Articles

December 19, 2015

The reality of Climate Change and of those vulnerable to it.

Climate change, how real is it? Two decades have passed since the issue of climate change and its global impact has made media headlines, led to several rounds of diplomatic negotiations and inspired countless disaster movies. While, global public opinion […]
December 18, 2015

The Paris agreement on Climate Change (COP 21 )

The (COP21) 2015 Paris talks on climate change leading to the agreement signed by 195 nations was the most significant conference since Copenhagen as countries had set themselves a deadline of 2015 for coming up with a legally-binding deal that […]
December 17, 2015

Regulating Taxi Service Aggregators

Jayati Narain, managing associate- CPPR Centre for Urban studies, writes about the policy issues surrounding the regulation of taxi service aggregators in India. Read more about this in our blog http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/12/regulating-taxi-service-aggregators-by.html
December 16, 2015

‘India’s Strategic Outlook in the Modi Era’ – Talk by Mr R Prasannan

  The strategic outlook of a country like foreign policy is more or less constant, whereas, strategic initiatives vary with governments. The talk organised by the CPPR- Centre for Strategic Studies kicked off by identifying this stark distinction between two […]
December 1, 2015

The Emergence of India in the Africa Rising Anecdote; a Game Changer?

  By Alena Wabitsch and Brian Dzansi*   The third India-Africa Summit recently held in New Delhi, created history by being the largest Africa summit ever held in India. Based on a common history of colonialism and good relations established […]
December 1, 2015

India looking at ‘just pact’ in Paris Climate talks: Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Designated Director General, TERI -The Energy and Resources Institute, delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’. The Conference was organized […]
November 30, 2015

Convergence Toward a Hybrid Centralized/Decentralized Power System Model in Developed and Developing Countries

by Dr. Varun Sivaram*   In the future, both developed and developing economies may converge toward distributed electricity systems. The emergence of technologies for efficient distributed power generation and storage alongside those for intelligently operating a distributed system holds benefits […]
November 30, 2015

Proceedings of International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’

The two-day International Conference on “Climate Change Paradigms”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region explored and debated upon the various issues and challenges […]
November 28, 2015

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised, Indian Express, 21st November

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised By Express News Service 21st November 2015 KOCHI: “If the government fails to ensure quality life for the marginalised sections of society, the country will land in trouble in the long run,” Ajay Mathur, […]
November 26, 2015

Indian Inroads Into Africa

Vinny Davis, Managing Associate of Centre for Strategic Studies writes how economic diplomacy will be key to Indian engagement with Africa. Read more about this in our blog http://cppr.blogspot.in/2015/11/indian-inroads-into-africa.html  
November 25, 2015

CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge Workshop

CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge workshop successfully concluded on 14th November 2015. The 4 day Policy Challenge workshop was conducted for 10 candidates selected from across the country. The participants were selected on the basis of the policy briefs submitted by […]
November 23, 2015

Ambitious Government, Aiming for Realising Idle Gold

With the motto of realizing the idle gold reserves for productive purposes the Government of India recently adopted three gold schemes. It is estimated that there is 20000 tons of gold (to some experts, 22000 tons worth USD$ 800 billion […]
November 12, 2015

Foreign Debt of India Inc and Currency Risk

The latest RBI data shows that external commercial borrowings from March 2014 to March 2015 increased by 32 per cent to $ 181.9 billion. It has jumped by 21 per cent over 2013-14. This is 38 per cent of India’s […]
November 7, 2015

Role of the Mayor- Moving Beyond a Figurehead

Jayati Narain, Managing Associate of Centre for Urban Studies writes about the challenges to be faced by the coming Mayor of Kochi. A key task being finding and reclaiming power within the administrative set up itself. Read more at http://reinventingcochin.blogspot.in/2015/11/role-of-mayor-moving-beyond-figurehead.html
October 29, 2015

The Dragon wants clear skies – Chinese Climate Resolve

Air pollution is vitiating the skies of Beijing like never before, prompting questions about the viability of coal-fired economic development. This air-borne pollution and its particulate matter (aerosols) have dire consequences for climatic and weather patterns across the world. Studies […]