Pursuing a low carbon development pathway provides a growth paradigm that will enable India to achieve its development aspirations while responding to the threat of climate change. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, India aims to reduce and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Given that these targets are economy wide, India will require a strong institutional and governance framework, robust domestic policies and reliable financing sources. Analytical assessments and informed dialogues between stakeholders will help the development of more effective interventions. Shakti is supporting efforts that promote robust policy research, facilitate access to finance from appropriate climate funding sources, build capacities of key stakeholders and deepen engagements among them. Shakti is also supporting national and state level efforts to enhance transparency in climate actions by strengthening GHG management capacities.
GHG Management and Market Mechanisms
The Paris Agreement requires countries to track and regularly report their climate actions and GHG emissions as a means to evaluate progress on their NDC targets. Shakti is supporting multiple initiatives to build adequate capacities amongst various stakeholders…
Climate Dialogue and Capacity Development
Achieving multi-stakeholder consensus on the policy actions India should take in response to climate change is essential. To facilitate this outcome and to deepen engagements among stakeholders, Shakti supports communication, dialogue and capacity building…
India must progress its climate actions in harmony with achieving its development priorities. A wide spectrum of policy choices are available, however, their institutional, financial and technical implications as well as trade-offs and co-benefits need…
Finance is a critical enabler for India’s transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient economy. Significant investments are required for the implementation of India’s climate actions at the national level and across states. Given the scope and scale of investment required…
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Governments at the sub-national level in India have developed and implemented instruments and policy measures to finance their climate actions. Shakti has enabled research activities that are designed to assess and improve the performance of these measures.
To help inform the domestic actions on climate change, Shakti launched a briefing paper series to provide an up-to-date account and analysis of India’s efforts to fight against global climate change. The goal of this series is to promote informed discussion and debate on important developments that are likely to shape climate policy in India.
A close tracking of international climate negotiations is essential to assess their implications for India. For this, Shakti supports activities to track international climate deliberations and inform decision makers on the actions that India should take to effectively deliver on its climate commitments.
India's emissions will continue to grow in the coming years but there are significant mitigation opportunities that exist across various sectors and sub-sectors. The GHG Platform is a collective civil-society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy,...Read more
Energy choices play a key role in defining an economy’s growth trajectory as well its emissions intensity. An increasing reliance on cleaner sources of energy will over time drive a country on to a low-carbon development pathway. Over the years, India’s energy needs have grown considerably, which has also increased India’s dependence on...Read more