All publications on "Climate & Resources"

All publications on Resources & Sustainable Development

Energy Atlas: Figures and facts about renewables in Europe

The European Energy Atlas 2018 is published at a time when the EU Member States are discussing their energy and climate strategy until 2013. It thereby not only provides a compass on the differing energy discussions in Europe but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.

India’s energy transition: Potential and prospects

The book captures India’s potential for a large scale energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It analyses whether the ambitious renewable energy targets that India has set upon itself are possible and also provides ideas and recommendations that will help realize energy access for all in the country.

Informing the Indo-German solar energy partnership

India’s ambitious solar power target of achieving 100 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 faces several impediments. A series of consultations were organized to understand the challenges from a broad group of stakeholders and to seek inputs on solar policy requirements to pave way for India’s energy transition.

The Ocean Atlas

Overfishing, the loss of biodiversity, and an immense pollution – the seas are under stress. The Ocean Atlas 2017 delivers in more than 40 infographics and articles all the relevant data, facts and contexts.

Indo-Pak Track II dialogue on building climate resilience: Energy-Water resilience and disaster risk reduction

Both India and Pakistan are extremely vulnerable to climate change owing to their geographic location, large populations and low adaptive capacities. As a result of their vulnerability, they are already experiencing the negative impacts of climate change. With this in mind, a Track II dialogue was organized to discuss what measures exist and could be taken by the two countries, both individually and collectively, to build resilience.

India's states and climate change preparedness


A new report analyses the recommendations from IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report against the policy framework existing in India, and identifies gaps, in order to adopt the suggestions towards a climate resilient low carbon society in India.

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Coal contributes more to climate change than any other energy source. It is therefore of utmost importance that the world finds ways by which to tame King Coal, especially as international climate negotiations get underway in Paris later this month. The Coal Atlas - a joint publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Friends of the Earth International - highlights new facts and figures on the state of the global coal industry.

Coping with climate change

How will climate change impact on biodiversity, agriculture and settlements in the diverse ecosystems of India? “Coping with Climate Change”, edited by Suman Sahai of Gene Campaign, based on solid research and presented in a highly readable manner, documents impacts and provides suggestions for adaptation practices .

Low-carbon South Asia: India

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

Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields

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.

A handbook of climate finance in India

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.

Resource politics for a fair future

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.

New Economy of Nature

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

Governing energy resources challenges and the way ahead for India

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.

Privatizing the governance of “green growth”

Big transnational corporations do what they can to stick to and increase their power in the natural resources sector and promote that as “Green Growth”. How can civil society react to that? In their paper Nancy Alexander and Lili Fuhr analyse the state of the development and formulate questions for a debate.

Climate Change and Indian agriculture: Implications & way forward

The current study is a small beginning for Action Aid India to understand the climate and agriculture from the perspective of small and marginal farmers. The study was conducted in three drought-prone regions of India-Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh, Balangir of Odisha and Bundelkhand regions of Uttar Pradesh.

A toolkit for participatory village energy planning

Number of the organizations have been involved in community based energy initiatives in India. The basic characteristic of most of these initiatives is establishment of a community managed revenue model. The present toolkit on draws lesion from the practical experiences on community based renewable energy project.

Banking on forests: Assets for a climate cure?

Strategies of valuation and compensation of forest loss are central to forest regulation in India. A new book by Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon looks at the continuity between the domestic regulation on forests and the new abstractions created by the climate change discourse in the form of REDD and REDD+

HALF LIFE: Radioactive waste in India

Nuclear Energy generation is slated to rise in the coming decades from the present 3 percent to upto 20 percent in the energy mix of India. With climate change concerns, nuclear energy is now being brought back and reconsidered as 'clean' and 'zero cost' energy. The amount of waste created will increase manifold

An India that can say yes: A climate-responsible development agenda for copenhagen and beyond

The book analysis at environmental policy framing approaches within India, its priorities, challenges and opportunities. The climate change as an issue have been looked through in detail from all aspects like equity, poverty, diplomacy, policy framework, etc… The COP in Copenhagen was an important milestone in International climate Negotiations and weighing all the aspects of taking a decision, the author has proposed a way forward

Böll.Thema number 2/2009 - climate change and justice

Copenhagen must lead to a breakthrough. The industrial countries bear double responsibility: not only do they need to take reducing their own CO2 emissions seriously, they are also called upon for the substantial financial and technological transfers needed to put developing and newly industrialized countries onto low-carbon development paths