Climate Policy Initiative’s Asia Director Mahua Acharya will moderate the panel discussion for this webinar on Greening India’s Economic Recovery on Monday, July 6th.
Policy Initiative.Although the economic stimulus in India has economic revival as the main goal, could it facilitate a shift towards a greener pathway of growth? Or are the measures so specific that such an ambition would not be possible? Are there elements that can be picked up and redirected towards greener, cleaner activities For example, can the Government make affordable housing projects align with green building standards to reduce future energy needs? Can some of the infrastructure projects in the economic packages be developed in a climate resilient way? Can the ‘green’ sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, green transport or green construction become the drivers for employment opportunities? What, if any, are the possibilities?
A discussion around these key questions is being organised jointly by Partnership for Action on Green Economy, Development Alternatives Group and Climate Policy Initiative on July 06, 2020 from 16.00 hours to 18.00 hours, IST.
The webinar will be addressed by Dr. Ashok Khosla, the eminent environmentalist and founder of Development Alternatives; Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI and Mr. C.K. Mishra, Secretary (Retd.), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and will have a context setting by the UN agencies followed by a panel discussion. Panellists include: Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, one of India’s most respected bankers and an authority on finance and sustainability; Dr. Rajasree Ray, Economic Advisor, Department of Economic Affairs, Govt of India; Mr. Manish Chourasia, Managing Director, TATA Cleantech Capital, a non-banking finance company pioneering in sustainable finance; Mr. G. Suri Babu, General Manager, Farm Sector Policy Department in the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development; Dr. Rita Pandey, Senior Fellow, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy; Ms. Sunita Sanghi, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Ms. Malini Chakravarty, Additional Coordinator (Research), Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability.