Inviting applications for the SAREP Grants Annual Program Statement (APS) – FY2024. For more information click Here.


December 21, 2022
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Note on Framework for Sovereign Green Bonds

The Government of India (GOI) had announced its intention to issue maiden Green Bonds amounting to INR 160 Bn (USD 2 Bn) in Q4 of FY22-23. The proceeds from these bonds will be used for public sector projects which will help in reducing the carbon intensity of the economy. With this target in mind, GOI issued “Framework for Sovereign Green Bond” on November 9, 2022.
July 28, 2022
An InvIT handbook for the Renewable Enegry Sector

An InvIT handbook for the Renewable Energy Sector

South Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, projected to require USD 6.35 trillion (INR 476 trillion) (UNESCAP, 2019) worth of infrastructure investments through 2030 (UNESCAP, 2019).
July 25, 2022
Pathways for Decarbonization of South Asia’s Transportation Sector

Pathways for Decarbonization of South Asia’s Transportation Sector

With more than 1.5 billion people in total, the region of South Asia, comprised of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and, Sri Lanka, accounted for nearly 20% of the world’s population but only 8.6% of the global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018.
July 23, 2022
Sustainable Public Procurement Framework with focus on Room Air-conditioners

Sustainable Public Procurement Framework with focus on Room Air-conditioners

Procurement is an integral part of governance and the financial management system in a country. Public procurement wields enormous purchasing power, and in 2013 it accounted for 20-30 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of India (UNODC 2013).
July 23, 2022
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National Chiller Energy Efficiency Program

Total nationwide cooling demand is expected to increase, in terms of Tonnage of Refrigeration (TR), 8 times by 2038 from 2017 baseline.
July 5, 2022

Building consensus and developing a strategy paper on “Creating Regional Technical Institution/Body for cross-cutting deliberations and promoting excellence towards the development and operation of the regional transmission network in South Asia”

The South Asian countries have been undertaking Cross Border Electricity Trade (CBET) through transmission interconnections for over five decades. In the eastern region, CBET is undertaken between India and the other three countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
July 5, 2022

Creating Regional Network for sharing operational best practices and promoting harmonization & excellence in Power System Operation across South Asia Region

South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the World driving forward the global economic growth. With rapid economic growth, the energy demand in South Asia is expected to more than double by 2030 against 20181 levels.
July 5, 2022

Study on the transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in south Asia irade-SARI-37 (2021)

This report is part of the study undertaken on “The transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in South Asia”, under USAID’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) program.
July 5, 2022

BIMSTEC Energy Outlook 2035

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand) lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.