Implementing the Co-benefits approach in India

Due to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and cli­mate lit­er­a­ture, the co-ben­e­fits approach can be under­stood as the study­ing, imple­ment­ing and repli­cat­ing of pos­i­tive exter­nal­i­ties of an action. Aayushi Awasthy and Kavya Bajaj (TERI), COBENEFITS Focal Point India, high­light that the co-ben­e­fits approach presents itself as an excep­tion­al­ly apt main­stream­ing prac­tice for ini­ti­at­ing such an approach, where resources can be pooled to stream­line mul­ti­ple goals towards sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. The authors under­line that India needs to focus on three vital fronts—energy access, valu­able employ­ment gen­er­a­tion, and ensur­ing basic envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices for all. The arti­cle was pub­lished in the  Akshay Urja Solar Mag­a­zine by the min­istry of New and Renew­able Ener­gy, Vol. 12, Issue 05, April 2019.

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