Indicus seeks to access and provide better information on sources of environmental degradation, their scale and techno-economic solutions which will help improve policy prioritisation.
With population explosion and economic growth humanity’s ecological footprint continues to grow. This is despite the ever-increasing awareness that the environment is an integral component of humanity’s story of all-round progress. Whether it is fast-growing countries such as India or smaller and slower-moving economies, the story is similar globally. Indicus seeks to arrest this slide through an institutional approach. Institutions, whether political, social or legal need to evolve quickly and build capabilities rapidly to have a significant impact.
INTER-DISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT AGENDA (IDEA) ROUNDTABLE SERIES
The IDEA Roundtable is a collaborative space where knowledge creators (researchers), knowledge vendors (media and communication professionals) and decision-makers (from industry, government and regulators) from different specialisations interact and engage on matters of common interest related to sustainability and sustainable livelihoods. The IDEA roundtables are designed to generate multiple benefits that include:
Sharing well-researched knowledge and gaps therein, among various stakeholders
Building a community and network of professionals that enables leveraging synergies
Creating a positive space of understanding and discussion and move away from that of dispute
Creating a platform where stakeholders can freely communicate with experts and policymakers
Hosted jointly by Indicus and associated partner who identify 12-15 participants
Stakeholder interaction on (a) the knowledge gaps and (b) the challenges they face in taking optimal decisions
Newsletter on key learnings, social media engagement & media engagement
The output is a policy document that emerges from the curated discussion; this is placed in the public domain for the benefit of participants, other stakeholders, funding organisations, investors and policymakers to better understand and take forward. These discussions and deliberations then form the input for the above-mentioned policy-note that includes (a) key unknowns (b) research agenda for that topic and (c) potential ways forward.
Fixing Delhi's Pollution Indicus Foundation and the Clean Air Collective have put together crisp policy actions for fixing Delhi's air quality.
Urban Ecology: Governance Institutions The paper attempts to analyse best practices
from various states in India and other countries which can be emulated in the Indian context
to preserve its green cover and the biodiversity that it supports.
Urban Ecology: Issues and Literature Review This monograph focuses on the definitions, current institutional mechanisms including rules and regulations that govern urban greenspaces in India and the road ahead for policies related to urban greens.
The Road Ahead for Rooftop Solar in India This white paper studies the hurdles and challenges faced by the various stakeholders for rooftop solar generation and provides shot-term and long-term policy solutions.