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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

Geopolitics, geoengineering governance, and the role of developing countries
Nov 02, 2021

Geopolitics, geoengineering governance, and the role of developing countries

Developing countries that already have put in place a research base in geoengineering (such as India) should be at the forefront of demanding a govern

German defence policy after renewed war in Europe
Dec 08, 2022

German defence policy after renewed war in Europe

Germany’s NSS can help map its return to strategic action by redefining its foreign and security policy

Getting to the Green Frontier
Jan 26, 2022

Getting to the Green Frontier

The Indian government’s commitment to pursuing low-carbon development is evident in its ambitious targets and path-breaking climate initiatives

Glasgow COP looming: Feel earth move under your feet
Oct 26, 2021

Glasgow COP looming: Feel earth move under your feet

At the current rate of around thirty-four billion tons of CO2 emissions per year, we could exhaust our carbon budget in less than a decade

Great walls: Addressing domestic barriers to climate action projects in India
Dec 11, 2017

Great walls: Addressing domestic barriers to climate action projects in India

This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilienc

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance
May 12, 2014

Green Bonds: The latest innovation in climate finance

India spends over 2.6 per cent of its GDP to deal with challenges of climate change. Still, resource scarcity and other priorities make it a challenge to find matching financial resources for mitigating climate change. Green Bonds have the potential to significantly change the climate change landscape of India.

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges
Jan 12, 2024

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges

To end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and eradicate all types of malnutrition, policymakers must intensify their efforts

Health Perspective of the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration
Oct 25, 2023

Health Perspective of the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration

The New Delhi Declaration’s policy commitments in the health sector emphasise the role of the G20 in revising the existing financial and global heal

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification
Jun 04, 2024

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification

AI is a valuable ally in the fight against desertification, but we must stay mindful of the challenges new AI solutions will have to address for them

How to get green financing to take off
Oct 28, 2022

How to get green financing to take off

An economic return alone might not be sufficient to induce green financing. A more holistic rate of return, considering the social cost of carbon, will be appropriate

How to prepare for unpredictable climate events to ensure water sustainability
Dec 23, 2020

How to prepare for unpredictable climate events to ensure water sustainability

The pandemic — while not caused by climate change — is a wonderful and horrible example of a radical non-stationary occurrence.

Identifying Pathways to ‘Net Zero’
Nov 02, 2021

Identifying Pathways to ‘Net Zero’

Current numbers demonstrate why a net-zero framework is needed, but also show that it is unlikely that direct funding from governments and voluntary f

IMF’s moderate response despite urgent climate needs
May 02, 2023

IMF’s moderate response despite urgent climate needs

The recent climate resilience loan packages that has been introduced by the IMF fall short

Importance of quantum computing for reducing carbon emissions
Jun 14, 2023

Importance of quantum computing for reducing carbon emissions

The adoption of quantum computing technology could prove to be revolutionary for India to reduce its carbon footprint

Inconvenient truths: those opposing Cop28 leadership should face own reality
May 27, 2023

Inconvenient truths: those opposing Cop28 leadership should face own reality

Cutting oil and gas out of the climate conversation won’t work because – like it or not – they will underpin the global economy for years to come

India and a new Asian order
May 21, 2022

India and a new Asian order

India should join hands with Japan, South Korea, and Australia to collaborate on shared geopolitical and security interests so that it can counterbala

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance
Aug 14, 2023

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance

This brief reviews the crucial role of India in global climate politics and highlights the country’s partnerships on sustainable energy in Africa through the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA). The brief finds that, beyond contributing to climate change mitigation, India—through ISA, in particular—is helping ensure energy security and sustainable livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa by providing poor communities access to natural, ec

India needs climate adaptation strategy
May 06, 2015

India needs climate adaptation strategy

Absence of a national climate change adaptation strategy is hampering India's climate change mitigation efforts, opined experts and stakeholders while speaking at a seminar on 'Supporting Climate Resilient Development in India' in Kolkata on April 23.

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism
Jan 26, 2022

India, the EU and the Future of Multilateralism

India and the EU must explore new avenues for greater political and security cooperation to protect the world’s public goods

India-US diplomacy in health amidst 2024 elections
May 29, 2024

India-US diplomacy in health amidst 2024 elections

While the results of the elections are difficult to predict, the strong commitment and cooperation in the health sector between India-US should be enh

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition
Oct 19, 2022

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition

Indian businesses will play a crucial role in championing climate change action while simultaneously integrating it into sustainable GVCs

India’s decisive decade
Nov 11, 2021

India’s decisive decade

Revamping our development model is crucial to achieve growth and prosperity in the coming decade, while keeping in line with green transition.

India’s economic rise is not translating into a rise in city liveability
Feb 23, 2023

India’s economic rise is not translating into a rise in city liveability

There are enough indications that the standard of living of Indian people remains the same despite  India’s robust urban economic productivity

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World
Sep 13, 2023

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World

Energy transitions in developing economies like India are complex processesinvolving substantial financial and technological resources as well as appropriate innovation.These transitions are central to the climate debate, where emphasis is placed on increasing theshare of renewables in the energy mix to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Thispaper examines the historical attributes of energy transition and finds various critical fact

India’s G20 Presidency and the future of cities
Dec 08, 2022

India’s G20 Presidency and the future of cities

India now has the unique opportunity to outline and action specific U20 goals to link with the larger objectives of G20

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom
Aug 14, 2023

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom

As India marks its 77th Independence Day, New Delhi is well on its way towards building strong strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

India’s policy pathways for deep decarbonisation
Nov 11, 2021

India’s policy pathways for deep decarbonisation

What are the policy changes that need to be adopted by India to ensure that it fully utilises the opportunities arising from green transition?

Institutionalising Net Zero
Nov 12, 2021

Institutionalising Net Zero

Now that India has committed to achieve net zero targets by 2070, we have ample time to institutionalise the green policy pathways using a top-down ap

Introducing geospatial technology in industrial water management
Dec 26, 2022

Introducing geospatial technology in industrial water management

Using geospatial technologies is an imperative step for India to make its industrial sector more resilient and sustainable

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans
Jun 11, 2024

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans

Despite efforts by New Delhi and Dhaka to conserve the Sundarbans, institutional safeguards do not effectively translate into on-the-ground protection

Investing in the Planet: Climate literacy as ESG enabler for Indian corporates
Apr 21, 2023

Investing in the Planet: Climate literacy as ESG enabler for Indian corporates

As per the theme for Earth Day 2023, Indian businesses should invest in green solutions and embark on sustainable and green business models

IPCC हवामान बदल अहवाल 2022 : 1.5 अंश से.पर्यंत पोहोचण्याची अखेरची संधी
Jan 06, 2023

IPCC हवामान बदल अहवाल 2022 : 1.5 अंश से.पर्यंत पोहोचण्याची अखेरची संधी

हवामान बदल रोखण्याचं उद्दिष्टं साधण्यासाठी केलेल्या कर

IPCC’s reminder: Not just climate-smart but also water-wise
Apr 14, 2022

IPCC’s reminder: Not just climate-smart but also water-wise

The mitigation of climate change will be successful only if water risks are factored in while drafting ‘climate-smart’ strategies.

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns
Mar 15, 2024

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns

As weather has historically been used as a weapon in warfare, India must assess the geopolitical and strategic implications of China’s growing weath

Issues for Bangladesh
Nov 02, 2021

Issues for Bangladesh

As a leader of vulnerable nations, Bangladesh calls for greater commitment, ambitious targets, and solidarity of the global community to make the worl

Just Transition Declaration: Can it be the way towards achieving universal access to clean cooking fuels and technologies?
Feb 14, 2022

Just Transition Declaration: Can it be the way towards achieving universal access to clean cooking fuels and technologies?

Pursuing a transition to cleaner cooking fuels could help achieve long-term goals of an environmentally sustainable economy, social inclusion, and emp

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India
Mar 22, 2022

Just Transition: Low bar for the Low Carbon Transition in India

The assumption that energy transition will also ensure social transition may prove to be inaccurate in the long-run

Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response
Mar 04, 2024

Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response

Jayashree Balasubramanian et al., “Leveraging Community Engagement in Swift and Skillful Disaster Response,” ORF Special Report, March 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency
Aug 04, 2022

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency

The global macroeconomy has undergone unprecedented change in recent years, particularly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the G20 had an effective coordinating role in steering the global economy through the 2008 global financial crisis, its role in engineering an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the pandemic has been more mixed. Incomes in the advanced G20 economies are on track to return to pre-pandemic levels by end-2022 but have

Lima conference should set reasonable expectations for Paris
Sep 20, 2014

Lima conference should set reasonable expectations for Paris

Climate change experts at a roundtable at Observer Research Foundation emphasised the need for maintaining a pragmatic attitude at the 20th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at Lima. According to them, the goal should be to set reasonable expectations that can be achieved in Paris.

Lima UNFCCC: Preparatory Consultations by Peruvian CoP Presidency
Sep 12, 2014

Lima UNFCCC: Preparatory Consultations by Peruvian CoP Presidency

Observer Research Foundation organised a closed door roundtable meeting of Indian Non-Government Experts on climate change with Amb. Antonio Garcia, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Peru.

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action
Sep 19, 2018

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action

Climate change and economic development are emotive subjects that are closely related: yet one is caused by the other. People’s lives are increasingly getting affected by the negative side-effects of climate change, particularly in developing countries which, at the same time, face enormous challenges to their aspirations for economic growth. Leading scientists agree that global warming is a reality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are requir