Just Transition

The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation has been active in India since 1990 and maintained an office in New Delhi since 1994. Since 2015, the foundation has been supporting India’s growing national, regional, and global leadership on climate change as part of its Climate Solutions programme. The foundation also recently contributed towards the country’s equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


This special 26-part series has been supported by John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. This series highlights insights and lessons from key stakeholders shaping India's energy solutions, and explores possible pathways towards an equitable and just transition.
indian fox in arid wasteland-India conservation

October 25, 2023
Greening ‘wastelands’ doesn’t guarantee a greener India
In pursuit of India's net-zero goals, wastelands are being repurposed for renewable energy and afforestation projects. This poses a threat to the diverse ecosystems they encompass and the communities dependent on them.
The sub-centre located in Kongthong, East Khasi Hills, has three roof-mounted solar panels, with a total capacity of 2.34 kWp-solar

September 29, 2023
How decentralised solar energy can boost public healthcare
Renewable energy holds health, environmental, and entrepreneurial benefits for communities with poor access to power.
people stading near bags of coal and looking up_just transition

August 31, 2023
When coal mines close, give land back to original owners
For a just transition from coal to renewable energy, India should start addressing its historical wrongs and give to the displaced what they are owed.
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