Sustainable Lifestyles in Germany and India

The role sustainable lifestyles can play in achieving a paradigm shift towards sustainability is acknowledged in both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement of 2015. They are essential complements to technology and policy solutions, which alone cannot bring the necessary changes. Sustainable lifestyles are emerging in entirely different socio-economic and cultural circumstances in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:15:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Reports|

Defying Climate Change – Putting Children and Women First

Defying Climate Change, a new report by Climate Action Network South Asia & UNICEF India introduces innovative and successful community based adaptation projects being led by NGO’s in India that are helping build climate resilience of the most vulnerable, especially children and women. The nine community based adaptation projects and practices featured in ‘Defying Climate [...]

By | 2018-03-21T10:30:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Reports|

Workshop Report on Eco-Village Development (EVD) Concept: Low Carbon Approach to Climate Solution and Rural Development

Center for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) has been piloting implementation of Eco Village Development (EVD) concept to develop eco-villages in three villages of Kavrepalanchwok district namely Sikrigyang-9 village, Chalal VDC, Ladkhu-Chanaute village, Dhungkharkha VDC and Chyamragbesi-2 village, Chamrangbesi VDCwithin the regional project ”Evidence Based Advocacy for Low-Carbon, Pro-Poor Sustainable Eco- Village Development (EVD) in South [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:43:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Reports|

Eco Village Development as Climate Solution Proposals from South Asia

This publication highlights local solutions that improve livelihoods in villages and resilience to climate change, while also reducing environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions. It was produced by INFORSE, the International Network for Sustainable Energy, in cooperation with Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA from India), INFORSE-South [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:43:40+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Reports|

EVD Policy Brief

More than half of the South Asian population of 1.7 billion people live in rural areas and many of the poverty problems of the region are in the villages. Sustainable development in the villages has the potential to enhance the living conditions and to reduce rural distress and poverty-induced migration to cities. To develop villages [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:43:40+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Reports|

Global Narratives of Climate Change

A large body of research shows that people accept the challenge of climate change and become motivated to take action once they have understood it through the lens of their own values and culture. However, surveys show that climate communications have failed to speak well to values and cultures beyond a narrow demographic of environmentally-conscious [...]

By | 2017-07-02T14:08:10+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Reports|

Communicating Climate Change in India

A new model of communications research A large body of research shows that people need to understand climate change as a narrative*, containing their own language and shaped by their own values and experience. Most climate change language however is dry, technical or too based in the campaign culture of the Global North. To date, [...]

By | 2017-07-02T13:56:05+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Reports|

Climate Change Knows No Borders

Migration has always taken place in South Asia, for long before climate change became an issue. Several push factors and pull factors drive migration in the region. However, it remained invisible for various region. The countries in South Asia has been slow to recognise and respond to climate migration. Three international organisations CANSA, Action Aid [...]

By | 2017-06-12T04:37:01+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Reports|

Climate Change Policy? For a Better Understanding of India’s and Germany’s Approaches and Positions

It is, without doubt, difficult to compare India and Germany as the cultural and socio-economic differences are striking. With this paper, Germanwatch and CANSA seek to introduce some of the backgrounds to the different climate policy approaches of India and Germany with a view to the ambitious and equitable implementation of the Paris Agreement. DOWNLOAD [...]

By | 2017-07-02T18:14:16+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Reports|

Opportunities for Indo-German Co-operation in Bilateral and Multilateral Environment and Development Policy

Bilateral Indo-German cooperation has proven to build mutual understanding and trust in finding solutions in international negotiations. Bilateral cooperation experience has provided learning and confidence for various negotiation items at UNFCCC. A fruitful implementation of the Indo-German Solar Partnership would build further evidence for healthy bilateral cooperation and would support implementing the Paris Agreement jointly. [...]

By | 2017-06-12T04:34:47+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Reports|