Work4Progress e-newsletter Issue 6 | Collaboration for Impact at Scale - Shifts in Local Narratives

In this issue of Work4Progress e-newsletter, we present compelling stories of change, highlighting the significance of collaboration for enabling impact at scale.

Read More
Share

Low Carbon Development Pathway for Sugar Mills in Bihar

This comprehensive study is part of the 'Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development Pathway for Bihar' project in collaboration with the Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation. The report underscores Bihar's sugar sector, proposing short-, medium-, and long-term net-zero strategies by 2070 through GHG Protocol analysis. Despite minimal fossil fuel use, the sector exports surplus green electricity, showcasing environmental responsibility. Strategies include methane recovery and aligning with the Biofuels Promotion Policy 2023 for low-carbon development. The report outlines a comprehensive roadmap for sustainable and environmentally conscious development in Bihar's sugar industry.

Read More
Share

Low Carbon Development Pathway for Re-Rolling Mills in Bihar

This comprehensive study is part of the 'Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development Pathway for Bihar' project in collaboration with the Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation. The report assesses GHG emissions from Bihar's Re-Rolling Mills, revealing 381,440 tons of CO2e in 2021-22. Forecasting sector growth until 2070, it projects a potential annual emission of 2.59 million tons of CO2e. To achieve near-net zero by 2070, proposed interventions focus on reducing coal usage and adopting energy-efficient technologies. This report outlines that successful implementation requires policy, technology, and financial support. The study offers a vital guide for Bihar, outlining a low-carbon development strategy for sustainability in the Re-Rolling Mills sector.

Read More
Share

National Circular Economy Roadmap for Reducing Plastic Waste in India

This plastic waste-busting roadmap is the culmination of 3 years of research by TERI, CSIR-NEERI, CSIRO, DA and UTS, Sydney. It tackles plastic pollution from all angles, offering a blueprint for a circular economy revolution!

Read More
Share

GeoAI for Brick Kilns in Bihar: Learnings & Recommendations

Bihar tackles air pollution with GeoAI! A collaborative effort led by UNDP & DA uses satellite data to pinpoint non-compliant brick kilns, driving informed regulation and cleaner air for the Indo-Gangetic Plains.

Read More
Share

Fireflies of Social Change

A compilation of 20 case studies of Work4progress entrepreneurs, authored by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). These studies delve into the entrepreneurs' journeys and showcase the impact on both the individuals and their enterprises, and the local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Read More
Share

Work4Progress e-newsletter Issue 5 - Women and Youth Led Entrepreneurship in Bundelkhand

In this issue of Work4Progress e-newsletter, we present compelling stories of change in Bundelkhand, where women and youth are actively shaping new narratives. These inspiring accounts reflect the shifts in the ecosystem that are beginning to nurture and support the growing entrepreneurial spirit in the region.

Read More
Share

T20 Policy Brief - Assessing Return of Investment in Nature Through an SDG-Aligned Global Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework

Nature-based solutions (NbS) are critical for building resilience against the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss that are triggered by unsustainable land use and poor agricultural practices. Despite this understanding, investment into NbS in the G20 economies—especially from the private sector, multilateral development banks, and international financial institutions—is inadequate.

Read More
Share

Our Ponds Need Our Ownership to Thrive: A collaborative initiative to rejuvenate ponds in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

Ponds in India are dying. It is time to Revive, Rejuvenate and Restore them. Development Alternatives collaborated with HCL Foundation to take on this challenge and launched an initiative “Humare Talab Humari Pehchan” to work on pond rejuvenation.

Read More
Share

T20 Policy Brief - Fixing the Green Investment and Coherence Gap through Structural Green Transition Policies

The G20 governments face compounding crises or ‘polycrisis’ while delivering the green transition over several political cycles. The multilateral challenge can only be addressed by engaging the G20, allowing structural green solutions to be embedded into national development pathways. COVID-19 green recovery packages have helped the progress of the green transition, but structural green transition policies that deliver longer-term returns

Read More
Share