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Venkatesh Vunnam

V. Venkatesh, Senior Research Engineer, works on determining energy demand and supply and efficiency for manufacturing industries at CSTEP. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His interests are in industrial energy efficiency, low...

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...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Riya Rachel

Riya Rachel Mohan has completed her Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has about 4 years experience in carbon financed renew...

Talk on Low Carbon Growth

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Investigator at the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) gave a talk on “National Initiatives and Low Carbon Growth Policy Options for India” at the 3rd Triennial International Workshop on Sustainable Energy for All: Transforming Commitment...

Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Reserach Engineer with CSTEP attended a round-table discussion that was organised by Public Affairs Center (PAC) and Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) on "Climate Change Mitigation: Financing Low Carbon Growth at the State Level" held at H...

Workshop on India 2050 Low Carbon Pathways

CSTEP researchers Nihit Goyal and Ritesh Jain participated in a workshop “India 2050: Low Carbon Pathways” in New Delhi. ...

Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures

As a precursor to The UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, CSTEP in association with Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum organised a Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures at the GRT Temple Bay Resort, near Chennai, India.  The Works...

Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy

Dr. Sharath Rao and Mohd. Sahil Ali attended a workshop on ‘Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy’ on January 21, 2015 organised by Environment Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI)....

The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth

On a per capita basis, India is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, yet it is threatened by the impact of global warming and climate change. The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth has evolved a macro-model to fully elucidate the inter-sectoral implica...

Integrating Low Carbon & energy efficiency constraints in sustainable product design

Integrating Low Carbon & energy efficiency constraints in sustainable product design...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in South Asia

Climate change is expected to have a range of impacts on the South Asian region which is regarded as one of the areas of the world most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Assessing vulnerability to climate change and integrating this knowledge with low carbon development pathways in South ...

Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Irrigation Pumping in Karnataka - Challenges and Prospects

Low Carbon and Climate-Resilient Irrigation Pumping in Karnataka: Challenges and Prospects...

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...

Energy Policy

CSTEP's work in Energy Policy has been focused on making energy planning and energy policies more sustainable, whether within the frame of energy security, low carbon development, green growth, or sustainable access. These issues are rigorously analysed from engineering, economic and social pers...

CLIMATE STUDIES

CSTEP through various projects is engaged in climate modelling, mitigation, and adaptation as part of its Climate Studies initiative. The research includes exploration of options for India’s low carbon energy growth as well as adaptation strategies. In recent work, CSTEP undertook the evaluati...

Climate Trends Green Growth Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development for Karnataka

Launching of Project and Workshop on “Climate Trends, Green-Growth, Low-Carbon and Climate Change-Resilient Development for Karnataka” on February 23, 2013 ...

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan

Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, Professor at IIT Madras delivered a talk on "Low Carbon Inclusive Growth in India: Options Beyond Tinkering" at CSTEP on September 05, 2014...

Katherine Batten Collin Green Mark Newton and Varghese Paul

Katherine Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator, Collin Green, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, Mark Newton, Environment Officer, USAID INDIA and Varghese Paul, Senior Forestry Advisor, USAID INDIA visited CSTEP on March 06, 2014 to discuss India's low carbon growth strategies ...

Miki Smith and Heather Harms

Miki Smith, POC - South and Central Asia and Heather Harms, POC - Global Climate Change Initiative at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Bonnie Carlson, Program Communication Specialist, USAID visited CSTEP on November 11, 2014 to discuss CSTEP’s research in low carbon growth,...

A Workshop on Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

Low carbon strategies are the future, say experts, The Hindu, December 5, 2013...

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...

Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy

Dr. Sharath Rao and Mohd. Sahil Ali attended a workshop on ‘Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy’ on January 21, 2015 organised by Environment Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI).  Click to view Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk an...

Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Reserach Engineer with CSTEP attended a round-table discussion that was organised by Public Affairs Center (PAC) and Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) on "Climate Change Mitigation: Financing Low Carbon Growth at the State Level" held at H...

Workshop on India 2050 Low Carbon Pathways

CSTEP researchers Nihit Goyal and Ritesh Jain participated in a workshop “India 2050: Low Carbon Pathways” in New Delhi.  Click to view write-up Workshop on India 2050 Low Carbon Pathways...