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Low-Carbon Economy

Low-Carbon Economy

The Low-Carbon Economy team seeks to inform national and sub-national policies with robust quantitative and qualitative analysis for an improved understanding of India’s low-carbon transition pathways. Our research focuses on enabling governments to set and operationalise local and national climate targets to meet global climate action commitments. The team specialises in integrated assessment modelling of energy and land use systems, understanding evolving areas such as carbon markets, examining cross-sectoral synergies and trade-offs (energy-water-food-climate nexus, sustainable development goals, the political economy of transition), and sector-specific analyses (transport, industry, power, among others). The team is deeply committed to building the modelling capacity of young Indian doctoral scholars in premier academic institutes. We are also involved in the ̌independent global stocktake process (iGST) and other engagements with the international scientific community.

  • 5,638 GW

    projected solar-based electricity generation capacity for India to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2021
  • $10.1 trillion

    cumulative investments needed for India to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2021
  • 85%

    reduction in emission intensity needed by 2070 for India to achieve net-zero emissions
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2021
  • CEEW has been instrumental in formulating Rajasthan’s Energy Policy 2050. The analytical rigour provided by the sectoral teams, combined with modelling Rajasthan’s economy-wide energy demand, offered good insights required for preparing a robust long-term energy policy.

    Shri Bhaskar A Sawant IAS

    Principal Secretary (Energy), Government of Rajasthan

  • CEEW's modelling work has significantly contributed to a better understanding of emissions from Bihar's energy and land use systems, and to chart out a low-carbon development pathway for Bihar.

    Dr Ashok Kumar Ghosh

    Chairperson, Bihar State Pollution Control Board

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