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Plight of Madagascar: Severe Drought, Raging Famine and Lack of Adaptation Funds
Nov 24, 2021

Plight of Madagascar: Severe Drought, Raging Famine and Lack of Adaptation Funds

Reeling under droughts and famines, Madagascar finds itself in desperate need of long-term adaptation funds.

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure
Apr 10, 2023

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure

Infrastructure investments are required to enable economic growth and provide the services required by a growing population. The infrastructure already available is threatened by climate change, damaging existing assets and reducing future productivity. Investment in new infrastructure has to increase to fill the gap; as this occurs, the operation and maintenance cost of infrastructure are also expected to rise. Furthermore, as resources are scar

Power crisis in Bangladesh: बांग्लादेश में गहरे बिजली संकट का आर्थिक और रणनीतिक प्रभाव
Dec 27, 2022

Power crisis in Bangladesh: बांग्लादेश में गहरे बिजली संकट का आर्थिक और रणनीतिक प्रभाव

बांग्लादेश को अपनी ऊर्जा सुरक्षा मज़बूत करने पर निवेश कर

Pragmatic approach to combat climate-change: Former Secretary
Jan 31, 2015

Pragmatic approach to combat climate-change: Former Secretary

India, China and the US share a similar perspective on balancing economic interests with climate-action, seeking a pragmatic approach to combat climate change through plausible self-determined contributions that are cognizant of national interests, says former Union Environment Secretary N R Krishnan.

Prevent Zoonoses: Now or never
Jul 06, 2023

Prevent Zoonoses: Now or never

The G20 has the potential to leverage its influence and resources to address the root causes of zoonotic diseases through joint initiatives and take p

Priorities for Prime Minister Hasina's New Term in Bangladesh
May 09, 2024

Priorities for Prime Minister Hasina's New Term in Bangladesh

Sohini Bose, Ed., “Priorities for Prime Minister Hasina's New Term in Bangladesh,” ORF Special Report No. 225, May 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption
Jun 18, 2024

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption

Electrification of private buses is imperative for effective sector-wide decarbonisation.

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy
Mar 17, 2020

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy

This paper argues in favour of integrating valuation of ecosystem services in development policy planning in India. The paper presents three cases where monetary values of ecosystem services have been estimated to illustrate the significance of the exercise: the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in Uttarakhand, the Kunigal Wetlands in Karnataka, and the Indian Sundarbans Delta (ISD) in West Bengal. The first two cases highlight the ecosystem-livelihoods

Protecting coasts can give BIMSTEC an urgent sense of purpose
Oct 28, 2020

Protecting coasts can give BIMSTEC an urgent sense of purpose

Millions living around the Bay of Bengal need urgent protection from climate change impacts such as sea level rise and more severe cyclones

Re-imagining Climate Finance
Aug 16, 2023

Re-imagining Climate Finance

The international community has been engaged in negotiations around climate finance for three decades now, and working definitions continue to assign the role of funder to advanced economies, and that of recipient, to emerging ones. This brief makes a case for expanding such narrow definitions. It calls on countries such as India to re-imagine not only the idea of climate finance but also the mechanisms of raising funds and the channels f

Rebooting the forests and tree cover agenda for climate action
Nov 03, 2021

Rebooting the forests and tree cover agenda for climate action

Forests and tree cover can be leveraged in a proactive manner by developing countries like India to boost their climate action compliances and support

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024
Jan 16, 2024

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024

2024 could turn out to be a pivotal year for development finance as it would be interesting to see how countries direct their ODA allocations alongsid

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS
Jun 01, 2024

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS

Immediate action is needed to rethink frameworks to prioritise vulnerability indices, increase resilience funding, and align climate finance with SIDS

Reframing the Climate Debate
Jun 14, 2014

Reframing the Climate Debate

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India and the Stanley Foundation, USA co-hosted an international workshop on climate change on February 25-27, 2014 in New Delhi. The central objective of the workshop was to unbundle the different policy responses resulting from the multilateral negotiations thus far and their impact upon the evolution of existing and future multilateral frameworks. This Policy Brief aims to capture some of the salient per

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose
Jan 28, 2021

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose

It is about recognising that while cities offer economic opportunities to millions, they come with poor and overcrowded housing, lack of safe water an

Renewing our future at Glasgow
Sep 23, 2021

Renewing our future at Glasgow

Over the foreseeable future, only massive advances in renewable technology and storage options can reverse the tide of carbon emissions from the incre

Resetting France-US partnership
Dec 16, 2022

Resetting France-US partnership

The recent visit by Macron to the US has provided an opportunity for both allies to enhance bilateral cooperation and bolster transatlantic relations.

Restructuring the UNSC
Oct 17, 2022

Restructuring the UNSC

Greater representation of countries from Global South is required to ensure that the UNSC reflects the geopolitical realities of the 21st century

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges:  Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery
Nov 24, 2023

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges: Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery

Traditional development financing is proving insufficient to address overlapping global challenges, such as climate change and fragile contexts. This brief explores new thinking in development finance through two examples. The first is Islamic climate finance, which constitutes less than 2 percent of global Islamic finance. The brief identifies policy priorities and proposes dedicated Islamic climate-finance windows (e.g., in the Green Climate Fu

Rhetoric versus reality—G20 to COP28
Nov 23, 2023

Rhetoric versus reality—G20 to COP28

Despite the multitude of international forums, a nagging question remains: Are these resolutions genuine steps towards change, or merely political rhe

Rising demand for robust sustainable infrastructure
Jul 10, 2024

Rising demand for robust sustainable infrastructure

The rise in population, paralleled by the increase in urbanisation, has amplified the immediate need for climate-resilient infrastructure in Indian ci

Roadmaps and frameworks for achieving net-zero targets
Nov 02, 2021

Roadmaps and frameworks for achieving net-zero targets

Large climate financing is a prerequisite for net-zero transformation and innovations to reduce emissions. However, such financing must be recognised

Russia and the Future of the Arctic
Oct 28, 2021

Russia and the Future of the Arctic

Russia—the state with the longest Arctic coastline—is embarking on an ambitious plan to benefit from the vast natural resources of the region, while undertaking a military modernisation effort that had been stalled after the end of the Cold War. As one of the strongest players in the high north, Russia will be key in determining the future of the region, which is facing challenges brought about by global warming. This paper examines Russia’

SDGs and Structural Vulnerabilities: The Case of BIMSTEC Countries
Feb 21, 2022

SDGs and Structural Vulnerabilities: The Case of BIMSTEC Countries

This paper studies the case of the countries of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to investigate if progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plays an instrumental role in addressing structural vulnerabilities. It finds that it does. Despite improvements in certain SDGs such as increasing per-capita income levels, improving healthcare, and providing universal

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security
Jun 05, 2024

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security

Shoba Suri and Subhasree Ray, Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security, June 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Security Nexus: ‘तक़नीक, जल और सुरक्षा का ताना बाना’
Jan 09, 2023

Security Nexus: ‘तक़नीक, जल और सुरक्षा का ताना बाना’

उभरती हुई टेक्नोलॉजी और चौथी औद्योगिक क्रांति, क्या भारत

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development
Jan 18, 2022

Setting a path to green, resilient and inclusive development

By investing now to build a green, resilient and inclusive economy, countries can turn the challenges of COVID-19 and climate change into opportunitie

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency
Jun 07, 2024

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency

Given its location and its capabilities, Seychelles is well-placed to mitigate sea-borne challenges by cooperating with major players.

SIDS चा आवाज बुलंद करण्यासाठी हवामान वित्ताची पुनर्रचना करण्याची गरज!
Jun 14, 2024

SIDS चा आवाज बुलंद करण्यासाठी हवामान वित्ताची पुनर्रचना करण्याची गरज!

असुरक्षितता निर्देशांकांना प्राधान्य देण्यासाठी, लहान

Single-use plastic ban in India: Implementation and scope for improvement
Dec 13, 2022

Single-use plastic ban in India: Implementation and scope for improvement

Five months have passed since the single-use plastic ban came into force but there is little visible impact on the ground

Small Hydro Power Can Fill In Energy Deficit
Jan 07, 2011

Small Hydro Power Can Fill In Energy Deficit

Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents highest density resource and stands in the first place in generation of electricity from such sources world-wide. It is also the most cost-effective energy technology to be considered for rural electrification and under the climate change scenarios.

Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
Aug 23, 2023

Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?

As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.

Strategic and Managed Retreat as Adaptation: Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Sundarbans
Jul 30, 2020

Strategic and Managed Retreat as Adaptation: Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Sundarbans

Storm strikes are common in the Indian Sundarbans Delta on the northern Bay of Bengal and will only become more frequent and intense in this era of climate change. Every time a cyclone has hit the Sundarbans, the attempt has been to adapt in situ by creating protective infrastructure, and later return to the same conditions prevailing prior to the disaster. Such reliance on the notion of ‘resilience’ has become increasingly unsustainable and

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic
Apr 24, 2024

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic

While resource exploitation in the Artic may offer short-term gains, the long-term consequences for the planet outweigh them

Strategies for strengthening disaster finance in Indonesia
Sep 26, 2023

Strategies for strengthening disaster finance in Indonesia

Indonesia is highly vulnerable to climate change disasters and requires the integration of insurance and mitigation strategies as integral components

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture
Feb 16, 2023

Strengthening India’s partnership with the PICs by addressing climate-resilient agriculture

New Delhi’s aim to become a global power in the future with a vision of multipolar world order will be possible by expanding its goodwill amongst th

Strong under Wong: Taking charge of Australia’s foreign policy
May 25, 2022

Strong under Wong: Taking charge of Australia’s foreign policy

Will the Australian foreign policy ship witness a change of course in its policies under new leadership?

Subsidies to fossil fuels in India: Too much?
Jun 29, 2024

Subsidies to fossil fuels in India: Too much?

In India, fossil fuel subsidies dominate over support for renewable energy, creating complexities despite varying subsidy definitions