The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. CEEW uses data, integrated analysis, and outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. It prides itself on the independence of its high-quality research, develops partnerships with public and private institutions, and engages with wider public. In 2017, CEEW has once again been featured extensively across nine categories in the ‘2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report’, including being ranked as South Asia’s top think tank (14th globally) with an annual operating budget of less than US$5 Million for the fourth year running. In 2016, CEEW was also ranked 2nd in India, 4th outside Europe and North America, and 20th globally out of 240 think tanks as per the ICCG Climate Think Tank’s standardized rankings. In 2013 and 2014, CEEW was rated as India’s top climate change think-tank as per the ICCG standardized rankings.
Power for All
Power for All is a global coalition of 200 private and public organizations campaigning to deliver universal energy access before 2030 through the power of decentralized, renewable electricity (DRE).
2 billion people—almost a third of humanity—are without access to reliable energy, and the majority of them live in rural areas with no established method of energy delivery. Compared to traditional approaches, renewable, distributed energy is less expensive, faster to implement, and creates a sustainable pathway to the energy needs of the developing world.
Power for All’s mission is to accelerate this market transformation by working with public and private sectors and civil society organizations to prioritize decentralized renewable energy development. We believe that access to energy is fundamental to human and economic development and modern, clean decentralized energy solutions are proven as the fastest and most cost effective approach to reach universal energy access.
Centre for Energy, Environment, & Resources (CEER)
Centre for Energy, Environment & Resources (CEER) is a newly set up research centre focused on energy, environment and natural resource policy and governance in India. The mission of CEER is to carry out innovative research on major policy challenges, and develop effective, pragmatic and sustainable solutions, bringing together diverse constituencies and perspectives, and thus, inject new ideas to policy arena. The Centre seeks to investigate into problems and interlinkages in these sectors and find holistic solutions to embedded and interlinked challenges. Through high-quality research and engagement with agencies and actors, in both public & private sectors, the Centre aims to promote public awareness, informed dialogue and common understanding on critical policy and governance issues in energy, environment and natural resources.
While China’s trade and investments expands into every corner of the world, the Chinese peoples’ understanding of international affairs remains. Intellisia is a modern Chinese think tank dedicated to meet the growing demand for Chinese understanding about the world. It is a fully independent think tank in China to facilitate mutual understanding between China and the world. We seek to provide objective and quality research for the public and for decision makers worldwide. It is is neither government affiliated nor serves any special interest group. Its mission is to serve its clients with integrity and professionalism. Our funding comes from individual and organization membership fees, private donations, foundations, government and non-government projects, and other funding sources. We have four main research centers: the International Security Research Center, the Chinese Diplomacy Research Center, the Survey Research Center, and the Global Governance Research Center.
The Solar Village Project
The Solar Village Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing off grid communities in the developing world with access to electricity via solar power. Founded in 2015 SVP has brought light and power to (3 villages in India and 9 villages in Senegal /to over two thousands of people in India and Senegal.) The premise of SVP’s mission is based on the idea that in the 21st century access to electricity is a necessity comparable to food, shelter and water. With over 1.3 billion people currently living without access to electricity SVP believes solar power is one of the most definitive and sustainable solutions to this monumental problem. Learn more about us in this video.
Morsel Research and Development
Morsel Research and Development Pvt Ltd in one of India’s leading research companies. Morsel aims to render solutions to the social and economic challenges using an analytical approach. Morsel has conducted more than 120 studies for researchers from Yale University, Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT, Duke University and Princeton University etc. in 20 states of India. We are IRB certified, we have expertise in research designs and implementation, campaigns and Impact Evaluation policies. At Morsel, we believe in “Social Elevation through Authentic Data”.
International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative
Established in 2005 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) is dedicated to analyzing subsidies and how they support or undermine efforts to achieve sustainable development. The GSI’s goal is to encourage individual governments to undertake unilateral reforms on subsidy policy where these would deliver clear economic, environmental and social benefits and to encourage resolute, ongoing and systematic action in international fora such as the G-20, UNFCCC and WTO. The GSI’s country program in India undertakes research and policy engagement on energy subsidies for fuel consumers, fuel producers and renewable energy, with the intention of contributing to the following policy objectives:
- Reduce overall fossil fuel subsidy expenditure
- Improve the progressive social distribution of subsidy expenditure
- Increase clean energy access and use, particularly among poorer households
Sustainable Energy for All
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is a nonprofit organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched SEforALL in September 2011 as a global initiative that would mobilize action by these diverse actors in support of SDG7’s three core objectives:
- ensuring universal access to modern energy services
- doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
- doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
With a mandate that sent a clear signal about the central role of energy in ending poverty and halting precipitous changes in our global climate, SEforALL embarked on uncharted territory and rapidly generated momentum.