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Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Jul 10, 2023

Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions

An enormous amount of capital is required for climate change mitigation and adaptation globally, but especially in emerging markets that have the dual burden of achieving development and meeting national climate goals in the coming decades. Although it is tough to estimate the precise amount of capital required to achieve these goals, it is anticipated to be in the range of trillions of dollars. However, the flow of capital into green sec

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices
Jul 21, 2023

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices

This paper presents an approach towards promoting nutritional security on one hand, and water security on the other, in an integrated framework. Using econometric models, it delineates water use efficiency on the basis of calorific estimates of the productivity of agricultural water use in the context of various crops. Based on the estimated marginal product of water across the various crops, the paper finds that alternative crops such as maize a

EU-AU Summit: Quest to match ambitions with actions
Feb 24, 2022

EU-AU Summit: Quest to match ambitions with actions

Would the recent summit help the AU and EU reboot their ties?

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance
Aug 14, 2023

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance

Over the last few decades, a global climate finance architecture has emerged to channel domestic and international funds towards climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However, mobilising climate capital at scale has been a challenge, particularly in the Global South, since the current financial system is inept at including climate change metrics in its capital allocation and disbursement processes, and applying a climate justi

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs
Apr 18, 2024

Exploring Ways to Fill Delhi’s Unmet Water Needs

Delhi—a city and union territory of India containing the country’s capital, New Delhi—continues to grow in population, posing challenges to civic agencies in the provision of citizens’ essential needs. This brief examines the experience of Delhi’s water agency in obtaining raw water, amid the growing gap in supply and demand that is only being exacerbated by climate change. The brief finds multiple reasons for the inadequacy of raw wate

Extreme Heat Events in India’s Cities: A Framework for Adaptive Action Plans
Jan 22, 2021

Extreme Heat Events in India’s Cities: A Framework for Adaptive Action Plans

Among the most severe consequences of climate change is the global rise in average temperatures, and the resultant increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves. Cities are particularly vulnerable to heatwaves as their high built density absorbs and retains heat, leading to higher temperatures than the surrounding areas and causing the ‘heat island’ effect. India’s northwest region routinely experiences abnormally hot days during the

Fault lines at the G20
Nov 02, 2021

Fault lines at the G20

Can G20 rise up to the occasion and meet the global expectations by coming to a universal agreement on crucial issues like trade and climate?

Financing India’s Green Transition
May 12, 2023

Financing India’s Green Transition

Climate change has emerged amongst India’s most formidable challenges to sustained GDP growth. To accelerate the implementation of the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and advance its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, finance is key. India needs to develop a comprehensive strategy and an integrated policy approach that aligns the country’s financial systems with the long-term needs of the economy while incor

Financing India’s renewable energy vision
May 12, 2023

Financing India’s renewable energy vision

India’s target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 might appear ambitious, but it is crucial as it will have a positive impact on the country’s economic growth, energy security and the fight against climate change. Financing is emerging as the key challenge to this vision, slowing down the pace of growth; as of December 2019, over 50 percent of the 2022 target is yet to be achieved. This brief outlines India’s existing

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector
Nov 12, 2021

Financing the end of coal: The market case for decarbonising India's energy sector

For India to conform to the coal-free trend, more foreign capital flow needs to be diverted to green sectors.

First Quad leaders meeting: An agenda beyond security
Mar 16, 2021

First Quad leaders meeting: An agenda beyond security

Besides vaccine diplomacy, this Quad meeting deliberated on matters like climate change, and critical and emerging technologies.

Five areas where Jeff Bezos’ earth fund can make a difference
Feb 27, 2020

Five areas where Jeff Bezos’ earth fund can make a difference

Climate change is the biggest development challenge that would demand sustained, meaningful investments and collective efforts, rather than individual action. The Amazon CEO’s fund could set the foundation for much greater climate action.

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat
Nov 08, 2023

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat

As the world seeks eco-friendly and ethically sound nutrition alternatives, synthetic meat takes centre stage, but like all innovations, it comes with

Forests for Future: Achieving India’s net-zero goals
Jun 04, 2024

Forests for Future: Achieving India’s net-zero goals

Adopting effective forest management strategies will provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution, significantly advancing India's net-zero emiss

Four Expectations from COP26
Nov 02, 2021

Four Expectations from COP26

The COP26 summit will need to work towards four key outcomes: increased finance for climate action; more ambitious emissions reduction commitments; fi

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?
Jun 28, 2017

Four famines in an interconnected world: What can the G20 do?

Nearly 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are facing what has been described as the largest food crisis in the world in 70 years. Conflict is the main reason behind these famines, abetted by drought, climate change, poverty, and the existing vulnerability of the people in these countries. Security issues have led to a dramatic decline in agricultural production and have adversely affected the supply and distribution of

France-India-UAE Trilateral: India’s Minilateral Engagements Ticks Up
Feb 16, 2023

France-India-UAE Trilateral: India’s Minilateral Engagements Ticks Up

The trilateral partnership has the potential to emerge as an action-oriented minilateral in the broader Indo-Pacific.

France-US partnership: फ्रांस-अमेरिका साझेदारी में फिर से मज़बूती
Dec 26, 2022

France-US partnership: फ्रांस-अमेरिका साझेदारी में फिर से मज़बूती

पिछले दिनों फ्रांस (France) के राष्ट्रपति मैक्रों के अमेरिका �

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India
Apr 21, 2023

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India

This year’s theme for the Earth Day, ‘Invest in our planet’, is a pivotal point in history as the need to adapt and mitigate the triple planetar

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action
Dec 01, 2023

From India’s G20 to UAE’s COP28 – A new pathway for climate action

From the Abu Dhabi conference, the urgent call for action should resonate loud and clear throughout COP28 in and create a dynamic and durable pathway

From Policy to Practice: Charting a Path for Floodplain Zoning in India
May 25, 2020

From Policy to Practice: Charting a Path for Floodplain Zoning in India

Floods are a recurrent phenomenon in many parts of India, and human and economic losses are consistently rising with increased exposure to the hazard. These losses can be significantly reduced by eliminating the encroachment on floodplains and regulating the land use within it through floodplain zoning, a widely accepted and effective non-structural policy measure. Despite its benefits, floodplain zoning has not been widely adopted in India, main

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics
Dec 24, 2017

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics

This paper analyses India’s participation in more than two decades of global climate politics. India has transitioned from a protest voice on the fringes of global climate policy to one that is actively shaping international efforts to combat climate change. Analysis of the drivers behind India’s negotiating positions on climate change thus far has focused on the competing motives of equity and co-benefits, which has however been insufficient

From Risk to Resilience: Climate Vulnerability Assessments in India
Aug 22, 2023

From Risk to Resilience: Climate Vulnerability Assessments in India

Climate adaptation has been at the forefront of UN climate negotiations over the past decade, given the increasing frequency of extreme weather events at the global, national, and sub-national levels. Climate vulnerability and risk assessments (VRA) are essential for adaptation planning, as they help identify areas, populations, and systems that are most at-risk from the impacts of climate change. They can also be used as a tool to develop adapta

Future of Natural Gas in India: Paving the Way to Benefit from Upside Risks of LNG Supply
Aug 23, 2023

Future of Natural Gas in India: Paving the Way to Benefit from Upside Risks of LNG Supply

This Issue Brief seeks to provide inputs for further discussion to gain from potential windfall opportunities that might arise for India's natural gas industry as well as lay the requisite foundation for a future plan.

G20 मध्ये आफ्रिकन युनियनचा प्रवास - चांगली सुरुवात पण पुढे मोठे आव्हान!
Jan 19, 2024

G20 मध्ये आफ्रिकन युनियनचा प्रवास - चांगली सुरुवात पण पुढे मोठे आव्हान!

आफ्रिकी महासंघाच्या जी-२० च्या सदस्यत्वामुळे आफ्रिका ख�

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs
May 01, 2023

G20: An opportunity to meet the Global South's climate finance needs

The present commitments made by the developed countries to provide climate finance have proved to be insufficient. The G20 needs to find pragmatic sol

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation
Sep 22, 2023

G20: Prospects for climate cooperation

The real challenge is to translate the call for climate cooperation iterated at the G20 Summit in New Delhi into deeds given the divergent development

G20: वैश्विक दक्षिण की जलवायु संबंधी वित्तीय आवश्यकताओं को पूर्ण करने का मौका
May 10, 2023

G20: वैश्विक दक्षिण की जलवायु संबंधी वित्तीय आवश्यकताओं को पूर्ण करने का मौका

विकसित देशों की ओर से जलवायु वित्त प्रदान करने को लेकर की

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 07, 2024

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific

It is imperative to integrate climate financing with a gendered approach in the Indo-Pacific region to tackle climate change in an effective manner