The Green Indian States Trust (GIST) is committed to promoting the goals of sustainable development and encouraging policy and opinion makers to ensure equitable development for all. As a research organization, GIST seeks to address knowledge gaps in our understanding of the ‘Green Economy’ through qualitative and quantitative research, as well as to further dialogue with stakeholders at all levels of the society.
Green National Accounting
GIST encourages governments to measure inclusive wealth, i.e. the social value of all its capital assets, including natural capital, human capital and produced capital. Under GAISP, India's national and State accounts were recreated after having incorporated unaccounted ecosystem services and educational capital.
Green Economy Advisory
GIST works with government agencies to help them develop 'green economy' strategies. Our expertise ensures that policy makers have the knowledge, tools and techniques that enable them to establish competitive sustainability oriented growth paths at the national, district and local levels.
GIST undertakes cutting-edge research to formulate new and innovative solutions in order to tackle developmental challenges faced by society. Our goal is to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the designed policy solutions to deliver low- cost, long-term and sustainable growth for all.
Training and Education
GIST helps to train students and young professionals who are passionate about sustainable development. Interns are encouraged to undertake challenging and complex research project. Our past interns have contributed to major research projects and helped publish articles in leading newspapers.
GIST holds workshops, conferences and events which aim at educating various sections of the society on issues related to climate change. GIST team takes part in and fosters dialogue with and among a wide range of stakeholders to discuss possible and profitable ways towards achieving inclusive sustainable development.
GIST is committed to addressing knowledge gaps in our understanding of the Inclusive Green Economy through qualitative and quantitative research. We disseminate our ideas and analysis through the publication of research papers, reports, news articles and GIST's blog.