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Sustainability in space
Oct 11, 2022

Sustainability in space

Given the development of new and emerging technologies, the sense of urgency around space sustainability may soon skyrocket

Sustainability will be integral component of post-COVID international trade order
Jul 28, 2020

Sustainability will be integral component of post-COVID international trade order

With trade acting as a conduit between production and consumption, a post-Covid trade order must be built upon the principles of sustainability to curb the negative impacts on the ecosystem.

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security
Nov 24, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security

To meet the challenges of growing demand and food insecurity, we need to improve productivity through sustainable agriculture

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability
Nov 29, 2021

Electric mobility for jobs, growth and sustainability

E-mobility is not a magic pill that can cure all emissions ills, careful planning at the state level is required to ensure its success

G20 Turkey Summit: Towards resilience, recovery and sustainability
Nov 10, 2015

G20 Turkey Summit: Towards resilience, recovery and sustainability

The G20 Summit at Antalya in Turkey is expected to focus extensively on infrastructure investment on one hand and climate and energy policy on the other. The latter seems quite natural, ahead of the Conference of Parties in Paris in December.

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

Greek crisis a threat to EU sustainability, says expert
Aug 20, 2015

Greek crisis a threat to EU sustainability, says expert

In the face of the Greece crisis, the fundamental problem that needs to addressed is whether the European Union was sustainable, as very soon Spain would also be faced with a financial crisis similar to Greece. A total re-writing of the books and balance sheet of the European economy is required as it was done in 1945, according to Dr. S. Narayan.

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs
Apr 01, 2020

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs

The pandemic COVID19 doesn’t just come in the way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but calls for a rethinking of the timeline.

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.

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions
Mar 19, 2021

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions

COVID-19, which is a highly infectious disease of zoonotic origin, serves as a serious reminder that human-nature interactions need to be based on sustainable development pathways. The recent surge in zoonotic infections in different parts of the world—among them, H1N1, Nipah virus, Zika virus, and Lyme disease—can be attributed to the intensification of human-animal contact through wildlife trade and livestock production. Reducing the rates

Mainstreaming sustainability outcomes in big infrastructure projects
May 13, 2020

Mainstreaming sustainability outcomes in big infrastructure projects

Urban infrastructure projects using brownfield or greenfield development can cause damage to natural habitats. To achieve the Agenda 2030 goal of “leaving no one behind” while mitigating the destruction of habitats, an integrated approach towards infrastructure development must be adopted. This paper outlines the current paradigms of sustainable infrastructure provision, highlighting how and why sustainability outcomes are overlooked at diffe

Maldives: Achieving debt sustainability might prove difficult
Nov 17, 2022

Maldives: Achieving debt sustainability might prove difficult

Global downturns have made it tricky for the Maldivian government to keep debt financing in check

Our digital future holds the key to urban sustainability and resilience
Jun 18, 2019

Our digital future holds the key to urban sustainability and resilience

The increasing integration of sensors, big data and connected devices is creating an information-rich urban environment, that — if leveraged properl

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth
Aug 24, 2023

Redefining the sustainability of development: Towards inclusive wealth

By embracing the inclusive wealth paradigm, India has the opportunity to reimagine progress in a way that harmonises the aspirations of humanity with

Reorienting sustainability in the “post-normal age”: India’s policy imperatives
Feb 12, 2021

Reorienting sustainability in the “post-normal age”: India’s policy imperatives

There are growing calls amongst a section of political and industry leaders for a “great reset” of capitalism.

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability
May 24, 2023

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability

Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Its targets include the promotion of resilience to disasters such as earthquakes. Many of India’s cities that lie in high-intensity zones—determined by ‘seismic microzonation’—are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes. Such cities, therefore, must move towards developing and adopting policies that pro

SEBI-FMC merger will help financial markets sustainability
Mar 24, 2015

SEBI-FMC merger will help financial markets sustainability

The SEBI-FMC merger might create the opportunity for many derivative products based on "global commons" (like CO2 emission) to succeed, which otherwise failed in India due to lack of foreign participation. And, the new face of regulatory architecture will indeed usher in an age of innovation.

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The promise of AI: Can it hold for environmental sustainability?
Apr 14, 2021

The promise of AI: Can it hold for environmental sustainability?

We need to be in a better position to do our homework and genuinely assess the environmental impact of digital technologies, including AI.

The Sustainability Thread in India’s Development Partnerships
Oct 04, 2021

The Sustainability Thread in India’s Development Partnerships

This brief analyses the alignment between India’s development partnerships since Independence, and sustainability goals. It conducts the examination using three phases of India’s development partnerships—i.e., Phase 1, 1947-1990; Phase 2, 1991-2008; and Phase 3, post-2008—and finds that the country’s development cooperation agenda has historically incorporated objectives of sustainable growth. This pattern would continue throughout the

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition
Nov 25, 2021

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition

For the transport sector to truly transform, it will need to attain environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and economic sustainability.

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities
May 04, 2020

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities

High-density urban agglomerations may be sustainable in terms of the economies of scale their populations provide. Yet, as proven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these same urban spaces are nearly defenceless in times of unprecedented disease outbreaks. A pandemic poses many risks to the millions who live in dense megacities, whether in wealthy countries or developing ones. The sheer density of the population of these cities provides an ideal e

A case for “GDP of the poor” to make conservation everybody’s business
Jul 02, 2020

A case for “GDP of the poor” to make conservation everybody’s business

That development is a multi-dimensional phenomenon entailing delineation of institutions, processes, and structures to ensure sustainability and equit

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems
Aug 14, 2023

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems

Evidence from several countries suggests that last-mile connectivity solutions—the transport options available to commuters from the origin of their journey to the point of accessing a public transit system—enhance citizens’ mobility and increase metro rail ridership. This brief evaluates India’s operational metro rail transit systems to identify the missing links in the provision and effective implementation of last-mile connecti

A second glance at the Interim Budget
Feb 05, 2024

A second glance at the Interim Budget

While the Interim Budget is a temporary plan, the government’s priority and the country’s imperatives remain inclined towards inclusive developmen

A sentinel at sea
Mar 08, 2024

A sentinel at sea

A new naval base in Lakshadweep is a signal to partners and adversaries that India remains the preeminent power in the Eastern Indian Ocean

Approaching sustainable development through an urban lens
May 16, 2019

Approaching sustainable development through an urban lens

Urbanisation is not the problem. It is actually the solution to achieving true sustainability and establishing a closed loop circular economy.

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order
Aug 22, 2023

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order

By reforming policy frameworks and promoting responsible global economic governance, globalisation could prioritise inclusive growth, social equity, a

Assessing the ‘new Bretton Woods’ moment
Dec 22, 2020

Assessing the ‘new Bretton Woods’ moment

As in 1944, two challenges lie ahead — to fight the warfare today and build a better tomorrow. Economic policy must be effective on the run and forw

Bhutan’s goal of a green city: Pathways for a syncretic Indo-Bhutan development
Jan 18, 2024

Bhutan’s goal of a green city: Pathways for a syncretic Indo-Bhutan development

Bhutan’s forthcoming urban expansion will be a great opportunity for Indian urban planners to closely observe an urbanism model rooted in the ethos

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future
Oct 07, 2023

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future

As we commemorate World Cotton Day, the transformative potential of cotton within the T&A industry needs to be examined

Blue economy: Beyond an economic proposition
Mar 03, 2017

Blue economy: Beyond an economic proposition

Blue economy’ is the integration of ocean economy development with values of social inclusion and environmental sustainability, along with dynamic and innovative business models. For India, however, blue economy extends beyond being merely an economic and environmental proposition. It presents India with an unprecedented opportunity to meet its national objectives, strengthen connectivity with neighbours, and exert influence in the surrounding

Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector
Jan 24, 2022

Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector

This year’s budget should prioritse the growth of transport infrastructure rooted in environmental and social sustainability

Climate change and geostrategic ocean governance in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 14, 2022

Climate change and geostrategic ocean governance in the Indo-Pacific

Marine ecology is increasingly threatened by military exercises in oceans; India can take the lead in ensuring sustainability in military practices

Climate change may kill data sovereignty
Jan 16, 2024

Climate change may kill data sovereignty

Climate change is impacting data centres that are vital for a country's digital development. It is critical, therefore, for data centre strategies to

Climate narratives: Reading between the lines
Apr 29, 2022

Climate narratives: Reading between the lines

Developing countries are lagging behind in implementing decarbonisation policies as appropriate climate finance and green technology aren’t being ex