Clay fired bricks form the backbone of the construction industry which is valued at approximately USS 13.6 billion. The brick sector in India, although unorganised, is tremendous in size and spread. India is the second largest brick producer in the world.
The Paper deals with a study conducted at Domagor-Pahuj watershed located in Babina block of Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) where National Research Centre for Agroforestry (NRCAF), Jhansi is developing a model watershed in consortium mode with International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad and Development Alternatives (NGO), Jhansi based on Common Guidelines for Watershed Development Projects.
The Track-II discussions in New Delhi in May, 2016 identified core areas of collaborative research, good practice documentation and knowledge and information sharing systems that would contribute to building resilience to climate impact amongst the vulnerable communities, capacities in institutional systems to respond to increasing incidents of natural disasters; and develop greater understanding towards downstream communities and solutions for cooperation between downstream and upstream communities. Development Alternatives (DA), in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), organized an India-Pakistan Track II dialogue on building climate resilience on the 12th and 13th of May, 2016 in New Delhi. Civil society, government and academic representatives from both India and Pakistan participated in this dialogue.
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'.
More than a year after 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 and outcomes. The SDG framework provides for an integrated view of development while building in the potential impacts of climate change that threaten development gains while directing future development on low carbon and resource efficient pathways. The (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) as critical component of the Paris Agreement call for a planned reduction in carbon emissions as well as creating capacities for adaptation to change. Understanding the alignment between the two agendas would help planning at the sub-national and district level better. It will facilitate horizontal and vertical synergies between ministries and departments and an integrated approach to planning, budgets and monitoring processes. The document presents the alignment between India’s NDCs and the SDG framework and gaps therein, with special reference to Goal 13 on Climate Change
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.