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ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

With population growth and economic growth humanity’s environment 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 or slower moving economies, the story is similar globally. Indicus seeks to arrest this slide through an institutional approach in that, institutions, whether political, social or legal need to evolve quickly and build capabilities rapidly to have a significant impact. We seek to access and provide better information on sources of pollution, their scale and techno-economic solutions which will help improved prioritization.

IDEA WORKSHOPS

The Indicus Foundation co-hosts Interdisciplinary Environment Agenda (IDEA) Workshops.
The IDEA Workshops are an interactive space for academics across disciplines to share their questions and concerns on the environment. The net outcome of each thematic workshop is the creation of a comprehensive research agenda on that topic. This agenda should facilitate more holistic and robust analysis of questions related to specific environmental themes, competing priorities, sensible human response and policy change.
This is a unique model where change is brought about not through top-down or bottom-up approaches, but through an interactive and participative process of thought-leaders.

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PUBLICATIONS

The Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods initiative of Indicus Foundation aims at, among other things, improved awareness of both status and human initiatives. We do this through a combination of our regular newsletter – The Unearth Bulletin, periodic publications, and our annual publication.

THE UNEARTH BULLETIN
Our fortnightly bulletin on selected news from the sustainable environment domain. Actions by individuals, communities, industry, civil society and governments towards a better environment are shared.

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.

REPORT ON ENVIRONMENT AND LIVELIHOODS (expected Jan 2020)
This study reviews the key events and trends impacting sustainability. Sing data, news analysis and in an inter-disciplinary setting, it seeks to analyse and report how the objective of sustainable livelihoods – the simultaneous achievement of environment and employment goals. The study reports key environmental indicators from respected sources and how they have changed, what needs to be better understood, and how policy changes are expected to impact each of the indicators. The key objective is to make very specific the string link between environment and livelihood sustainability.

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