This report provides the proceedings of the trialgoue 2047 on 'Farmer collectives driving eco-system resilience and livelihood security'
This report provides the proceedings of the trialgoue 2047 on Builder, Thinker, Visionary: Celebrating the Philosophy and Practice of Laurie Baker'.
Nearly after a year of signing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries are now moving from commitment to implementation. Even though both are different in legal terms, they are strongly connected in terms of targets. India understanding of the alignment between the agendas should help planning at the sub-national and district level better. It will help in translation of the agenda to bring synergies between ministries and departments and an integrated approach to planning, budgets and monitoring processes. Addressing these two together could help save resources and reap greater co-benefits for development to ensure that in India “no one is left behind”
This poster provides a comparative account of carbon emissions during utilisation of LC3 and Cement during the construction process.
LC3 cements are a family of composite cements containing portland clinker, calcined clay and limestone. The LC3 technology promises a sustainable growth of economies around the world by reducing CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to plain portland cement at lower production costs. As LC3 cements use raw materials and technologies that are already commonly used in cements and can be used in the same way as normal cements, they provide a practically viable solution to improve sustainability.
People’s Agenda for Development for Uttar Pradesh was drafted in a consultation with various civil society organisations at Lucknow on 12th January, 2017 articulating the demands of its citizens from their leaders. The People’s Agenda highlights the policy actions geared towards creating greater environmental and social sustainability within our current economic paradigm. The Agenda focuses on developing sustainable production systems; supporting farmer collectives, local governance institutions, self-help groups; managing waste and other crucial aspects of development.
Six-and-a-half decades after Independence; a half-century after the Green Revolution liberated India from the spectre of starvation, even official statistics estimate that more than a hundred million of our fellow citizens go to sleep each night hungry and malnourished. This booklet explores the design and functions of the institutions of the State, of business and of civil society that are necessary - even if not entirely sufficient -- to serve the ethical, ecological and societal purpose of speedily eliminating hunger and malnutrition from India.
Life on Earth depends on many resources and a vast number of interactions and flows among them. Critical among these are Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen from the atmosphere, light and heat from the Sun, food from terrestrial and ocean biomes, not to mention myriads of complex physical, chemical and biological cycles and geological processes. In this Annual Conference of CoR-India, DA attempts to explore the technological, economic and policy choices we can make that converge with the goals of sustainability.
This Brochure highlights the present status of India’s economy. It summarises five mantras of Green Economy that can exhilarate India on the path of sustainable development.
Providing adequate shelter for its rural population continues to be a major challenge. Development Alternatives in collaboration with Fondazione FEM Onlus did an action research project on ‘credit-based eco housing for the rural populate of Bundelkhand region” in central India, which aimed towards provision of low coast eco-friendly housing for working poor through ecosystem approach. The paper deals with the project case study and details the process innovations pioneered in the project, the benefits achieved through these innovations and the learning from the project. Based on this case study, the paper would also details the mechanisms necessary for scaling the model for wider dissemination in Indian populace.
This training capsule is designed to spread awareness among children regarding safe drinking water at household level.
This animated booklet is designed to spread awareness among children regarding safe drinking water at household level.
This training manual is meant for community mobilisers to spread awareness in communities on safe drinking water at household level.
This training manual provides information on safe drinking water. It elaborates some low cost and effective options for Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage. It is especially designed for community mobilisers who wish to promote safe drinking water at household / community level.
In India, policy options targeted towards greening the manufacturing, energy, transport, construction, etc. sectors will cost the economy a meagre 0.2% to 0.4% of the annual GDP growth along with contributing to employment generation. By maintaining and building up natural capital and mitigating resource scarcity, these investments will provide the basis for enhanced human well-being, opportunities for job creation, and sustained economic development for the next 20 to 40 years. The movement is thus from mere economic growth towards achieving a triple win development that includes social integration, economic viability, and environmental sustainability. Redefining the way progress is looked at, with the needs of our society and our natural infrastructure, the concept of green economy is to create long-term priorities for investment that will form the basic fabric of improving levels of human well-being and natural capital systems. This paper attempts to understand the key sectors for intervention in India and have emerged as the main players in undertaking green initiatives.