The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is one of India's leading think tanks, with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society.

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of the total carbon dioxide emissions from end-use sectors stem from transport, making it an emission heavyweight.


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Traffic and transportation surveys are essential to gain a clearer perspective on issues such as gridlock at major junctions, writes Vivek V Gavimath in an opinion piece in Deccan Herald

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While battery electric trucks are coming up in other countries, they face the weight challenge. Installing large batteries would reduce the cargo payload the e-trucks can carry, thereby impacting revenue.

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Tackling technology transfer
Nov 14 2022

Tackling technology transfer

By Kaveri Ashok and Krithika RavishankarCall for action on climate finance, international technology transfer, and capacity building is India’s central agenda at COP 27 and has been our focus at past COPs as well

So far, there is some information and discussion and certain action points on climate finance; however, there is little clarity with respect to technology transfer mechanisms and capacity building.What is the existing mechanism/implementation framework for international technology transfer?According to the UNFCCC, COP established the ‘Technology Mechanism’ in 2010, with the objective o

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