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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of the total carbon dioxide emissions from end-use sectors stem from transport, making it an emission heavyweight.


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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Though the inclusion of loss and damage into climate negotiations is a positive first step, a policy framework for financing future L&D is equally important, write Sahil Mathew and Tashina Madappa Cheranda in The Quint

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Given that people require low-carbon alternatives to switch to in the presence of a carbon pricing policy, investments to make them affordable and accessible are required.

- Krithika Ravishankar, Senior Analyst in Eco-Business

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Innovating for a Better Future!
Jan 20 2023

Innovating for a Better Future!

By Kanchan Kargwal

Last month, more than 1000 young talents from across the globe gathered to work collectively on ideating and developing innovative solutions to achieve the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was the fourth edition of the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab 2022 organised in Mysore, India, and I had the privilege to be a part of this diverse group.So, What is UNLEASH?A brainc

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Dec 15, 2022

No Silver Bullet: Considerations for India’s Net-Zero Strategy

Dec 15, 2022

Capacity Building for Air Pollution Challenges

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