WRI India worked closely with Bengaluru’s public bus operator in 2017 to improve services for commuters. The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is the sole operator of public buses in the tech-hub, catering to approximately 50 lakh passenger-trips daily. The fast-growing metropolis does not yet have a significant rail-based mass transit system, which makes the BMTC’s services all the more important.
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New Delhi, India (December 20, 2017) – India can meet and potentially exceed its national climate change goals, finds a new working paper by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Open Climate Network (OCN). The report also shows that India can maintain annual GDP growth of 6 to 7 percent while taking action on climate.
New Delhi, Nov. 28, 2017: Following the Paris climate agreement, there is great momentum in the private sector on pricing carbon in order to prepare for a carbon-constrained future, experts said this week at a roundtable in New Delhi hosted by WRI India, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition of the World Bank, and GIZ India.
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Through this half day workshop, WRI India hopes to engage with experts from academia, government, and practitioners to inform a project aimed at identifying key intervention areas at the intersection of energy access and landscape restoration. The objective of this study is to find opportunities to effectively engage in this space and find the key enabling conditions and barriers. WRI India will present key findings from preliminary research in this space, and discuss interventions that can be scaled up in the Indian context.