The transition to a green economy will enable triple bottom line impacts – livelihoods creation with social equity and natural ecosystem protection. However, such a transition is riddled with obstacles. Breaking down the barriers and building a green economy which is equitable, resilient and sustainable; necessitates carefully designed policies, based on robust analysis and research.
DA aims to identify a comprehensive suite of enabling conditions and policy options to facilitate a transition towards a green and inclusive economy. It aims to generate policy influence by capturing best practices, through action based research and creation of partnerships (Green Economy Coalition, Independent Research Forum, UNEP-International Resource Panel). Such a practice-to-policy connect, helps in analysing challenges and opportunities; in specific green sectors such as agriculture, buildings, renewable energy, water and waste management etc., leading to multiplication and scaling out of replicable solutions.