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Low-Carbon Pathways

The Low-Carbon Pathways team seeks to support policymakers and the research community with robust quantitative and qualitative analysis for improved understanding of low-carbon transition pathways within the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and national priorities. The research also focuses on informing national and state policies to meet global climate commitments. The team has strong capabilities in integrated assessment modelling, examining cross-sectoral synergies and trade-offs (energy-water-food-climate nexus, SDGs, the political economy of transition), and in sector-specific analyses (transport, agriculture, etc.).

  • 38% global carbon

    space (1000 GtCO2) estimated to be cornered by China, EU and the US by 2030
    Source: CEEW analysis 2016
  • 48%

    projected share of non-fossil fuel energy sources in India’s electricity generation capacity by 2030
    Source: CEEW analysis 2018
  • 48%

    decline in energy sector CO2 emissions intensity between 2005 and 2030
    Source: CEEW analysis 2018
  • Historical responsibility matters and we need to build a basis of differentiated responsibility. In recent years, climate change discourse has seen the focus shift to renewable energy. Going forward, equal importance must be given to energy-efficient technologies. I compliment The Council's research focusing on internalising our longstanding sustainability goals.

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia

    Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India; Trustee, CEEW

  • The book, Energizing India, will start a public debate towards developing long-term sustainable policies to strengthen the Indian energy sector and to promote low-carbon growth.

    Suresh Prabhu

    Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, and Civil Aviation

  • I appreciate CEEW’s initiative to host this conference and invite them to partner with us by contributing to our preparation of the INDCs and to the various studies that we will undertake.

    Prakash Javadekar

    Union Minister of Human Resource Development

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