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.

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is the maximum projected increase in monsoon rainfall for the central states of India under the medium-emission scenario in the 2030s, as per a CSTEP study


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.



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CSTEP's technical brief ‘The Potential to Electrify Freight Transportation in India’ assesses the benefits of electrifying freight vehicles in India, while examining the infrastructure and implementation solutions.  


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Human-induced climate change has caused widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people, beyond climate variability.

- Dr Indu K Murthy, Sector Head - Climate, Environment and Sustainability in The Hindu

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Probabilistic hazard assessment as a tool for mapping climate risk
Jun 30 2022

Probabilistic hazard assessment as a tool for mapping climate risk

By Vidya S and Kritika Adesh Gadpayle

Over the past few decades, extreme climate events in India (such as floods, cyclones, and heat waves) have caused widespread damage and human suffering. We had the hottest March yet in 2022, with 280 heatwaves across the country — the highest in 12 years. In 2020, cyclone Amphan, one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded, is estimated to have destroyed 17 lakh hectares of agricu

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SAFARI tool is now part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Assessment Report (AR) 6 scenarios database.

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Aug 23, 2022

ICAS 2022: Looking at Air Pollution Through the Climate Lens

Apr 29, 2022

Data Dissemination of EI and SA Studies and Capacity-Building Workshop in Bengaluru

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