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The publication maps low carbon options in India and its feasibility on social and economical parameters. The report makes strong case of possibility increasing the RE share in Indian Energy mix without compromising on development agenda
South Asia presents a tremendous challenge on energy security to lift people out of poverty and creating the necessary infrastructure to provide healthcare, education, sanitation, clean water, food security and employment. The report maps the clean options of energy secure region.

It is election season in India, and there are few places like Uttar Pradesh to get a feel which way the wind is blowingIt is election season in India, and there are few places like Uttar Pradesh to get a feel which way the wind is blowing


In 2013, the India and the South Africa offices of the Heinrich Boll Foundation initiated on a joint learning and exchange project on sexual violence, “Sexualised Violence in National debate: Cross –border observations from India and South Africa”.


The coming set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will seek to protect ecosystems, conserve resources, and lift millions of people out of poverty. But, though the SDGs will stand on solid legal ground, that ground must be developed further, argues Barbara Unmüßig, president of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung.


The northeatern state of Arunachal Pradesh, with its many hills and rivers, has been at the focus of the ambitious 50,000MW Initiative. In a manifold power struggle between the rural communities, the state and private investors, the project has however run aground

This issue of the G20-BRICS Update covers the hopes and fears for the G20 Summit in November 2014; outcomes of the BRICS Summit in July 2014; the G20's Global Infrastructure Initiative; and Korea's experience with public-private partnerships (PPP)s.

New Publications

Asia, the world’s most populous continent, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation. Globalization and new technologies are leading millions of people out of poverty. At the same time thousands have to leave their country. A continent on the move.

Through misuse, we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year. For the International Year of Soils in 2015, this Atlas shows, why the soil should concern us all. Jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.

Myanmar is India's gateway to Southeast Asia and as such a key stakeholder in India's Look East Policy. Heinrich Boell Stiftung, in cooperation with the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) and Burma Centre Delhi invited experts to share their views on transboundary issues between India and Myanmar at a conference in Delhi in August 2014. The inputs have been assembled in a conference report.

This guidebook helps to understand the issues around climate finance needs and flows, specific to the Indian context. Such knowledge and background information is important for Indian civil society groups to meaningfully engage in debates around climate policy.


The Heinrich Böll Stiftung / Foundation (HBF) is the Green Political Foundation from Germany. Headquartered in Berlin and with about 28 international offices, HBF conducts and supports civic educational activities and projects world-wide.

HBF understands itself as a green think-tank and international policy network, working with governmental and non-governmental actors and focusing on gender equity, sustainable development, and democracy and human rights.

HBF is present in India since 2002, with the HBF India office in New Delhi coordinating the interaction with local project partners. HBF India’s programme activities are focused on three areas: Climate and Resources; Gender & Socio-Economic Policies; and Democracy & Dialogue.

Events & Announcements

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All past events

Consumerism, Censorship and Media Globalization in India

with Nadja-Christina Schneider (Humboldt-University Berlin)

recorded on June 3rd, 2014

Podcasts of the Lecture Series "Understanding India"

India and its Democracy

with Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India)

recorded on May 13th, 2014

Election in India – Dynamics of political change in India

with Vidya Subrahmaniam (The Hindu, India)

recorded on April 1st, 2014

Meat Atlas