Reimagining Growth in India's Climate Decade

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17 September 2020

As the first year of the Climate Decade concludes, we call for attention on India’s role in the global transition in the climate action agenda.

At Climate Week NYC 2020 (September 24, 2020) Indian leaders from government, business and civil society organisations will identify crucial priority areas to address the domestic challenges as well as our contribution to maintaining global warming temperatures to 1.5 °C.

Our esteemed panel of speakers include,

  • Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament of the Rajya Sabha
  • Nadir Godrej, Managing Director, Godrej Industries
  • Sumant Sinha, Chairman, and Managing Director, ReNew Power and Member - India Advisory Group, Climate Group
  • Ashish Chaturvedi, Director – Climate Change, GIZ India and
  • Aromar Revi, the Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements

The discussion will open with remarks by Joan MacNaughton CB Hon FEI, Chair of the Climate Group Board panel, moderated by Divya Sharma, Executive Director, Climate Group, India, and conclude with a statement by Helen Clarkson, CEO, the Climate Group.

Setting pathways in India for the next decade

The 2020s are crucial for India to step up commitment and actions to meet our climate goals. Globally,  there is recognition and spur of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring about systemic change in energy, mobility, and industry and food sectors. In India, we are already moving towards this goal with the government’s endorsement and businesses stepping up their commitment to clean technology.

However, for us to secure our future, amid the pandemic and rampant natural disasters we are facing,  it becomes important for us to have a clear, synchronized, and resource-backed plan for the next 10 years. This brings focus to key priority areas such as:

  • Green growth and recovery and low-carbon development
  • Clean and efficient energy and mobility Food and water security
  • Resilience and adaptation

India at Climate Week NYC 2020

India’s presence at Climate Week NYC 2020 will offer us a chance to showcase our power, flexibility, and speed to deal with the global crisis we are facing today, while we work at ‘Building a Better Future’. It will also help us learn as well as reflect upon what other nations, industry and collectives of people are doing on innovative and effective ways to drive climate action.

The India Hub Live event will help us curate a clear and collective narrative for the country to set stage to the next decade and drive ambition, knowledge, and engagement to drastically bring down greenhouse gas emissions across the country while ensuring green recovery and long term growth.

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