Odisha’s untapped renewable energy potential
iFOREST proposed a target of ‘30 GW Renewable Energy by 2030’ for Odisha
Posted on 17 Sep, 2022 03:44 PM

The International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST) organized a major conference last month in Bhubaneshwar to start a dialogue on Odisha’s new Renewable Energy (RE) policy for 2022-30. Odisha’s present RE Policy was introduced in 2016, and is set to lapse at the end of 2022.

Experts stressed on the need to remove barriers related to land, procedure, institutional capacity and finance, to attract investments in the sector (Image: Aiseinau, Wikimedia Commons)
Creating jobs while managing air quality
Highlights from a new report released by iFOREST
Posted on 09 Sep, 2022 02:10 PM

On the occasion of the third International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST), hosted an event to highlight the importance of building capacity in India for air quality management.

An old coal-fired power plant has been dumping vast quantities of ash out in the open for many years. (Image: Lundrim Aliu/ World Bank; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Enabling a just transition in India’s coal district of Korba
Economic restructuring and development intervention will be essential, shows the latest study by iFOREST
Posted on 16 Feb, 2022 08:45 PM

The International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST), Delhi based environment think tank, released one of the most comprehensive studies to understand what a just energy transition will mean and entail for India's top coal and power di

Under the 'current policy scenario,' which aligns with India's netzero target of 2070, all the coal mines in Korba can be closed by 2050 and power plants by 2040 in a phased manner (A view of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in Korba; Image: India Water Portal)
Proactive action on green cooling to deal with the climate crisis
India’s decision to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is a milestone in green cooling and will contribute significantly to climate action, says iFOREST
Posted on 20 Aug, 2021 10:58 AM

India’s approval on ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on

Edited NASA PR image showing the ozone hole for 2014 over the south pole. Red is bad, blue is good, e.g., red means not as much ozone as blue. (Image: Stuart Rankin; CC BY-NC 2.0)
Beat the heat
Meeting India’s rapidly increasing air-conditioning and refrigeration demand through super-efficient appliances, natural refrigerants and not-in-kind cooling technologies, is a win-win for the climate and the economy, says iFOREST.
Posted on 27 Jul, 2021 01:19 PM

The demand for air conditioning is growing at 10-15% annually in India due to a combination of factors including increasing affluence and ri

A series of air conditioning units on a building (Image: Pxfuel)
Assessing waste in Ganga cities
A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste
Posted on 18 Jul, 2021 12:58 PM

International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iF

There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
A just energy transition roadmap
iFOREST looks at challenges and opportunities for a post-coal future in its new report
Posted on 30 Jun, 2021 11:15 AM

In the run-up to COP 26, International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST), the Delhi-based environmental organization, launched India’s first ‘Just Transition’ Centre at a virtual event on Ju

How the demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it (Image: Wilson-Centre, Environmental Change and Security Program, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)