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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.

Annual Report 2015-2016

Vasudha Foundation presents its sixth annual report. This report talks about GHG Platform India- a collective civil-society initiative conceptualized by the Foundation to understand India’s GHG emission estimates.

 

Annual Report 2014-2015

Vasudha Foundation presents its fifth annual report. One of the major reports published by the Foundation in 2014-15 was the report titled “Electricity for all in India- Why coal is not always king.”

 

Annual Report 2013-2014

Vasudha Foundation presents its fourth annual report. This report talks about the various activities and research conducted by the Foundation in the field of climate change and environment including the Handbook on Climate Finance.

Annual Report 2012-2013

Vasudha Foundation presents its third annual report. This report highlights the Universal Service Obligation campaign of the Foundation. A unique feature of the campaign is the participation of several rural communities in the quasi-judicial regulatory process.

Annual Report 2011-2012

Vasudha Foundation presents its second annual report. This report particularly highlights the research reports published by the Foundation under Sustainable & Equitable Energy Access and the action projects of the Foundation.

Annual Report 2010-2011

Vasudha Foundation presents its first annual report. This report highlights the work done by the Foundation in the year of its conception.

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.