Ecology

India has been on the brink of adverse impacts of climate change given its huge population, inequality and poverty. As the country is growing, massive energy intensive infrastructure is being put in place and will continue to be put up in the coming future. With the unabated growth and spiraling emissions, the country is at a precarious position to be one of the largest polluters in the world. While, India is developing a strategy for low carbon growth with its ambitious renewable energy targets, a lot remains to be done.

The India Office of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung supports the expansion of renewable energies, by showcasing policy options and experiences from the “energy transition” in Germany. We aim at a sustainable production and use of natural resources, working towards realizing improved resource governance, especially in the area of water resources. We also contribute to the discussion about “development” in India – what it is, and what it could (or should) be all about – and promote debate and knowledge generation towards new and alternative forms of production and consumption, in India and worldwide.

Perspective Asia 10

Perspectives Asia #10: Fabric of Society

In autumn 2021, the Covid-19 global pandemic lingers on even though vaccinations are getting pace. The 10th issue of Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs)'s serial publication Perspectives Asia takes a look at how the pandemic is reshaping state/society relationships in different Asian countries; it also shares down-to-earth Covid-19 experiences from different regions and cultures, on issues as diverse as trust in government institutions, the situation of migrant workers, and gender relationships.

Unpacked book

Unpacked!

Book

Specifically developed and designed for a young international audience, the digital book "Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me" answers 70 questions about plastic in colorful infographics and six true stories. Book designer and author Gesine Grotrian and a team of experts from the Heinrich Böll Foundation together with an advisory board of young people from all over the world have created an exciting non-fiction book for young people aged 12 and over.

Plastic Atlas Asia Edition cover

Plastic Atlas Asia Edition

Publication

 In 20 chapters, the Plastics Atlas Asia Edition wants to offer the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans with a focus in Asia.

Vikalp Sangam core group statement on the need for creative, long-term alternatives in view of COVID-19

As India and the world face a completely unprecedented crisis due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, the first and immediate response must be health and treatment facilities, physical distancing, relief and basic needs packages to workers, basic need services, and other such measures that both reduce the risk of spread as also provide economic and survival security to those worst affected not only by infection but by the shutdown of ordinary life.

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Perspectives Asia #8: Asia for Future

While Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies and some of the world’s top polluters, it is also one of the regions worst hit by climate change. This edition of Perspectives Asia presents the work of climate change activists in Asia who are calling their governments and people to action. They are raising their voices, some of them despite severe restrictions on the right of free assembly and freedom of speech.

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.

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