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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 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


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 monetizing of nature is considered to be a promising tool marking the economic relevance of environmental protection. But such an approach poses social, cultural and ecological threats



The UN Climate Summit on September 23rd will once again fail in delivering concrete finance commitments. Social Movements called for a week of protests

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

Publication Series on Ecology 38: How could a just and democratic resource politics look like that respects both planetary boundaries and human rights? The Memorandum “Resource Politics for a Fair Future” is the outcome of a two-year international dialogue process of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Publication Series on Ecology 35: From climate change to ecosystem degradation the solution to these problems could reside in an economic “valuation” of nature and its services. But can that really give nature any better protection? This publication provides a readily understandable introduction to the subject and illuminates the concepts and instruments that follow from the idea of monetarizing nature

India's energy policy - traditional as well as renewable form of energy production - depends on natural resources. A new study looks at experiences and governance challenges in key energy-relevant resource sectors: coal, uranium and renewable energy (solar and wind), as well as at issues arising from the transnational involvement of Indian companies in energy resource acquisition.

Clinical Trial industry in India has seen phenomenal growth in recent years without strong regulatory framework and very little knowledge of factors relating to human participation in these trails. SAMA’s research documents participant perceptions and experiences, highlighting the need of accountability, transparency and ethics in the clinical conduct of trials.


Programme Coordinator for Resource Governance Programme.

Please apply latest by January 20, 2015


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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Diversity and Strength Photographs of Women in India
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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