Sustainable Energy Initiatives in India
Director, Climate & Energy
India has emerged as a leader in promoting renewable energy development and tackling global climate change. The Worldwatch Institute has worked closely with partners in India to advance the country’s ambitious goals of increasing access to clean energy sources. We offer our expertise and experience to Indian decision-makers to bridge knowledge gaps and develop recommendations to overcome barriers to low-carbon development.
Report #187 | March 2012
Workshop Input Paper
|About Sustainable Energy Initiatives in India|
Worldwatch has a long and successful history working in India and has established strong local connections through activities including a 2010 New Delhi workshop in partnership with the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) on strategies for low-carbon growth. Worldwatch also holds yearly launches of its annual State of the World report in partnership with CEE, which helps garner great local interest in the Institute’s work.
We are currently working to establish long-term projects in India. These include bringing our Sustainable Energy Roadmap methodology to individual Indian states and establishing partnerships with civil society organizations in India with strong community ties in order to bring greater attention to local energy needs, and to enable local communities to play a larger role in their own energy choices. In addition, we hope to engage with interested government agencies – at the local, state, and federal level – to build capacity to expand sustainable-energy access to improve livelihoods.
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