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Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda
Jan 11, 2024

Bangladesh’s economic future: A seven-point agenda

With Awami League winning the 4th consecutive term, this re-election opens up interesting implications for the country’s economic future

Bay of Bengal diplomacy
Oct 10, 2017

Bay of Bengal diplomacy

Setting up of research taskforces on various climate change and environment risks in the BIMSTEC sub-region can develop a common understanding of the threats, create standards for emergency management and come up with cost-effective solutions.

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System
Mar 22, 2023

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System

This brief employs text analytics to assess the extent to which speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on matters of peace and security find resonance in resolutions passed by the UN Security Council (UNSC). These two are among the six main organs of the UN system: the UNGA is the main deliberative and representative body; and the UNSC is tasked with maintaining global peace and security. This brief studies four contemporary issue

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China
Feb 29, 2024

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China

Europe’s relationship with China has transformed in recent years, with Chinese behaviour and actions now increasingly at odds with European values and interests. As Europe adjusts to new global realities amid a full-fledged war, the European Union (EU) and its member states are recalibrating their strategies and relationships with China. This paper aims to decipher these evolutions by assessing the EU approach and those of certain key European

BIMSTEC in 2022: A search for relevance
Mar 29, 2022

BIMSTEC in 2022: A search for relevance

The changing dynamics of the world order could provide BIMSTEC the opportunity to expand beyond the South Asian region

BIMSTEC on the Cusp: Regional Security in Focus
Aug 16, 2023

BIMSTEC on the Cusp: Regional Security in Focus

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is standing on the threshold of a new inning, as it marks its 25th year in 2022. The past months have been momentous for BIMSTEC, as it adopted a charter at the fifth Summit Meeting in March to outline a clearer purpose for the organisation. During the summit, BIMSTEC rationalised its 14 diverse sectors of cooperation into seven core areas of inte

BIMSTEC: A call for robust institutionalisation
Jun 07, 2023

BIMSTEC: A call for robust institutionalisation

BIMSTEC’s recent initiatives of strengthening institutional mechanisms are indeed a start but the road ahead is long if not arduous

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves
Dec 26, 2022

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves

India must adopt blue-carbon solutions if it intends to emerge as a global climate leader

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation
Jul 28, 2021

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation

Once a niche term, Blue Economy (BE) has matured into a popular concept in marine governance discussions in the Indo-Pacific region. As land resources reach their limits, governments in the region are keen to harness the ocean’s wealth for economic projects. Policymakers widely believe the blue paradigm allows marine activities to be earth-friendly and sustainable, and thereby guaranteeing a more equitable future. Recent developments, however,

Brazil is back
Jul 29, 2023

Brazil is back

The proactive foreign policy by Lula aims to raise Brazil’s global profile. Whether this comes to fruition is yet to be seen and it remains a diffic

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20
May 05, 2023

Bridging the SDGs Financing Gap: A Ten-Point Agenda for the G20

This brief discusses one of the most crucial challenges to effective global governance for development: bridging the financing gap for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It considers the role of the G20 in addressing this gap, and outlines a 10-point action plan for the grouping. The aim is to bolster the financing required to achieve the SDGs in the next six and a half years—serving as an update to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of 2015 in l

Briefing: UNFCCC COP 20 Meeting in Lima
Jan 19, 2015

Briefing: UNFCCC COP 20 Meeting in Lima

Climate change defined officially as 'a change in the state of the climate that can be identified among other things by changes in the mean and / or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer' is among major challenges facing countries.

Budget 22: India should make this year’s budget climate responsive
Jan 28, 2022

Budget 22: India should make this year’s budget climate responsive

This year’s Union budget brings an opportunity to formulate a climate-responsive budget that integrates both economic and climate targets

Building Back Better together—Potential for an India-UK partnership for a Green Transition
Oct 23, 2021

Building Back Better together—Potential for an India-UK partnership for a Green Transition

In the lead up to COP26, India and the UK can work together in catalysing a just and equitable post-pandemic recovery

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Aug 16, 2023

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems

Climate change, conflicts, and various crises have exposed the vulnerabilities of global food systems. Acute food insecurity and undernourishment have become more prevalent in recent times, and the imperative is to build more robust and sustainable food systems that do not adversely impact the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only underlined the importance of food security in times of crises. This brief explores the promise of clima

Building climate-resilient health systems in India
Aug 21, 2023

Building climate-resilient health systems in India

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and developing nations of the Global South are expected to be the most vulnerable

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector
Jul 21, 2023

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector

India’s power sector requires sustained efforts to achieve the power generating capacity target of approximately 1.2 terawatts by 2047. It needs such capacity to meet the demands of economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 of providing universal electricity access. At the same time, the country also needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet commitments to global climate action agreements. This paper revi

Calibrating India's climate-change response
Jul 28, 2014

Calibrating India's climate-change response

The most critical area for India's response to climate change must be adaptation. It needs to invest in actions against the imminent threats posed by climate change irrespective of how the global discourse progresses. Investments must be made through innovative channels, using a mixture of capacity-building programmes, awareness campaigns, traditional solutions, and new technologies.

Can India steer the justice agenda at COP27?
Nov 12, 2022

Can India steer the justice agenda at COP27?

The COP27 can serve as a platform for India to rally for climate justice and further its climate agenda during its upcoming G20 presidency

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition
Mar 27, 2023

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition

India is increasingly serving as a model for countries worldwide by demonstrating how economic development and environmental conservation can be complementary.

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?
Sep 30, 2023

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?

Being a multilateral forum of international economic cooperation, the G20 can serve as a suitable platform for creating a dedicated fund for climate m

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture
Nov 06, 2023

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture

Since P20-type parliamentary diplomacy has seen acceptance, slight organisational changes can place the P20 on track for being an exemplar multilatera

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation make a long-term difference in Afghanistan?
Sep 27, 2021

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation make a long-term difference in Afghanistan?

The SCO’s dilemma is that the progressive economic downturn in Afghanistan could possibly exacerbate challenges for member states

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within
Jan 07, 2022

Carbon inequality in India: The need to look within

Despite the bottom half of the carbon pyramid facing the unequal impact of climate change, India’s current climate policies continue to favour the t

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons
Jan 10, 2024

Carbon trading in India: Local actions for the global commons

Indian enterprises stand at the threshold of a lucrative venture, tapping into the thriving global carbon trading markets. These entities also play a

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने
Jul 26, 2023

Case for R&D in Climate Tech Innovation: जलवायु प्रोद्योगिकी नवाचार में अनुसंधान और विकास के मायने

सरकार, निवेशकों, संस्थाओं एवं उद्यमियों की तरफ से एकसाथ म�

China’s quest for the renewables
Jul 18, 2022

China’s quest for the renewables

In its quest to achieve net zero, China has introduced new plans to promote green transition and has made significant progress in low-carbon developme

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Climate action plan and Indian cities
Jun 09, 2023

Climate action plan and Indian cities

Since climate change will impact cities worldwide, ULBs will play a crucial role in addressing the climate-related challenges

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence
Apr 22, 2023

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence

By combining the power of AI with the wisdom of native intelligence, more effective climate actions can be developed

Climate and human health: Need to turn promises into actions  
Nov 18, 2022

Climate and human health: Need to turn promises into actions  

Climate change has become an even more pressing issue as it threatens public health, therefore, climate action needs to go beyond mere words

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action
Apr 26, 2023

Climate budgeting: Unlocking the potential of India's fiscal policies for climate action

The significant gap in fiscally integrating climate change concerns within national spending needs to be addressed

Climate conservation: Small steps for communities, giant steps for climate action
Jun 04, 2024

Climate conservation: Small steps for communities, giant steps for climate action

Although the scale of the environmental problems seems overwhelming, nature conservation works.

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey
Oct 05, 2023

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey

If the energy needs of the future population are to be met, India must reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources and become self-reliant in the

Climate finance: Myth vs reality
Nov 22, 2018

Climate finance: Myth vs reality

In 2015, the Paris Agreement of UNFCCC emphasised the role of climate finance in strengthening the global response to climate change. Since then, developed countries have made various claims about climate finance flows. Some of the myths surrounding climate finance need to be demolished.

Climate naivety: A modern-day challenge
Sep 16, 2022

Climate naivety: A modern-day challenge

There is a need to move away from climate naivety by adopting a more realistic approach when it comes to climate protection.

Climate Performance Index: A Study of the Performance of G20 Countries in Mitigation
Feb 20, 2023

Climate Performance Index: A Study of the Performance of G20 Countries in Mitigation

Climate is a global common, and the task of reversing the worsening climate change is a global responsibility. There are two aspects to climate action: adaptation and mitigation. This paper focuses on mitigation, the global efforts for which are uneven as some countries are performing better than others. The paper evaluates the mitigation efforts of the G20 countries, which are collectively responsible for some 80 percent of global greenhouse gas

Climate Smart Agriculture: How can we be smart about it?
Apr 08, 2019

Climate Smart Agriculture: How can we be smart about it?

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) as an appproach implies that farms need to become more resilient to climate change and efficient in their input use.

Climate Smart Agriculture: स्थिरता और खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए क्लाइमेट स्मार्ट कृषि
Dec 28, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture: स्थिरता और खाद्य सुरक्षा के लिए क्लाइमेट स्मार्ट कृषि

बढ़ती मांग और खाद्य असुरक्षा की चुनौतियों का सामना करने �

Climate twins: Weathering climate actions with fiscal stability
Jun 05, 2023

Climate twins: Weathering climate actions with fiscal stability

The complex risks associated with climate change pose a threat to the global economy. Thus, it is crucial for regulators to proactively manage these r

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Apr 18, 2022

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development

Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of th

Climate-proof farms to tackle food insecurity
Sep 20, 2022

Climate-proof farms to tackle food insecurity

Food self-sufficiency has been India’s greatest achievement, which must be celebrated. But India urgently needs to wake up to the significant challenges that climate change poses to its long-term food security and adopt urgent measures

Coal Beneficiation Policies: Sticks but no carrots
Jul 15, 2022

Coal Beneficiation Policies: Sticks but no carrots

With the increase in demand for coal, the only viable option left for the government is to go against its policy of self-reliance with coal beneficiat

Collective action on South Asia’s ‘wicked problems’
Apr 14, 2023

Collective action on South Asia’s ‘wicked problems’

The problems of water, energy, climate change, and urbanisation, are all intertwined; they are, also, all 'wicked'. There is little consensus on how to effectively navigate these problems, let alone, how to solve them. Of these, water is key: the threat of climatic changes is primarily manifested in water, its dwindling supply, and the conflicts that may potentially arise. It also encompasses so-called 'toad's eye' concerns of the grassroots, oft