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Our insights and analysis of sustainable transitions that shape policy narrative and future practice

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Social and Behaviour Change
Social Planning of Energy Transitions
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Urban Living Lab
Work in the 4IR


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Alleviating energy poverty through transitioning to low-carbon technologies
This blog explores policies that promote fair access to clean energy, bridging social gaps, and nurturing community resilience.
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User Journeys with Generative AI: Navigating the Future of Work and Society
‘User Journeys with Generative AI: Navigating the Future of Work and Society” is a pilot study that aims to centre user journeys of GenAI and examine its impact on the future of work and society bringing a spotlight on users of the technology as the emerging subject and stakeholder in this digital age.
Working Alone Together: Generative AI and the Future of Work
This article highlights the need to reflect on how genAI at work has the potential to change and impact the quality and nature of human associations in the context of its rapidly evolving world.
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Inspire Inclusion: The Imperative for Women’s Participation in India’s Climate Decision-making
As the world grapples with the complex crisis of climate change, it has become increasingly evident that a robust solution demands an inclusive approach. This year, as we commemorate International Women’s Day under the theme “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”, we highlight the crucial role of women’s economic empowerment in promoting equality. The theme “Inspire Inclusion” emphasises the importance of a broader approach that extends beyond just economic considerations....
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No Woman Left Behind: Shedding Light On Gender Equity in India’s Low-Carbon Transition
Despite near universal access to electricity, gendered inequities in electricity usage hinder India’s progress on sustainable development goals. As energy policy focuses on renewable energy, socio-cultural shifts must also be prioritised to improve women’s agency over electricity use.
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Breaking Things at the Speed of Thought
In the second issue of our AI+ blog series, where we aim to examine the interplay of AI with other facets of our lives, Jon Minton highlights the need to have patience instead of speed in the development of AI to protect the interests of users and optimise AI in building better infrastructures, not threaten the ones we have.
India Needs an Energy Justice Focus In Its Solar Transition
India Needs An Energy Justice Focus In Its Solar Transition
In her latest blog, Shantha V. addresses the frequently overlooked challenges of climate justice in India’s massive solar parks. Through an analysis of Charanaka solar park in Gujarat, Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan, and Pavagada solar park in Karnataka, she highlights the many risks and opportunities these large infrastructure projects pose.
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Sharing a planet with AI: Collective Responsibility & the Unpredictability of the Future
This blog highlights the importance of understanding the "black box" of AI to ascertain its accuracy, and be fully involved in the future of the world, where AI will play a significant role.
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AI-plus blog series
This blog series aims to explore the various dimensions of AI as socio-technological assemblage, and examine its situatedness within diverse social worlds.
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Beyond Global Visions: Local Imaginaries for Indian Cities
Instead of envisioning “world-class” futures for India’s cities, we need a new imagination for equitable, climate resilient and low carbon urbanisation.
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