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Dialogue on Net Zero Pathways for India – Cities and Climate Action

Shakti Foundation

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Friday, Jul 23, 2021
from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM (UTC)

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Hosts

Shakti Foundation

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Climate & Environment

Sustainable Development

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Cities are major consumers of energy, but also face challenges from fossil fuel emissions, poor air quality and the impacts of climate change. Importantly, cities provide the necessary economies of scale required to adopt the latest low-carbon solutions on sustainable transport, energy-efficient buildings, waste management, etc. and to benefit from their adoption. Through this session, we hope to highlight this potential, identify challenges and opportunities faced by cities in this endeavour, and discuss how stakeholders in India, especially policy makers, civil society, industry bodies and academia, can begin to engage this potential more effectively.

FIRESIDE CHAT
Aaditya Thackeray
Minister for Tourism, Environment and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra
Jamshyd Godrej
Board Chair, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

HOST
Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

MODERATOR
Vivek Chandran, Associate Director (Transport), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

PANEL
Manisha Mahaiskar Patankar, IAS
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Maharashtra

Puja Tewary
India Coordinator, Climate and Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Ashish Rao Ghorpade
Deputy Director, ICLEI South Asia

Dr. Rajeev Gowda
Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha; and former Professor at IIM (Bangalore)

Hosts

Shakti Foundation