Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Minister and CEEW Chairperson, released a Report on ‘Shaping a Prosperous and Sustainable India: Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Water’. The report prepared by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), an independent and India’s top-ranked climate-related think-tank, was released on CEEW’s fourth anniversary. A wide range of luminaries including senior government officials, captains of industry, heads of civil society organisations and the media was in attendance.
CEEW’s reportdraws out a clear plan of action. Drawing on extensive, independent and peer-reviewed research conducted by CEEW in more than 60 research projects, the policy report crystallises its findings and recommendations in various areas: India’s energy mix for a low-carbon future; coal and natural gas; grid-connected and decentralised renewable energy; water governance for agricultural, industrial and household use; critical mineral resources; and resource security and resource diplomacy.
Applauding CEEW’s efforts, Mr Suresh P Prabhu, said, “Over the last four years, CEEW has successfully scaled up into a centre of research excellence, with demonstrated capacity to convene partners across government, industry, civil society and academia; and deliver robust policy insights and alternatives on energy, environment and water issues. I would also like to congratulate the entire CEEW team for being recognised as India’s number one climate think-tank for a second consecutive year and am confident that they will keep raising the bar as always.”
Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEEW’s CEO, added, “At CEEW, we have only one mantra: unbiased, evidence-based, world class research. As India’s leading think-tank, our focus is on solving real problems. We hope that the new government and all other key stakeholders in India’s development will consider the recommendations in this policy report as our contribution to a national and global dialogue on prosperity and sustainability.”
Some of the key recommendations that have been highlighted in CEEW’s policy report include:
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