India Clean Air Connect aims to help unlock barriers to air quality action in India at scale
Our goal is to support greater coordination, & collaboration across people working on air quality from diverse expertise and geographies
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India Clean Air Connect is a response to air quality convenings hosted by the India Climate Collaborative, Clean Air Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation in 2019 and 2020.
India's air pollution is not limited to one city or one source
Solving for India's air pollution crisis means:
Aligning efforts across different disciplines to address multiple sources of pollution
Improving air quality in all 124 non-attainment cities, 73 polluted industrial clusters and more
Amplifying and strengthening existing efforts and networks
124 Non-attainment cities
73 Critically polluted industrial clusters
If your work seeks to improve India’s air quality through communication, advocacy, research, policy change, planning, litigation, community engagement or market-based solutions, join #IndiaCleanAirConnect
CPR is looking for someone interested in understanding how climate impacts are changing Indian society and politics, and in using rigorous research to find ways of adapting to these climate impacts. The selected candidate will play a central role in research and managing an ongoing project on adapting to extreme heat in India. This will involve familiarising yourself with the literature on heatwaves, establishing working relationships with CPR’s project partners, interacting with government officials at national and subnational levels, helping conceive and establish new subprojects, and assisting with administrative tasks related to this work.
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in any area relevant to adaptation and the social consequences of climate impacts (this could include climate modelling, political science, geography, engineering, public policy, GIS, sociology etc.).
- The ability to write a rigorously researched, interesting, and well-crafted essay that can be published in any leading national or global publication with some editorial assistance.
About the organisation
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. CPR is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the issues that impact life in India.