This paper analyzes India’s climate change mitigation goals to enhance understanding, evaluate implementation progress, and identify opportunities for enhancing ambition.
A new report finds that India’s clean energy initiatives can help address poverty in rural communities by providing steady incomes, healthcare benefits and skill-building opportunities to unskilled and semi-skilled workers.
India plans to generate 160 gigawatts of wind and solar power by 2022, creating 330,000 new jobs. For the country's rural poor, these clean energy positions offer a lucrative alternative to subsistence farming.
India’s clean energy push will generate more than 330,000 full-time jobs over the next five years. Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India? finds that many of these jobs can provide steady incomes, healthcare benefits and skill-building opportunities for unskilled and semi-skilled workers. For India’s rural poor, especially women, clean energy jobs offer an alternative to subsistence farming. But decision-makers, from government officials to private sector leaders, must act to maximize poverty reduction impacts.
A new mandate for efficiency standards in India's commercial buildings could slash energy consumption and promote low-carbon growth. Here are additional steps that policymakers can take to transform building energy use and help the country meet its emission reduction goals.
Increasing transparency across the electricity sector to boost access to affordable, reliable and clean energy
By focusing incentivizes to encourage cooperation, China was able to capture a strategic market: electric buses. India could do the same for electric bikes.
Seaside communities from South Asia to the Caribbean have suffered terribly from flooding. Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, India Adaptation Strategy Head for the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India, distills how they can adapt, with a focus on the dynamics of environmental justice and sustainable development.
Supporting national governments with tools and resources to track progress toward meeting their national climate commitments and to strengthen climate action.
Thermal power plants rely on water for cooling, which means droughts can push generation offline. In India, reports describe this vulnerability—itself just another reason to speed the transition to renewables.
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement offers opportunities for India and China to lead on international climate action, but global progress is not yet matched by comparable leadership on domestic environmental policies in these two countries.
Today India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump held a joint press conference focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation around security, trade and economic growth.
Om Prakash (O.P.) Agarwal has been announced as the new CEO of WRI India, where he will oversee its strategy, staff and programmatic activities. Agarwal is a highly respected thinker and practitioner with decades of experience on cities, urban transport, climate change and related development and environment issues.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.
He endured kidnappings, assaults and attacks. But after more than a decade of protests and court battles, Prafulla Samantara stopped an open-pit bauxite mine from threatening India's Dongria Kondh tribe.
Civil society groups can enhance environmental and economic outcomes by connecting communities with expertise and formal decision-making processes.
The Green Power Market Development Group pioneers methods for corporations to buy renewable energy in India.
Water’s usability doesn’t need to end once it's flushed down the drain. Rather, India can see industrial and domestic wastewater as a valuable resource from which water, nutrients and even renewable energy can be extracted.