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G20 @ 2023: India’s commitment to sustainable development
Sep 08, 2023

G20 @ 2023: India’s commitment to sustainable development

India’s presidency of the G20 is an opportunity to promote the Global South's development narratives and leverage its status as the world's fastest-

Games delay India's aspiration of building sustainable cities
Jul 17, 2010

Games delay India's aspiration of building sustainable cities

The Commonwealth Games was planned to showcase a modern India. But it has actually set back India's urban modernisation plans through disproportionate focus.

Go glocal: Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 13, 2021

Go glocal: Sustainable Development Goals

Considering the changes in modern living, glocalization could turn out to be a viable alternative to globalization

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation
Feb 01, 2024

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation

Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide benefits such as flood control, water purification, and biodiversity conservation. In India, however, wetlands are threatened by pollution, encroachment, and rampant real estate development. This brief assesses the East Kolkata Wetlands to illustrate the challenges of preserving urban wetlands in India. It also presents recommendations to establish more comprehensive wetlands management and conservat

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa
Jun 08, 2015

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa

Given the need to prioritise growth in the developing world, the goals must be 'development-climate compatible,' not, 'climate-development compatible', according to Dr. Youba Sokona, coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

How sustainable are India’s development partnerships?
Jan 03, 2022

How sustainable are India’s development partnerships?

India’s development partnerships could be a potential game changer if sustainability is incorporated into the agenda

Impact Investments in India: Towards Sustainable Development
Jun 24, 2020

Impact Investments in India: Towards Sustainable Development

Conventional investments cater to investors who intend to gain financial returns. Other investors whose aim is to generate a positive social or environmental impact at a decent rate of return, turn to “impact investments” for their purpose. Mobilised to finance social enterprises, impact investments assume three primary forms: embedded, integrated, and external. This paper discusses the ideas of impact investment and social enterprises, and o

Importance of social mobility for sustainable development
Sep 05, 2022

Importance of social mobility for sustainable development

Policy responses must be targeted to uplift those who were at the lowest socio-economic rungs as it shows that a higher degree of social mobility help

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency
Jun 19, 2023

Increasing Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency

This paper highlights the imperatives for India’s G20 Presidency for promoting development cooperation towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given its unique development cooperation model—more precisely, its development partnership model—India can utilise its G20 presidency to push the sustainability agenda. This will help bridge the North-South divide in sustainable development financing. The paper recommends

India and the EU as partners for sustainable development: Taking cooperation to the next level
Mar 02, 2019

India and the EU as partners for sustainable development: Taking cooperation to the next level

India and the EU are too big to think small and have the combined political and economic weight to shift the SDGs decisively closer to their goalposts

India's G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing
Sep 04, 2023

India's G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing

India’s G20 Presidency has identified the mandate for the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) as thus: “capacity building of the ecosystem for financing sustainable development.” The aim is to scale up efforts in mobilising large pools of global capital for sustainable projects, particularly in emerging and developing economies. Under the aegis of the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), the G20 proposes the developmen

India's human capital: Quality education vis-à-vis sustainable development
Jan 24, 2024

India's human capital: Quality education vis-à-vis sustainable development

For a developing nation like India, education emerges as a fundamental tool for creating the human capital necessary to sustain development in the 21s

India-US relationship: Is the top-down structure sustainable?
Jul 06, 2018

India-US relationship: Is the top-down structure sustainable?

How will the US establishment come to terms with the fact that for the better part of the 21st century, India will be the larger economic partner? Has Delhi realised the potential and consequences of this shift?

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 G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing
Sep 04, 2023

India’s G20 Leadership: Elevating Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Financing

India’s G20 Presidency has identified the mandate for the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) as thus: “capacity building of the ecosystem for financing sustainable development.” The aim is to scale up efforts in mobilising large pools of global capital for sustainable projects, particularly in emerging and developing economies. Under the aegis of the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), the G20 proposes the developmen

India’s ‘Amrit Kaal’: Budget 2022’s vision for Sustainable Development
Feb 02, 2022

India’s ‘Amrit Kaal’: Budget 2022’s vision for Sustainable Development

As the Union Budget charts the pathway to development for the next 25 years, faltering consumption demand is still a concern

Industrial corridors, if executed well, can lead to equitable and sustainable economic growth
Dec 03, 2020

Industrial corridors, if executed well, can lead to equitable and sustainable economic growth

Economic decisions and reforms are not a sprint, but a relay race where different types of economic reforms are required at various stages of a nation

Integrating the social dimension in climate transition under G20’s Sustainable Finance Working Group
Oct 18, 2022

Integrating the social dimension in climate transition under G20’s Sustainable Finance Working Group

The G20 is well-positioned to create frameworks for just transition that can provide common definitions, understanding and principles to aid internati

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm
Aug 16, 2023

Investing in human capital and sustainable growth: A symbiotic paradigm

By addressing challenges related to education, healthcare, and gender inequality, India can harness its human potential to drive economic progress and

Is the India Post Payments Bank financially sustainable?
Aug 30, 2018

Is the India Post Payments Bank financially sustainable?

What differentiates India Post Payments Bank from its ancestor — India Post — is in its value proposition of providing a technology-driven payment

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development
Nov 28, 2023

Leaving no one behind: Transgender inclusion in India's sustainable development

Implementing inclusive policies aligned with SDGs is crucial to counteract discrimination against transgender in India

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 26, 2023

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific

In today’s world, the role of major and middle powers is more critical than ever in ensuring that wider developmental concerns are addressed

Modern Technology for Sustainable Forest Management in India
May 22, 2023

Modern Technology for Sustainable Forest Management in India

India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for climate action emphasises the creation of an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to three billion tonnes by 2030 by increasing the country’s green cover. At the same time, however, harmful human activities such as legal and illegal logging, as well as deforestation for development purposes seem poised to negate the impact of these climate-action plans. While steps are being taken to prevent t

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic
Dec 23, 2020

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic

What we need is a shift of national economies away from fossil fuels on to a low-carbon footing and generate new jobs quickly.

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure
May 17, 2021

Multilaterals as catalysts for private sector investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure

MDBs’ private sector lending arms are expected to build distinctiveness in lessons learned and best practices in catalysing private sector finance f

Municipal bonds: A sustainable source of finance for Indian cities
Jun 10, 2020

Municipal bonds: A sustainable source of finance for Indian cities

There have been various factors that have limited the growth of the municipal bond market, but importantly it reflects the state of finances in the in

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand
Aug 31, 2023

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand

There is an urgent need for sustainable and resilient food systems to guarantee sustainable diets that are nutritious and aligned with the evolving ec

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa
Jun 18, 2019

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa

Kitchen gardens can help strengthen food security and improve income generation and livelihoods.

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity
Jun 06, 2020

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity

India may be the world’s second largest producer of food, but it has its second largest undernourished population. Further, more than half of women in India suffer from anaemia, which is one of the reasons for the high rate of low-birth weight babies. An unbalanced diet and lack of food is directly linked to high rates of stunting, excessive weight, and death in children under five years of age. The Government of India has implemented programme

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)
Sep 20, 2023

OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs)

SDGs are not enough for global sustainability. OECD countries need to adopt Sustainable Consumption Goals (SCGs).

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?
Feb 16, 2021

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?

The multiple ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns imposed by countries as a response, are being felt in sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. The global community must now hurdle massive obstacles to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To correctly assess the impact of the pandemic on global sustainability-driven concerns, it is important to understand not only the inter-linkages between the SDGs,

Participatory planning: The catalyst for building sustainable cities
Jul 06, 2022

Participatory planning: The catalyst for building sustainable cities

India can emulate other global models by including all the stakeholders in the decision-making process to develop resilient urban cities.

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

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts
Mar 28, 2024

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts

To reverse the adverse effects of industrialisation and rapid urbanisation on water bodies, India must implement sufficient and sustainable measures t