Research areas include:
Climate change adaptation strategies | Sustainable life style and living | Environment conservation initiatives
Climate change Adaptation
Inspite of efforts to cap and mitigate the GHGs today, air and sea temperatures will continue to rise as a result of past emissions. Thus in order for world to tackle the increasing impact of climate change, adaptation is also needed along with mitigation efforts. Categories of work are as indicated:
Vulnerability assessment studies wrt Climate change:
- Vulnerability assessment of coastal rural communities : a case of western India
- Vulnerability assessment of coastal city: a case of Batticaloa city, Srilanka
Climate change Adaptation studies:
- Interlinking Adaptation and development goals in context of developing country: a case of India
- Resilience strategy for Batticaloa city, Srilanka
- Adaptation plan for Industrial estate : a case of Naroda Industrial estate, Gujarat, India.
Policy analysis wrt Climate change :
- Climate change and Common Property Management: Contribution of three public programmes viz. MGNREGA( Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gaurantee Act), Social Forestry, Integrated Watershed Management Programme
Climate change and Ecosystem Study:
- Climate change, development and Forest ecosystem : a case of Dangs forest of Gujarat.
Climate change and Sustainable tourism:
- Sustainable tourism for rural development and wildlife conservation : a case of Kabini
- Potential impact of climate change on coastal tourism : case of Goa
Climate change mitigation : Low carbon city strategies
The idea of low carbon cities framework and strategies is to lower the levels of carbon emissions from our cities and achieving sustainable urban development.
India, a developing country has around 30 % of population living in cities according to 2011 census of India and it is projected to grow 38% by 2026. With the changing life styles the carbon emissions are only bound to increase. For India to achieve its target of reduction of emissions intensity of GDP by 20-25% of 2005 levels , policies and strategies need to be in place to reduce carbon emissions from the cities as they are the growth engines.
- Low carbon city strategies: a case of Bengaluru metropolis. (Energy sector: Electricity, Transport , Infrastructure sector , Waste and waste water sector, Green cover)
- Data analysis for Irade NGO on Gujarat Sustainable Energy policy
Sustainable Lifestyle and living
Indian culture had rooted within its principles not to be exploitative and to consume only those resources which were absolutely necessary for life to keep rolling. With increasing use of technology our own least-exploitative heritage knowledge and skills which were least environmentally exploitative and are minimalistic in nature. Our effort is to revive and promote such knowledge from India or from any other culture, modern or traditional and prove its relevance through modern scientific methodology of today to make it understandable and acceptable to public at large.
- An example of Livelihood , Food and nutrition security through women empowerment initiatives – lessons from a representative case at Anandi NGO
- Case-study of “Gurukulam” – a traditional educational system of India promoting principles of sustainability and consumption choices through virtue promotion aiding resiliency for Gurukulam NGO
- Revival of Indian heritage calligraphic art, handmade paper, natural ink as eco-friendly alternatives through women empowerment initiatives –
a successful trilogy for Gurukulam NGO