6 Climate Think Tanks in India

We have curated a list of 6 Climate think tanks in India. These organizations conduct research and provide analysis on climate change issues. Their goal is of informing policy and public debate. They are working to generate innovative ideas and solutions for addressing climate change.

Climate Think Tanks in India

Climate research helps us understand the complex and interconnected systems that govern our planet’s climate. It provides the scientific foundation for decision-making in several areas. It includes areas as energy policy, agriculture, water resources management, and disaster risk reduction, among others.

Following are some climate think tanks working in India. They assist in informing policies and actions aimed at addressing the global challenge of climate change. They also ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Council on Energy, Environment and Water

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water is one of Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions.

CEEW uses data, integrated analysis, and strategic outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. They focus on understanding global challenges and implications for India’s development.

Centre for Science and Environment

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

They work of 5 pillars including, Communication for Awareness, Research and Advocacy, Education and Training, Knowledge Portal  and Pollution Monitoring.

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is one of India’s leading think tanks, with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society.

They work with Governments and Institutions to develop solutions in the areas of climate, environment, sustainability, energy, AI for social impact and new materials.

World Resources Institute India

WRI India works with local and national governments, businesses, and civil society to address India’s development challenges. They identify solutions that are both economically and environmentally sound.

Their work can be viewed through two critical lenses — Urban Development and Climate — with four associated programs driving on-ground transformative change including, Sustainable Cities, Energy, Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration and Climate.

Indian Institute of Sustainable Development

IISD is a public policy think tank and scientific research institute based in New Delhi with an objective of working for empowerment of weaker sections of the society to ensure social sustainability, to play a pivotal role to conserve energy, water and other natural resources, ensuring environmental sustainability and overall improvement of lives and living of common man.

 They provide practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development through scientific research, innovations and engaging with communities at grassroot level.

Centre for Wildlife Studies

The Centre for Wildlife Studies is an internationally recognized centre-of-excellence in the arenas of wildlife research, in situ conservation, policy and education.

They aim to mitigate anthropogenic impacts on wildlife and wild places by implementing programs to empower communities near protected areas through conflict mitigation, agriculture, education, healthcare, finance and job skills training, and alternative livelihood options.

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