Transitions Research will shed light on radical transformations that will shape India’s long-term future.

Our mission is to discover sustainable transition pathways for India’s future by conducting policy and action research, filling knowledge gaps, co-creating solutions and enabling citizen engagement.


Unpacking the climate emergency and crisis discourse

We convened a virtual panel at the 4S 2023 conference on the theme “The Paradox of Crisis: Interrogating Emergency and Crisis Framing in Climate Infrastructures,” featuring presentations that exploree the complexities of climate emergency framings and its implications on climate governance.  Madeline Kroot, PhD Candidate, Clark University, presented a paper...

Building a Net Zero Society

Our recent Talking About Transitions Dialogue, Building a Net Zero Society, unpacked the importance of social transformations to achieve a low carbon transitions in Indian cities. How can we leverage behaviour change, equitable urban planning and innovative planning approaches to create an equitable net zero future?

Discovering Just & Sustainable Transition Pathways for India’s Future.


Four Radical Transitions

We focus on four radical transitions – low carbon and climate resilient development; smart and inclusive urbanisation; safe and responsible digitalisation, and sustainable and equitable food systems. Radical shifts in socio-technical systems, human values and politics need to be imagined. Incremental change will not do.

Low Carbon Society

Climate change is a problem of collective societal action. How do we deeply and rapidly alter politics, norms, attitudes and incentives to act?

Future Cities

The growth of mid-sized cities is likely to shape India’s urbanisation story. How can we build Future Cities that are inclusive, climate resilient and technologically smart?

Digital Society

The future of societal and political participation, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and good work depend on how we make sense of digital technologies. How do we ensure that digitalization is socially just, equitable and sustainable?

Future of Food

The changing food production, distribution and consumption patterns have significant impact on nature and communities. How do we ensure these changes are ecologically sustainable and equitable?