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.Read More
was the share of RE in the total energy mix of India in 2020, with thermal power capacity accounting for 62.22%.
CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.
Balancing development with climate action requires a good understanding of the interactions between sectors, natural resource systems, and environmental externalities. Our latest report, 'Sustainable Alternative Futures for India: Phase 3 & Phase 4' aims to provide such insights and help create scenarios for low-carbon development by using an interactive simulation tool.Read More
Landfills emit toxic gases, many of them carcinogenic, severely impacting air quality and human health.- Dr Pratima Singh, Research Scientist, in Hindustan Times
"CSTEP has been by far, one of our best investments in India. CSTEP marries very well the policy needs with the capacity to provide top-level advice."- Leonardo Lacerda, Director-Environment, Oak Foundation
"Two key values I have witnessed at CSTEP are integrity and humility, because of which they have managed to build very good long-term relationships."- Dr Samar Verma, Former Programme Manager, IDRC
"CSTEP is a good and trustworthy partner. They understand the multi-faceted and interconnected challenges that we face and have used their abilities in economics, science and IT to inform the policy world in which we work together."- Krishan Dhawan, Former CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
NITI Aayog's 'Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India 2020-25' cites insights from CSTEP's SAFARI model.