Environment and Energy

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  • Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India (June 2013 - June 2015)

    The project, in partnership with the Government of India and supported by AusAid, aims to upscale energy efficient interventions in the steel re-rolling mills sector and other sub-sectors of the small scale steel industry in India. This will enable mitigation of GHG emissions and lead to improvement in productivity.

  • 5th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (2012–2016)

    Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Small Grants Programme (SGP) supports initiatives that demonstrate community-based, innovative, gender sensitive and participatory approaches. Under the programme, grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support community-level initiatives that help conserve global biodiversity, mitigate climate change, protect international waters, reduce the impacts of persistent organic pollutants and prevent land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.In India, the programme has been supported through the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) since 2000.

  • Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change (2013 - 2017)

    The project ‘Enhancing Institutional and Community Resilience and Climate Change’ will support efforts to strengthen capacities of government, communities and institutions to accelerate implementation of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation plans.

  • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in Sindhudurg Coast in Maharashtra (January 2011 - December 2016)

    The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and financed by the Global Environment Facility, aims to mainstream biodiversity conservation into Sindhudurg coastal district’s production sectors. It also seeks to generate awareness among local communities on biodiversity conservation amidst the threat of unsustainable fishing practices, rising pollution from fishing vessels and maritime traffic in the region.

  • Improving Energy Efficiency in the Indian Railways System (September 2011 - December 2017)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, funded by Global Environment Facility, the project supports efforts to improve energy efficiency in the Indian Railways, which accounts for roughly 2.5 percent of the total electricity consumption in India. The focus is on institutional capacity development, technical training, implementation of energy-efficient technologies and sharing knowledge on best practices.