain carbon neutral. The SCIMS is the first step for Sikkim towards realizing the vision of being carbon neutral. The SCIMS is an automated system that annually inventorises GHG emissions by sources and...

Investing in Pollution Control: Review of ERC Policies and Procedures

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

In 2015, the Indian government revised its emission norms for the power sector. In order to encourage compliance, the Ministry of Power issued directions in 2018 that the new environmental norms of 2015 qualify as a “change in law” event. This means that investments in pollution control technologies to meet the 2015 norms will be covered by an ...

Industry-Specific Emission Standards in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The industrial sector is a significant contributor of stack emissions in India, from localised sources such as brick kilns and diesel generator sets, to large centralised facilities such as coal- fired thermal power plants and oil refineries. Industry emission standards have an important role to play in reducing emissions and improving air quality....

Emissions Monitoring of Brick Kilns- Zigzag vs FCBTK

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

Emissions from brick kilns depend on several factors including kiln technology type, input fuel used, brick setting practices to name a few. This report provides an assessment of stack emission monitoring for a few brick kilns in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The objective of the report is to understand particulate matter readings observed in diff...

The Missing Ingredient- A Survey Report on the Quality of Fly Ash Bricks in Delhi-NCR

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

Several regulations have been introduced to promote the use of fly ash as a resource material for brick making. Despite this regulatory push, the uptake of fly ash is still very low. One of the main setbacks is the scepticism around the quality of the fly ash bricks being manufactured. A survey was conducted in Delhi-NCR to examine the quality of f...

SARAL- State Rooftop Attractiveness Index 2018-19

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India aims to install 40 GW of rooftop solar capacity by 2022. The SARAL Index is designed to help states achieve this goal. It encourages states to assess initiatives undertaken so far as well as the scope for future improvement by evaluating and ranking all states according to their performance, growth, level of maturity, policy framework, and im...

Value of Transit Data: Assessment Of Impacts of Real-Time Information Provision to Passengers

Sector:    Undertaken By: World Resources Institute    Recent Publication: 2019

This report aims to measure the monetary value of the benefits resulting from the use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) data to share real-time information and the value-addition of the open data in sharing information. The report also includes a qualitative assessment of the impact of open data on transport sector start-ups who are one of the...

India’s Electric Vehicle Transition: Impact on Auto Industry and Building the EV Ecosystem

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

The automotive industry in India is facing headwinds – from a general economic downturn to the need to improve emissions performance and the impending shift to electrification. Charting the future course of the auto industry, especially with regard to electrification, will require an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and impacts that ca...

India Energy Transformation Platform (IETP)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy    Recent Publication: 2019

Launched in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), India Energy Transformations Platform (IETP) is IETP is an independent, multi-stakeholder group that meets periodically to discuss non-linear, radical and transformative opportunities for deeply decarbonizing India’s energy sector by 2050. IETP will conceptualize...

Greening the Financial System

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India’s transition towards low-carbon economic development requires capital inflow at scale. There is a need for the structural transformation of financial policy and regulations to help direct capital towards green economic activities. This is particularly pertinent as India crafts out pathways to meet its Nationally Determined Contributions (ND...

Financing Needs of Nascent Clean Energy Technology Businesses

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

There is a need to encourage, support, and scale innovation in order to advance to a more sustainable, nimble, and secure energy future. Emerging technologies have a business life cycle: research and development (R&D), demonstration, and eventual commercialisation. Clean energy projects, especially those in their nascent stages, have long timel...

Revitalising The Wind Energy Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Wind energy contributes 60 gigawatts(GW) to India’s target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. However, in the last few years, the sector has witnessed an immense slowdown. The annual capacity addition of wind energy was below 2 GW for the last two consecutive years- a drastic 60 per cent decrease from the financial year 2016–17. F...

The State of Renewable Energy in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

In the last decade the renewable energy sector has made tremendous strides in the country, growing from a fringe player to a mainstream actor in the energy sector. Riding on a favourable policy environment and dipping prices, capacity and generation have grown. According to official estimates, India has hit 73 GW of installed RE power, which is...

Enhancing Consumer Participation in Electricity Sector Decision Making in Rajasthan

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

While India's power sector is evolving, public awareness and participation in electricity governance processes is quite limited. On the one hand, utilities must adopt initiatives that can influence consumer behavior, ensure quality of supply and profitability. On the other, consumers need to be aware of their rights, responsibilities, regulatio...

Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in Uttar Pradesh’s Power Sector

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Uttar Pradesh has the largest population, the largest number of households added under the Saubhagya scheme, and the highest commitment to reforms under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), and, therefore, the greatest need to address losses incurred by distribution companies (discoms). But discoms in Uttar Pradesh have persistently been f...

The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF)

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) works to promote policy, regulatory and business solutions that will increase the deployment of renewable energy. Since it was established in 2013, the IREF has provided recommendations to inform several policy developments such as the National Solar Mission Phase II and amendments to the Electricit...

State of the Indian Renewable Energy Sector: Drivers, Risks, and Opportunities

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India has emerged as one of the champions of the global energy transition. At the end of 2017, India represented the world’s fourth largest wind installed capacity and the sixth largest solar installed capacity.1 Investment flow into the renewable energy (RE) sector in India is the second highest among developing countries.India’s RE ambiti...

Addressing Data Gaps Through a Knowledge Portal for the Renewable Energy Sectorp address data gaps

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India’s renewable energy market has gained increased momentum, stoked by an ambitious target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. But stakeholders still face challenges accessing data on the renewable energy sector. This is because information on major trends, growth trajectories, policy and regulatory reforms, market updates, and bottlenec...

The Potential of Solar Rooftop

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Solar Rooftop has significant potential to contribute to India’s renewable energy targets and energy security. India's target of 40 GW of solar rooftop capacity by 2022 has injected increased ambition into the sector. In the meanwhile, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has steadily gained wider acceptance with significant global capacity gro...

Cleaner and More Energy Efficient Cold chains in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Around Rs. 92,000 crores worth of major agricultural produce (at 2014 wholesale prices) is lost in India every year (Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, 2016). The actual economic loss would be compounded if we consider retail price, hunger, farmer distress and farm loan wavers. While many factors contribute to post-ha...

Implementing Sustainable Transport Projects in Smart Cities Programmes

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

In the past, support from Shakti helped four cities—Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Jaipur and Udaipur—to include sustainable mobility and built environment components into their Smart City Proposals. Based on the strength of the proposals, all four cities made it to the list of top 20 cities selected for the first round of funding under the Smart...

Inter Model Comparison of Different Transportation-Sector Policies in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The transportation sector is one of India’s major energy consuming sectors. As the country's GDP grows, it will lead to heightened transport activity for moving passengers and freight by the way of rapid motorisation. This will lead to a concomitant rise in energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector as a whole. Thus, ther...

Sustainable Mobility and Citizen Preferences

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Consumers are one of the largest and most important user group in an economy; but they are also the only group who are not effectively organized and whose views are often not heard. One of the most effective ways to nudge the transport sector towards an efficient and cleaner future is to understand, and inform the consumer behavior towards low ...

Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Over the last year, the Government of India has shown clear indications that it is keen to accelerate India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). However, there still exist ambiguities about the ways in which this transition may occur. Indian travel behaviour, modal split and consumption patterns are quite different from those observed in deve...

Increasing the Rail Share in Freight Transport in India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Over the last few years, the volume of freight transported in India has increased exponentially due to India's rapidly growing economy. Indian Railways, once the largest freight transport mode in the country, is rapidly losing it share in national freight mobility to road-based transport, which is more energy and emissions intensive. With the r...

Strengthening the Regulatory Environment for Urban Transport

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

Public transport systems (i.e. buses, metros, suburban rail) are, for the most part, unable to meet the mobility demand in Indian cities. As a result, the ownership of private vehicles (such as cars and two-wheelers) has increased significantly. This in turn has led to more congestion and travel time, worsening air quality and increase in GHG e...

Interpreting the Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement and its Implications for India

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

The transparency framework is an important element of the Paris Agreement. It includes obligations for countries to evaluate their mitigation efforts. But what are the implications of this framework for India? As key parameters of the transparency regime are negotiated and agreed upon, India will have to strengthen its domestic institutional fr...

Market Mechanisms for GHG Abatement

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

India will need to rely upon market-based mechanisms such as internal carbon pricing, carbon taxes, the emissions cap and trade to manage GHG emissions. Shakti is facilitating research and stakeholder consultations to facilitate the emergence of suitable market-based instruments. ...

The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessments (APnA) city program

Sector:    Undertaken By: Multiple    Recent Publication: 2019

With rapid urbanization and migration, major metropolitan cities as well as tier-2 cities are witnessing a rise in population, infrastructure needs and energy needs. This in turn is increasing pollution levels and worsening the quality of air. There have been attempts to quantify the impact of air pollution and its sources for metropolitan cite...

Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in Uttar Pradesh’s Power Sector

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

Uttar Pradesh has the largest population, the largest number of households added under the Saubhagya scheme, and the highest commitment to reforms under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), and, therefore, the greatest need to address losses incurred by distribution companies (discoms). But discoms in Uttar Pradesh have persistently been farin...

Unclamping India – How To Deal With Polluting Clamp-Type Kilns

Sector:    Undertaken By: Centre for Science and Environment    Recent Publication: 2018

Clamps are one of the one of the least efficient and most polluting of all brickmaking technologies. As India strives towards a cleaner brick future, phasing clamps out is a necessary step on the way. Based on a survey carried out in Maharashtra, this report provides insights on the adverse environmental impacts of clamps and suggests recommendatio...

Visualising the Impact of Air Pollution During October and November 2018

Sector:    Undertaken By: Respirer Living Sciences    Recent Publication: 2018

This report assesses the impact of agricultural burning and Diwali firecrackers on the pollution levels in the vicinity of the deployed monitors in 10 Indian cities during October and November 2018....

Discussion Paper on Carbon Tax Structure for India – Executive Summary

Sector:    Undertaken By: Ernst & Young    Recent Publication: 2018

Internationally, carbon pricing instruments have witnessed growing interest as cost effective policy measures for climate mitigation. A carbon tax is considered by many as an efficient climate mitigation instrument since it can influence decision making of businesses and individuals to enable transition towards low-carbon and energy efficient techn...