CSE top environment policy think tank in India; 16th in the world: Global Index

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CSE is ranked above organisations such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the list of top environment policy think tanks

New Delhi: The New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been ranked the top environmental policy think tank in India and 16th in the world by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The CSE has climbed up two positions from the last year. The TTCSP conducts a research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world.

The CSE has also made it to the first comprehensive list of leading Food and Water Security Think Tanks in the world. In the ‘Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks’ category, the CSE has been ranked the second in India and 38th in the world. It has also been ranked the 6th best independent think tank in India.

In the Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks category, the CSE ranked 2nd in India and 38th in the world.

According to the TTCSP, think tanks are “public-policy research analysis and engagement organizations that generate policy-oriented research, analysis, and advice on domestic and international issues”.

CSE’s rankings under various categories:
Category India Ranking Global Ranking
Top Environment Policy Think Tanks 1st 16th
Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks 2nd 38th
Top Science and Technology Think Tanks 5th 57th
Best Independent Think Tanks 6th 123rd

Source: Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

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