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 realisation 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.



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

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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

Public Engagement

Newsletter on key learnings, social media engagement & media engagement

Policy Briefs


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.

Re-energising Sustainable Mining in India
This monograph documents the range of issues being faced by the mining sector in India, especially the non-coal sector.

Towards a Green Job Enabling Ecosystem
This monograph derives a working definition of the term ‘green jobs’ and sets the broad contours of a framework to help define appropriate policy.

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.

Addressing India's Air Quality Challenge: Improving Knowledge, Communications and Institutions
This monograph discusses the gaps in our understanding related to the creation, measurement, impact of pollution and the various gaps that prevent the knowledge from contributing fully to well-informed action.

Fixing Delhi's Pollution: Report
The study highlights the several sources of air pollution in Delhi and the methods to tackle them, with specific focus on particulate matter (PM) pollution.

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