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Nobel laureate William Nordhaus’ ideas for India

William Nordhaus has won a share of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to climate economics. In this post, Dean Spears discusses Nordhaus’ work and its implications for India. He...

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Financing scale-up of rooftop solar power via municipal bonds

While India’s solar power generation capacity has increased dramatically in recent years, the rate of deployment of rooftop solar is still insufficient to achieve the national targets. In this post,...

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The ‘Right to Energy’ and carbon tax: A game changer in India

India's carbon emissions in 2014 were more than three times its level in 1990. While the emissions have increased sharply, their distribution across income groups is extremely skewed. The poor in Indi...

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Climate Volatility Change and Precautionary Behaviour

Climate change has generated much attention. Upward trends in average temperature are well documented facts. Relatively less studies have been undertaken on the impact of the increase in climate volat...

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Rapid Response on institutional reform of minor irrigation department in conjunction with CEEW

The project was carried out on the request of Principal Secretary, Minor Water Resource Department (MWRD), Government of Bihar on how to reform the MWRD. The study used different parmeters to assess t...

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Has environmental regulation been successful in India?

India has an impressive number of environmental regulations – but have they been a success? This column presents evidence that while initiatives such as catalytic converters for cars have reduced a...

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Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Flood and Water Resources Management in Bihar: Developing a Strategy for Reform (Phase 1)

This project aims to shape policies related to the institutional framework of flood and water resources in the state of Bihar. Based on the analysis and recommendations made, this project aims to redu...

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Strengthening the Institutional Framework for flood and water resources management in Bihar: Developing a strategy for reform'-- Phase 2

Phase 2 of the study attempts to go beyond merely identifying challenges facing Bihar's WRD and spell out reforms and organisational challenges that are required to strengthen the Government of Bihar'...

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Emissions Trading as an Environmental Innovation in India: Measuring the Policy Impact on Emissions and Abatement Costs

Growth in developing countries has improved living standards of millions, but has led to high pollution concentrations and serious public health damages. Market-based environmental regulation can redu...

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Improving Urban Air Quality in India: Lessons from the Kolkata Clean Air Regulations of 2009

This paper analyses the change in the economic returns of auto-rickshaw drivers in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), roughly one year after they were required to shift to using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG...

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Seasonal Effects of Water Quality on Maternal and Infant Health in India

This project examines the impact of fertiliser agrichemicals in water on infant and child health using data on water quality combined with data on the health outcomes of infants and children from the ...

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Happy Seeder: A solution to agricultural fires in north India

It is believed that much of the pollution in Delhi in November every year originates in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana where farmers burn their fields to dispose of crop residue. This ...

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Ganga pollution cases: Impact on infant mortality

In response to a writ petition against pollution of the river Ganga due to industrial waste, the Supreme Court of India in 1987 mandated the tanneries in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh to either clean up or sh...

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Has environmental regulation been successful in India?

India has an impressive number of environmental regulations – but have they been a success? This column presents evidence that while initiatives such as catalytic converters for cars have reduced a...

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