Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) is an autonomous academic institution of national eminence for training, research and information dissemination in streams related to the ethos of Public Administration. It is now known internationally known premier center for Training and Research in Public Administration and Good Governance.
Conceived by well-known US expert Paul H. Appleby and Founded and promoted by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it is now known internationally as a premier center for Training and Research in Public Administration and Management. IIPA
Centre for Environment and Climate Change of IIPA is engaged in the capacity building of Indian officers in Management of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change. It is doing research and assisting some of states in improving their state action plan for Climate change. Hon’ble Vice President released a ‘Coffee Table Book’ on Sikkim of a Ministry of Environment Forest &Climate Change sponsored project being conducted by this Centre.
Centre which works on different facets of environment, climate change, and sustainable development has been recognized by International Solar Alliance (ISA) and now they are developing expertise in one of very important area of Solar Energy.
“i-SUN CaP (International capacity Augmentation Programmes for the “Sunshine Countries of ISA”. (i-SUN-CaP) under the aegis of ISA proposes to facilitate it on Climate Change agenda by adopting the maximum Renewable energy with SOLAR Power, to reduce the reliance on non- renewable sources
IIPA and ISA are entering into a MoU which is christened as “i-Sun Cap” i.e. international Capacity Augmentation for the Sun Shine Countries. This leap would be boon for IIPA, as there would be ample exposure to the nuances in Solar Technologies which will then be disseminated to the several ITEC, Non- ITEC and Management Development programmes conducted by the Centre of Environment and Climate Change of the institute.
Solar Energy is the most promising channel which would help in achieving the ambitious goal of Nationally Determined contribution which includes reduction in the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level that has been promised to the world by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji. It is indeed a matter of pride for IIPA that we are partnering with ISA to contribute to materialize the dream of a low carbon energy regime for the developing countries.
The world is moving away from overwhelming dependence on fossil fuel. India too also pledged to increase the share of non-fossil fuels-based electricity to 40 per cent by 2030.Against an 88% total share of fossil fuels globally in the primary energy mix in the year 2005, the same fell to 86% in the year 2015. The share of Renewable Energy including nuclear and large hydro has gone up from 12.5% to14% in the period 2005-15. The above trends, principally owing to climate change concerns, are expected to be maintained. The sharp decline in the prices of solar technologies in the recent years by about 52% between 2010 and 2015 (in kWh terms), has led to a change in the relative importance of energy sources.
Sun Shine countries are richly endowed with the above resource, and can harness it in an innovative manner to meet energy requirements at decentralized locations. The IIPA –ISA joining hands would be an enabler to create a vibrant solar related eco-system to meet customer demand, and offer satisfactory services for these technologies to achieve mass adoption.
The SUN MEET is a platform to discuss technologies, brainstorming of ideas, sharing best practices and an opportunity to the ISA Members for their suggestions and interventions to move forward towards the mandate and vision of ISA.
The MoU between IIPA and ISA proposes to facilitate training programmes by IIPA in areas of:
- Technology and R&D Policies
- Country specific regulations
- Renewable Energy Act
- Power generation
- Case studies from member countries
- Agenda and country specific action plans
- Any other area mutually identifies.