India’s climate change plan is rooted in promoting sustainable development, with climate actions as co-benefits. Operationalizing such an approach requires integrating multiple, often simultaneous, objectives: growth; energy access; socio-environmental benefits; and energy security. We propose Multi Criteria Decision Analysis as a framework to meet India’s goals in a coherent, deliberative and transparent manner. CPR seeks to initiate and inform discussions on multiple-objective based energy and climate policy, and promote its implementation. We are also testing its application starting with a rural cooking study, and developing a network of interested researchers and a repository of relevant resources.