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
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.
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 QuintRead More
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
"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, Former 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
“I would like to congratulate CSTEP for completing the source apportionment and emission inventory study for Bengaluru. I would also like to thank Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies for funding this important study. Results and interventions suggested by CSTEP will be important to frame targeted control measures that can be implemented in a phased manner so that Bengaluru city can be removed from the non-attainment category framed by NCAP. I request CSTEP to help us with the financial estimate of the control measures, considering the resource availability.”- Shri Vijaykumar Gogi, IFS, Former Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)
"Bengaluru faces the risk of deterioration in air quality resulting from rapid urbanisation, accompanied by a massive increase in transportation, construction, and industrial activities. I congratulate the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy for conducing the timely source apportionment and emissions inventory studies, which highlight ways to achieve cleaner air through data-centric, cost-effective, and pragmatic policy interventions."- Dr Anshu Bharadwaj, CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
CSTEP is a member of the Air Quality Action Forum initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).