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Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP, made a presentation on ‘Update on India’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) program for Industrial Energy Efficiency’ at the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance held at Manil...

Technical Workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India

Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer at CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India, conducted by the Vasudha Foundation in association with OAK Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund....

Talk on “How much energy and emissions does India need for decent living”?

Dr. Narasimha Rao, Project Lead and Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), delivered a talk on “How much energy and emissions does India ‘need’ for decent living?” at CSTEP....

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and mitigation study for Karnataka

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), weighted by global warming potential, constitute by far the largest part of the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Of these CO2 emissions, those that are produced from fuel combustion make up the great majority. The report assesses Karnataka’s...

Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

On a per-capita basis, India is one of the lowest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitters in the world. However, India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and has a strong interest in having a fair and equitable global agreement for minimising the risk of climate change. This interim report provides a lis...

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian Mobile Telecom Industry

Energy consumption and CO2 emissions by the Indian mobile telecom industry...

A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy: Interim Report

As a large developing country, India’s challenge is to meet its development aspirations in a carbon-constrained world. This study, undertaken by CSTEP, uses Sustainable Development (SD) as the overarching framework and aims at equitable access to energy, clean air and water, food, health and l...

Transitioning Towards a Green Economy in Karnataka

Karnataka envisions job-oriented, inclusive economic growth through sustainable industrialisation and accelerated urbanisation. These transitions are likely to increase the demand for resources and energy significantly. The achievement of this vision may be threatened by limits on resources and an a...

Quality of Life for All:Report for Policy Makers

India and other countries are expected to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the Conference of Parties (COP-21) in December 2015. Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts from global warming and the fact that a large proportion of t...

Quality of Life for All: A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy Technical Report

Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts of global warming and the fact that a large proportion of people still require basic needs and energy services, CSTEP conducted a study examining two scenarios for India’s development by 2030: policy or Business as Usual...

Need for Government Support for Public Bus Transport

With increasing trends in road congestion, air pollution, energy demand and emissions, there is a need to look for effective solutions to meet the urban transport demand in Bengaluru. BMTC and Bangalore Metro Rail with their collective network can contribute to an effective and integrated public tra...

Quality of life for all: A sustainable development framework for India's climate policy reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Quality of life for all: A sustainable development framework for India's climate policy reduces greenhouse gas emissions...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

CSTEP's effort in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability is to provide options for improving energy efficiency and lowering CO2 emissions in several sectors of an economy. As part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency under the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan for Clima...

DARPAN

In the past, decisions were made based on experience, wise counsels and by default. Today computers with a prodigious memory and speed for processing enable us to examine nearly all options for decision making in real time. The computing speed also allows us to visualise the possible consequences. B...

Workshop on GHG Platform India: Energy and Industries

The GHG Platform – India is a collective civil-society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The platform currently hosts national estimates for GHG emissions from 2007–2012 during the first phase of the project. As a...

CSTEP calls for reduction of CO2 emissions by Indian Steel Industry

P. Shyam Sunder, CSTEP calls for reduction of CO2 emissions by Indian Steel Industry, Steel Guru, August 17, 2014...

Sustainable Development Framework for Low-carbon Policy in India

Centre for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is working on a Climate Policy study that will analyse the synergies and trade-offs between strategies for sustainable development and low carbon growth, and assess their implications for costs, energy trajectories, and GHG emissions, as a co...

Plan for Paris: looking beyond emission cuts

Plan for Paris: looking beyond emission cuts, Sujatha Byravan and Sudhir Chella Rajan, The Hindu, August 20, 2015...

Quality of Life for All: Policy Report Released

A new study by CSTEP emphasises quality of life for all in India’s national climate policy and demonstrates that India could improve sustainable development metrics while at the same time reducing its greenhouse gas emissions....

Emission reduction possible with sustainable development: Study

Emission reduction possible with sustainable development: Study, Mint, August 27, 2015...

Emissions that will sting future generations

Emissions that will sting future generations, Sujatha Byravan, The Hindu, September 7, 2015...

Emissions India 2030

Emissions India 2030, LIVE Mint, May 5, 2015...

Fugitive emissions: Trends and challenges

Fugitive emissions: Trends and challenges, Murali Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, VCCircle, November 24, 2016....

Technical Workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India

Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Engineer at CSTEP attended a two-day workshop on GHG Emissions Estimation for India, conducted by the Vasudha Foundation in association with OAK Foundation, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund. Clic...

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP, made a presentation on ‘Update on India’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) program for Industrial Energy Efficiency’ at the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance held at Manil...

Workshop on GHG Platform – India: Energy and Industries

The GHG Platform – India is a collective civil-society initiative providing an independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The platform currently hosts national estimates for GHG emissions from 2007–2012 during the first phase of the project. As a...

SERIIUS

Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS) is a joint research consortium for clean energy research under the flagship programme - Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE). This was announced by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November 200...

GHG Platform India

The GHG Platform – India is a collective civil-society initiative, established with an objective to provide independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, waste, industry, agriculture, livestock, forestry, and land-use and...