Energy

Sustainable, equitable energy production and access including decentralized renewables and efficiency

This section highlights initiatives that explore and encourage alternatives to the current centralized, environmentally damaging and unsustainable sources of energy, such as decentralized renewable sources. It also includes attempts at ensuring equitable access to ecologically sustainable energy, optimizing production and distribution, improving efficiency, and regulating demand (e.g. for luxury consumption).

World Social Forum: Rethinking and Redefining Development Itself

Bioregionalism means regaining social and environmental well-being by redrawing the boundaries of governance, especially at the lowest village and township levels.

Traditional House Restoration in Ladakh

This short video highlights the importance of using local and sustainable methods and materials for construction.

A manifesto for justice

People’s movements and civil society organizations have to continue promoting changes through advocacy for policy shifts and ground action by and with communities.

VIKALP SANGAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY RELEASED A PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO 2024

The Manifesto, aimed at political parties, government agencies, and civil society organisations and movements at various levels, lists key strategies and actions that need to be taken for just living conditions.

Yusuf Meherally Centre: Fostering the Rural in an Urbanizing India

“We learned this from our mistakes. If you just work for one section, say Adivasis,  then there is a risk of antagonizing the non-Adivasi population living in the same area”, says G.G Parikh.

Press Release: 25 Organisations Meet to Discuss Development Alternatives in India

About 40 members of 25 organisations from 12 states of India met at Farmer’s Share, Shoranur, as the General Assembly of the Vikalp Sangam.

भारत का वैकल्पिक भविष्य: कुछ झलक (In Hindi)

यह दो लेख ‘ऑल्टेर्नेटिव फ्युचर्स: इन्डिया अन्शैकल्ड’ किताब जो २०१७ में छपी थी, से लिये व अनुवादित किये गये हैं।

Facilitating progress towards a successful blue economy

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Ocean Accounting (OA) are both important tools in promoting sustainable blue economy; both are on the anvil in India.

IPCC author Aditi Mukherji on energy transition in agriculture and water security

Mukherji discusses the low emission pathways in the water-energy-food nexus, the importance of matching the right crops to the right regions and the need for context-specific understanding of groundwater use.