As the program on Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) continues to grow, through this comprehensive study, IDCR analyzes the evolution of ITEC, and its impact on India’s bilateral relations with partner countries. The study also provides valuable suggestions to further strengthen the ITEC program.
THERE is a rich city in our country that turns one of our major rivers into a sewage canal, but uses less than two- thirds of the sewerage treatment capacity it has installed. It sucks in water from distant hills, but still cannot provide water to even its planned settlements which, in any case, are home to less than one-fourth of its population. More is spent on connecting this city than on the national highway network that connects the five other major cities of the country – yet, the city cannot find depot space for its public bus service.
The United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru, were important as the last preparatory meet ahead of the Paris talks in late 2015, where a new global agreement to combat climate change is to be negotiated. While few would characterise the “Lima Call to Climate Action” as a resounding success, given the deep differences that plague the climate negotiations, the Lima call represents progress and will stand countries in good stead as the drum roll for Paris begins.
In India, institutional arrangements around climate finance have mostly followed national policy responses to climate change. This paper maps the emergence of climate change policy in India and subsequently traces the evolution of arrangements around climate finance. An early assessment of the climate finance landscape in India suggests that it is a highly complex and fragmented space with a multiplicity of institutions, actors, and channels of climate finance, both public and private, and domestic and international.
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India set up a High-level Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. T.S.R. Subramanian to review six environmental laws and recommend necessary amendments. A submission titled 'A Framework of Principles for Environmental Regulatory Reform' was made to the Committee by a set of CPR faculty.
The SARCist endeavours to bring to together regional think tanks and experts onto a virtual platform for knowledge sharing and discussion on regional cooperation with special focus on trade and investment.
The Governance and Public Policy Initiative (GPPI) seeks to foster a strategic community that brings together Indian law makers, scholars, bureaucrats, and civil society leaders to discuss pressing issues of public policy.