Green Growth Strategy for Karnataka, a result of the first phase of a collaborative research project undertaken by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and a consortium led by the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) was released in Bengaluru, early December 2014.
The plan articulates need for policies and measures to combat growing environmental concerns while maintaining, if not accelerating, the pace of social progress and economic growth. The strategy aims at meeting both the short-term economic priorities of job creation, industrialization and poverty reduction, as well as the long-term objectives of economic growth and environmental sustainability.
Some of the unique features of the project are:
- First comprehensive effort at developing a state-level green growth strategy in India, using sophisticated analytical tools and models.
- Presents a detailed sectoral analysis of challenges and solutions for energy, agriculture, forestry and water sectors.
- Builds upon and seeks to support existing policies and programs of the government
- Identifies financial resources and suggests investment opportunities for the government, private sector and multilateral banks to encourage and enable the development of sustainable practices across sectors.
A consortium of institutions led by the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) (chaired by Professor B.K. Chandrashekar), in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has conducted this study.
The intensive research efforts were led by a number of leading researchers from partner institutions, including:
- Dr. N.H. Ravindranath (Indian Institute of Science -IISc, Bangalore)
- Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj (Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy-CSTEP, Bangalore)
- Dr Ruth Kattumuri (London School of Economics – India Observatory, London)
- Dr R. S. Deshpande (Institute for Social and Economic Change-ISEC, Bangalore)
- Dr M. B. Rajegowda (University of Agricultural Sciences-UAS, Bangalore)
- Dr K. V. Raju (Institute for Social and Economic Change-ISEC, Bangalore)
- Dr. A. K. Gosain (Indian Institute of Technology –IIT, Delhi)
- Dr Sandhya Rao (Integrated Natural Resources Management Consultants –INRM, New Delhi)