Navigating the Nexus of Public Policy, Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development: IMPRI Centre’s Endeavors

Arjun Kumar


As the world grapples with pressing environmental challenges and the urgency of addressing climate change becomes undeniable, the role of public policy in shaping sustainable development has never been more critical. Public policies drive actions that balance economic growth with environmental preservation, paving the way for a resilient and harmonious future. The IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development advocates evidence-based policy discussions, research, and initiatives in this pivotal domain.

Relevance of Public Policy in Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development

The interconnection between public policy, environment, climate change, and sustainable development is unmistakable. Effective policies are essential to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change, promote renewable energy, conserve natural resources, and ensure equitable access to development opportunities. Policies prioritising environmental sustainability lay the foundation for a future where humanity coexists with nature in a balanced ecosystem.

Contribution of IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development

The IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development is a beacon of research, analysis, and advocacy for policies that drive sustainable development while safeguarding the environment. IMPRI brings together stakeholders from diverse sectors to deliberate on environmental challenges through research papers, policy dialogues, and collaborative projects. The centre significantly shapes policies that uphold ecological integrity by conducting rigorous research and offering evidence-based insights.

Scope of Research and Analysis

The IMPRI Centre’s research scope within the realm of environment, climate change, and sustainable development is vast and all-encompassing. It spans topics such as renewable energy adoption, climate adaptation strategies, biodiversity conservation, and circular economy models. The centre offers a holistic understanding of the intricate relationships between human actions and environmental outcomes by delving into these subjects. Through interdisciplinary research, IMPRI enriches policy discussions with comprehensive insights.

Career Prospects in the Field

Professionals passionate about environmental sustainability and sustainable development have promising career prospects. Opportunities abound within government agencies, international organisations, environmental NGOs, research institutions, academia, and consulting firms. Career paths encompass policy analysis, environmental advocacy, sustainable business management, climate finance, research, and technology innovation. The IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development provides a platform for skill development, networking, and contributing to transformative policy changes.

IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development’s Role

The IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development is a catalyst for driving policies that balance development imperatives and environmental preservation. Its collaborations with stakeholders ensure that research translates into actionable policy measures. By bridging the gap between research and policy implementation, IMPRI promotes sustainable practices, advocates for climate action, and fosters a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature.


The environmental challenges faced by the world are intricate and urgent, demanding effective policy solutions. Public policy is the cornerstone for achieving sustainable development while safeguarding the environment for future generations. The IMPRI Centre for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development exemplifies how research, collaboration, and advocacy can lead to policies that ensure a resilient and prosperous future. As the centre continues to delve into the complexities of environmental sustainability, it reaffirms its commitment to building a world where humanity flourishes within the boundaries of nature.

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    IMPRI, a startup research think tank, is a platform for pro-active, independent, non-partisan and policy-based research. It contributes to debates and deliberations for action-based solutions to a host of strategic issues. IMPRI is committed to democracy, mobilization and community building.

  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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