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"A Not for Profit Organisation set up in April 2010 with the belief in the conservation of Vasudha, which in Sanskrit means the Earth, the giver of wealth and with the objective of promoting sustainable consumption of its bounties".

Policy Wayforward for the New Development Bank: A compendium of policies and practices of some of the Multilateral and Southern Banks

Vasudha Foundation in collaboration with Oxfam India and inputs from ASUL, Brazil, conducted a study to compile existing practices and policies of International Financial Institutions with their presence in one or more BRICS countries across six major focus themes. The detailed compilation of the observations is presented in the report titled “Policy Wayforward for the New Development Bank: A compendium of policies and practices of some of the Multilateral and Southern Banks”.

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Infographic: Pre-feasibility Analysis for Shifting from Diesel to Electric Auto-rickshaws in Gurgaon

Sustainable transport was one of the priority areas that was identified in the previous interaction with various stakeholders of the city of Gurgaon. Consequently, the Vasudha team embarked on a pre-feasibility analysis to understand the social requirement of Gurgaon travelers and economic considerations of service providers in Gurgaon. The results of the online and offline survey are depicted in the transport infographic prepared as a part of the project, ‘Preparing Cities to be Climate Resilient- Prioritizing Actions and Identifying Resources.’

Infographic: Citizen’s Greening Initiatives

This infographic, designed as a part of the project, ‘Preparing Cities to be Climate Resilient- Prioritizing Actions and Identifying Resources’ was prepared to bring to light the green initiatives undertaken by residents themselves, in a residential complex named Nirvana Country in Gurgaon. The residents installed solar photovoltaic panels on their rooftops and became both producers and users of "green power and thereby reducing their dependence on the electricity grid. They also met with equal success in the areas of rainwater harvesting, wastewater treatment and reuse, and waste management.

Policy Framework and Preparedness for Implementing Measures to Effectively Deal with Climate Change

Vasudha Foundation with support from Heinrich Böll Foundation India published the report “Policy Framework and Preparedness for Implementing Measures to Effectively Deal with Climate Change- An Analysis of four states in India” on 16th December 2016. This report assesses preparedness of the states Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu in addressing climate change mapped on the basis of recommendations contained in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and the New Climate Economy Report. This Report also identifies possible gaps in the preparedness and comes up with a set of recommendations to address the possible gaps.

Fourth Edition: BRICS Voices

Vasudha Foundation presents the fourth edition and the June issue of the newsletter BRICS Voices  It is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society groups on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground to influence the Policies at BRICS summit.

The third edition of the newsletter covers some important issues such as the Paris Agreement and CSO’s perspective on the BRICS.

A Study of India Bhutan Energy Agreements and the Implementation of Hydropower Projects in Bhutan

Vasudha Foundation in collaboration with Oxfam India did a detailed analysis of the energy cooperation between India and Bhutan, the modalities and conditionalities of the agreements signed by them.  Further, the study also identified specific projects undertaken as part of the energy cooperation agreement, particularly in the hydro-electric sector.  Six key projects were identified for the detailed analysis, namely, – Chhukha, Kurichhu, Tala, Punatsangchhu I, Punatsangchhu II and Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Projects (HEP).

The broad aim of the study was to understand how regional co-operation agreements between countries in South Asia have worked and to identify possible lessons for strengthening such agreements in future, including respect for local communities and regulations, in addition to highlighting key aspects of the agreement that could be replicated to foster greater regional co-operations in other parts of the world.

Third Edition: BRICS Voices

 

Vasudha Foundation presents the Third edition and the February issue of the newsletter BRICS Voices  It is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society groups on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground to influence the Policies at BRICS summit.

A Handbook of India’s Policy Framework and State of Preparedness

Vasudha Foundation with support from Heinrich Böll Stifstung Foundation published a report assessing India’s policy framework and state of preparedness for implementing measures to effectively deal with climate change. The report examines whether India is in a position to address the various aspects of climate change and tests whether its policy framework addresses issues that arise out of dealing with climate change by examining two major reports, IPCC AR5 and the New Climate Economy Report.

Second Edition: BRICS Voices

Vasudha Foundation presents the second edition and the November issue of the newsletter BRICS Voices  It is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society groups on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground to influence the Policies at BRICS summit.

The second edition of the newsletter covers some important issues such as gender equity and provides knowledge about the New Development Bank.

Newsletter: BRICS Voices

Vasudha Foundation has started a newsletter series ‘BRICS Voices’. It is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society groups on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground to influence the Policies at BRICS summit.