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Applying Systems Thinking to achieve SDGs: Capacity Building Module

Applying Systems Thinking to achieve SDGs: Capacity Building Module

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 27    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This capacity building module on Systems thinking and SDGs is developed under a civic education programme, led by DA in partnership with Indian Institute of Public Administration, supported by Heinrich Boel Foundation and Green Economy Coalition. It is a tool to engage with government officials in their understanding on SDGs, principles of sustainable development and complex inter-linkages between various social, economic and environmental components of development. The module currently includes - SDG 12 , SDG 13 and SDG 15.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publications Catalogue

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 231    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increasing pressure on natural resources to be growth demands, DA has done extensive research on assessing the situation and identifying solutions for decoupling resource use from economic growth. This catalogue comprises of reports, articles and audio-visuals that aim at spreading awareness among the masses and seek to provide information on possible interventions for sustainable consumption and production practices.

Jobs We Create

Jobs We Create

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 45    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Jobs We Create monograph comprises extensive research on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in rural India and its impact on India's job crisis. This monograph captures the work undertaken by the Work 4 Progress team on what constitutes an essential first step in a process of systemic innovation - to understand the inter-connectedness between problems. In order to deep-dive into transition points that accelerate micro-enterprise development and job creation, a broad survey was carried out with the aim of 'getting inside the minds' of these change making entrepreneurs. - Why do they make the decisions they do? What motivates them? Who do they turn to for advice? What is it really like ‘on the ground’ for an entrepreneur in India – what are the challenges they face?

trialogue 2047 Proceedings on Solid Waste Management

trialogue 2047 Proceedings on Solid Waste Management

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 5    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Solid Waste Management Guidelines 2016 have detailed the most appropriate steps to change the waste management paradigm in the Indian context, and minimise its environmental impact. Minimum generation of waste by reusing and recycling, in tandem with proper segregation and treatment practices, is the most preferred approach to tackle the challenge that this sector poses. 50-60% of waste generated in most Indian cities is organic and biodegradable, leading to the conclusion that composting would help the country tackle a large volume of garbage that is dumped unscientifically, sparing the ample amount of resources used for its transportation and disposal.

Understanding Sustainable Material Use in Social Housing in Urban India

Understanding Sustainable Material Use in Social Housing in Urban India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This Policy Brief highlights the good practices that have been adopted by the Kerala Housing Board for ensuring eco-friendly and affordable housing projects. It makes recommendations for up-scaling of these sustainable practices to be mainstreamed into affordable housing projects across India.

Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network for Sustainable Communities: Decentralised Renewable Energy in India: A Compendium of Case Studies

Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network for Sustainable Communities: Decentralised Renewable Energy in India: A Compendium of Case Studies

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 28    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium seeks to capture the essence of community based projects, addressing decentralised renewable energy projects, practices and opportunities.

Decision Support System for Decentralized Renewable Energy

Decision Support System for Decentralized Renewable Energy

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 18    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives with support from UNEP/GRID – Arendal has developed the current ‘Knowledge Base on Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in India’. One of the key components of this is a ‘Decision Support System (DSS)’ on Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE). The DSS is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based tool and will provide need based information on technical, social, financial and environmental aspects of DRE technology options to help decision makers in taking informed decisions.

Renewable Energy in India - An Overview

Renewable Energy in India - An Overview

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 58    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives with support from UNEP/GRID Arendal and Norwegian Ministry of Environment had taken up the task of ‘Developing a Knowledge Base for Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Renewable Energy in India. This document provides an overview of Renewable Energy in India.

Resource Efficiency Publications Catalogue

Resource Efficiency Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Resource Efficiency Publications is a compilation of all the major Publications on Resource Efficiency developed by DA. It comprises of Reports, Articles and Audio Visuals. It has been categorised into: Resource Efficiency, Construction Technology and Housing & Habitat

Climate Change Publications Catalogue

Climate Change Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 22    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Climate Change Publications Catalogue is a compilation of all the major Publications on Climate Change developed by DA. It comprises of Reports, Articles and Audio Visuals. It has been categorised into: Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment, Climate Change Impact Studies, Climate Mitigation Action, Climate Change Communication, Climate Change Planning Support, Overarching Climate Action.

Policy Brief on MSMEs: Engines to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Policy Brief on MSMEs: Engines to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 8    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The growing population and increasing urbanisation have led to a huge increase in consumption demands, placing a burden on India’s natural resource base. This poses a serious threat to the sustainability of the impressive economic growth. This policy brief focuses on medium and small enterprises, especially rural social enterprises, as an agent for local economic development through adopting greener and fairer practices.

Addressing Inequalities and Environmental Degradation in the Indian Economy

Addressing Inequalities and Environmental Degradation in the Indian Economy

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 48    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This is a research study, commissioned by Development Alternatives, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK and WWF-UK, to improve understanding of the complex relationship between inequality and sustainability. It uses an economic lens to explore this relationship between inequalities and environmental degradation in India.This study will contribute to public discussion about the relationship between inequality and sustainability, and build towards policy and practice for change.

Wadi - Enabling Small Farmers to Secure their Livelihoods: A Photobook

Wadi - Enabling Small Farmers to Secure their Livelihoods: A Photobook

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 32    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This photobook is a compendium of case studies that describes the journey of the wadi establishment process. It covers the scientific principles of agro-ecology that enable an optimal and sustainable utilisation of the productive potential of land, while offering significant ecological co-benefits that help the degraded land to regenerate itself.

Mapping Scope of MNREGS on SDGs

Mapping Scope of MNREGS on SDGs

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 61    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This study has been conducted under the project 'Mapping Scope of MNREGs on SDGS, supported by GIZ. The aim of the study was prepare a comprehensive document for the Ministry of Rural Development, India. The document maps and tracks the current potential of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and its contribution towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It also provides an action plan for the government to make its reporting to Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations, more effective.

India Green Economy Barometer 2017 Issue 5: Managing Natural Systems

India Green Economy Barometer 2017 Issue 5: Managing Natural Systems

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 24    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This brief highlights the state of natural systems in the country. It tracks public and private initiatives and funds for conservation and restoration, resource governance, sustainable production systems and consumption patterns.

India Green Economy Barometer 2017 Issue 4: Investing in People

India Green Economy Barometer 2017 Issue 4: Investing in People

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No:   

This brief highlights the state of human development and the investments India is making to enhance this further. This includes access to basic needs services, opportunities for economic and political voice and participation. The report tracks the efforts by government and business to invest in people, and the outcomes achieved by them.



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