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Enabling state level strategic actions for India’s NDC
IRADe has in the past worked with the MOEFCC to provide inputs in finalizing India’s NDCs announced during Paris COP. This study with support from MacArthur Foundation is to suggest market based solutions and business models for state level implementation to reduce CO2 emissions and increase renewables share in power and energy, transport and agriculture sectors which are high emitters. IRADe will work on Effective state action plans consistent with national plan to fulfill NDC targets particularly by high emitter states who are likely to grow by 2030.
A recent IRADe paper “Can India grow and live within a 1.5 degree CO2 emissions budget?” in Energy Policy, suggests a combination of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency that will be needed for NDC. Many sectors require state level decisions. The solutions will be state and sector specific. The selected states are an advanced state, Gujarat, a growing one, Odisha and a North East state, Assam. GHG intensities, per capita consumption, economic growth patterns of sectors viz. power, agriculture, industry, transport, poverty schemes etc., will be analyzed in detail. We will look for key enablers in various sectors:
a) Power & Energy: Examine supply and demand structures and scope for coal, gas, hydro, nuclear and renewables. How to promote renewables?
b) Transport: How to reduce carbon intensity with a combination of technological options such as EV, public transport and policies? What financing schemes will encourage cheaper EV without batteries or with battery swapping provided by private sector?
c) Agriculture: Energy efficient solar irrigation can reduce water intensity through drip irrigation. Design financing mechanism for farmers and DISCOMs who guarantee surplus power purchase.
To achieve the study objectives, IRADe, will require high-level communications and outreach strategy to communicate study outputs to state level stakeholders and at the same time seek their inputs to improve the study outcome. In this regard, IRADe has organized inception meetings in three States namely Odisha, Gujarat, and Assam selected for intensive case studies. The inception meeting was an opportunity to bring relevant stakeholders which includes policy makers, academia, civil societies, researchers and practitioner on a common platform to discuss, deliberate, inform and get benefitted with their rich knowledge about the local situation to come up with a market based solution for the three selected sectors to meet India’s NDC target.
Supported By: MacArthur Foundation
Prediction of Dengue with Climate Change over Delhi: A Statistical analysis and development of warning system
The inter-disciplinary research study will connect meteorology, statistical modeling and geo-spatial mapping to develop the warning system for Dengue. The major objectives of the study are to map the distribution and intensity of Dengue spread over Delhi and Rajkot on a fine spatial scale for the last few years, analyzing the variation of climatic parameters including temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and ENSO index over Delhi and Rajkot for the past ten years. This will aid in establishing co-relation between climatic parameters and factor such as demographic pattern with Dengue distribution at municipal levels and develop future scenarios of Dengue outbreak using climate projection based on statistical model and to build an early warning system covering the whole range of projected climate scenarios.
The project study will be carried out by identifying City Level Stakeholders for Rajkot and Delhi followed by thorough review of the available literature in the fields of Vector borne diseases, dengue occurrences and in relation to climate change at city level. Data sources will be identified with field visits wherein spatial mapping and modeling of climate change and dengue occurrences will be carried out.
Supported by; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI)