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Net-Zero Energy Campuses in India: Blending Education and Governance for Sustainable and Just Transition

Kalluri, B and Vishnupriya, V and Arjunan, P and Dhariwal, J (2024) Net-Zero Energy Campuses in India: Blending Education and Governance for Sustainable and Just Transition. In: Sustainability (Switzerland), 16 (1).

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This study addresses the urgent need for comprehensive climate education amid a climate emergency. Human (energy) behaviors are developed from childhood and early adulthood. This study hypothesizes that transcending a nation�s net-zero energy ambition can be accomplished through experiential education. An Urban Governance Lab plus nEt-Zero Energy league model is introduced. Various behavioral interventions are designed based on the principles of serious games. Discussions provide rich narratives on how a nation with so many diverse communities can forge a rapid net-zero transition. The blended multi-disciplinary STEM education can drive energy citizenship in campus-like communities. A scenarios-based analysis demonstrating the potential of the proposed model in shaping energy behavior in young citizens leading to net zero is presented. The results from the scenario analysis present optimistic evidence underlining how campus-like communities driven by bottom-up initiatives can realize net-zero ambition beyond hope. © 2023 by the authors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Sustainability (Switzerland)
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Author.
Keywords: citizenship; education; human behavior; scenario analysis; sustainability, India
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2024 06:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 06:36
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83987

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