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  • India Can Meet Climate Goals and Sustain Economic Growth

    India has set out some of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy policies, including a target to ramp up solar installed capacity to 100 GW by 2022. Strong and clear policy signals, especially in the clean energy sector, demonstrate India’s leadership and continue to fuel optimism on sustained climate action. In 2015, India committed to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33...

  • This blog post originally appeared on WRI.org.

    Ten years ago, Sashiram was a job-seeker with a limited education and uncertain employment prospects. Today, he is a solar technician who supervises the installation of solar home systems in multiple locations and is a four-time winner of “Best Employee” at an off-grid energy enterprise in Kundapur, near Manipal, India. People in the villages he serves respect him because he provides a basic need: He electrifies...

  • Over 300 people attended the launch of Haryana Vision Zero in Gurgaon organised by the Government of Haryana in partnership with WRI India and NASSCOM. Participants included senior government officials from various departments like the police, transport, municipal corporation; and others from the private sector, civil society, and academia.

    Haryana Vision Zero is a campaign aimed at reducing road traffic deaths in the state and was launched by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, Transport Minister...

  • On 6th April 2017, WRI India Sustainable Cities in partnership with Startup India program of the Government of India convened the New Mobility Dialogues held in New Delhi, as part of Connect Karo 2017. The New Mobility Dialogues brought together existing and aspiring startups, seasoned entrepreneurs, mobility experts and other stakeholders to learn about new initiatives, tools and collaborations in the new mobility ecosystem.

    The sessions included discussions on using commuting data for better decision making in cities, and collaborations between various stakeholders for furthering...

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