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Climate Finance at the Sub-National Level – The Case of Odisha

This study aims to develop financing strategies that would assist the Central and State Governments in implementing the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC) in an effective and efficient manner. There are broadly three […]

Author(s): Koyel Mandal, Vivek Venkataramani, Sunanda Rathi, Shivaranjani. V
Date: November, 2013

Fiscal Instruments
Fiscal Instruments for Environment and Climate Change: Experience from Indian States

Background: Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants are negative externalities imposing an external cost on the entire society and not just on the individuals who consume a certain product. Though India does not have an […]

Author(s): Koyel Mandal, Rajesh Rangarajan, Chayan Bandyopadhyay
Date: November, 2013

Environmental and Social Risks in Project Financing: Evidence from India

Background: Sustainable finance begins with recognizing the sources of risks – be it financial, social or environmental. Internationally, examples abound of companies or projects that have been shut down or heavily penalized as a result […]

Author(s): Koyel Mandal, Vivek Venkataramani
Date: August, 2013

An Evaluation of India’s National Action Plan on Climate ChangeAn Evaluation of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change

Welcome to! India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change and eight climate missions ─ a vital part of India’s response to climate change, and the main avenue through which planned activities on adaptation and […]

Author(s): Sujatha Byravan, Sudhir C Rajan
Date: July, 2012

Best Practices: Environmental Sustainability Index 2011

Each state’s environmental resources, capabilities and hence challenges differ from others. ESI compares the states across six peer groups; created on the basis of GDP per capita and contribution to India s GDP. Sub index […]

Author(s): Manasi Pathak, Kadambari Anantram, Vivek Venkataramani
Date: June, 2012

USI: Urban Sustainability Index

Cities will be central to India’s economic future. The country’s urban population grew from 290 million in 2001 to 340 million in 2008, an increase of 17.24% over an eight year period, with this number […]

Author(s): Sivapradha CR, Kadambari Anantram, Vivek Venkataramani
Date: April, 2012

Environmental Literacy in Sikkim

IFMR-CDF in collaboration with Department of Forest Environment and Wildlife Management (DFEWM) Sikkim is working on a state-wide study for establishing baseline information on environmental awareness of the citizens in Sikkim. One of the goals […]

Author(s): Manasi Pathak, Shweta Bhagwat
Date: March, 2012

Atlas of Household Energy Consumption and Expenditure in India

We at the Centre for Development Finance-IFMR are proud to introduce the Energy Atlas – the first interactive online resource, complete with explanatory report, which allows investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers to quickly access and […]

Author(s): Mohit Sharma, David Fuente, Rich Woodbridge
Date: February, 2012

Urban Testing Project

The Rural Market Insight group conducted a study of rapid prototyping and user testing on the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) households located in urban areas in Chennai. The study served to explore whether the […]

Author(s): Selvan Thandapani, Rich Woodbridge
Date: April, 2011

Demand for Green Buildings in Indian Cities
Demand for Green Buildings in Indian Cities

A burgeoning population, escalating economic development and internal migration to urban centres from rural areas has resulted in India’s cities bursting at the seams and plagued with numerous environmental problems, which, negatively impact the health […]

Author(s): Kadambari Anantram
Date: February, 2011

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