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State of Climate Extreme Events in India: Are We Prepared?

10 Dec 2020   |   1430–1600 hrs IST

India is already experiencing a preview of the large-scale disasters and socio-economic upheaval that could be created by climate extreme events without adequate mitigation strategies. India’s future growth is now intricately linked to climate risks. Investments in hard infrastructure, such as housing, transport, power, and industries especially along the coasts will be at risk, while vulnerable communities with low adaptive capacity will be most severely hit. Additionally, with weather-related insurance losses mounting, there are warning signs of climate change triggering the next financial crisis.

During the session, we will discuss how mainstreaming climate risk assessment can help relevant stakeholders make climate-proof decisions and investments.

Key Speakers

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    Sandeep Poundrik

    Director-General

    Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

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    Animesh Kumar

    Officer-in-Charge and Deputy Chief

    Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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    Dipak Gyawali

    Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology and

    Former Water Resources Minister, Nepal

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    Shloka Nath

    Executive Director

    India Climate Collaborative

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    Jayashree Nandi*

    Environment Journalist

    Hindustan Timmes

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    Arunabha Ghosh

    CEO

    CEEW

*To be confirmed

Webinar
Costs and Opportunities of India's Transition to Electric Vehicles

08 Dec 2020   |   1730-1900 hrs IST

India's automobile sector contributes about 7 to 8 per cent of the country's gross domestic product. The sector which contributes roughly half of the country's manufacturing GDP is at the verge of a transition with a higher share of electric vehicle sales expected in the coming decade. However, the costs of setting up supply chains and manufacturing capacities for these vehicles is likely to be a significant roadblock.

The webinar will highlight key findings from the study—the investments required, the barriers and critical interventions needed to finance the electric vehicle transition in India. We will delve deeper into the barriers and solutions to this transition, especially given the long gestation nature of such projects and the COVID-19 related slowdown. These insights would be valuable to policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders interested in India's largest manufacturing sector.

Key Speakers

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    Janmejaya Kumar Sinha

    Chairman

    Boston Consulting Group India and Trustee, CEEW

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    Vivek Sonny Abraham

    Vice President and Co-Head

    Global Investor Outreach Invest India

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    Kelly Sims Gallagher

    Academic Dean and Professor of

    Energy and Environmental Policy The Fletcher School

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    Akshima Ghate

    Principal

    RMI India

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    Mahesh Babu

    Managing Director and CEO

    Mahindra Electric

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    Kanika Chawla

    Director

    CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF)

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    Vaibhav Pratap Singh

    Senior Analyst

    CEEW-CEF

Webinar
Reallocation of Water for India's Growth

02 Dec 2020   |   1500-1630 hrs IST

India’s economy, and the country’s agriculture sector, in particular, is highly water-intensive and substantial water resources are locked up in less productive growth. This is highly relevant in areas where water availability is constrained, while at the same time, implementation of development programmes such as Har Ghar Jal and Make in India would require good quality, reliable water supply. The study finds significant potential for water savings in agriculture and subsequent reallocation to other sectors. This inter-sectoral transfer of water must be accompanied by appropriate incentives for water users across sectors as well as institutional and regulatory restructuring.

During the session, we will delve into policies and interventions that could correctly and fairly incentivise farmers to adopt practices for better input management and water-use efficiency. We will also unpack how various institutional and regulatory reforms could positively work towards farmers' interest while at the same time evoke the need to maintain and develop water use efficiency.

Key Speakers

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    P. S. Rao

    Director (Technical)

    Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management

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    Martin Burton

    Team Leader

    Irrigation Modernisation Specialist Asian Development Bank

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    Pratibha Singh*

    Country Manager

    Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research

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    Anubha Goel

    Associate Professor

    Department of Civil Engineering IIT Kanpur

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    Mohan Sharma

    Executive Director

    Development Support Centre

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    Vaibhav Chaturvedi

    Fellow

    CEEW

*To be confirmed

Webinar
Advancing EV Charging in India with Interoperability

25 Nov 2020   |   1500-1630 hrs IST

India’s electric vehicle charging ecosystem is extremely fragmented. The need for multiple apps and access cards makes it inconvenient for EV users to charge at public charging stations. Charging providers are hesitant to invest in public charging as utilisation remains low. Interoperability to that effect is both a means and an end in India's ambitious mobility transition. It helps aggregate stations for EV users and demand for charging providers. Aggregating both demand and supply induces network effects, benefiting the entire EV ecosystem.

This webinar will discuss how interoperability could be used to advance India’s EV charging ecosystem. We will share insights from the CEEW-eDRV joint project on interoperability and invite inputs from EV leaders on some of the key questions surrounding interoperability.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Specialist

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Anil Srivastava

    EV Policy Expert

     

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    Shalini Sarin

    Director

    Elektromobilitat

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    Roland Ferwerda

    Board Member

    EVRoaming Foundation

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    N. Mohan

    Deputy General Manager

    (Head - EV Charging) Energy Efficiency Services Limited

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    Kanika Chawla

    Director

    CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

Webinar
Scaling local value-addition and jobs from EV manufacturing in India

09 Nov 2020   |   1430-1600 hrs IST

The session will mark the launch of our latest study 'Can Electric Mobility Support India's Sustainable Economic Recovery Post COVID-19?' A rapid and sustained transition to electric mobility in India hinges on domestic manufacturing with a high degree of localisation. This will allow for better control over the quality of EV components and lower costs which will accelerate EV adoption in India. There are several building blocks to realising a globally competitive EV industry in India and this will require several stakeholders to act in concert.

During the session, we will unpack strategies to scale investments into EV component manufacturing and the role of stable and long-term policies. We will also delve into possible pre-emptive measures to assuage the impact on ICE manufacturing jobs and a potential fuel tax revenue hit for central and state governments.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Rajiv Kumar*

    Vice Chairman

    NITI Aayog

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    Jasmine Shah

    Vice Chairperson, Dialogue & Development Commission

    Govt of NCT of Delhi

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    Rashmi Urdhwareshe

    Former Director

    Automotive Research Association of India

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    Arindam Lahiri

    CEO

    Automative Skills Development Council

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    Sulajja Firodia Motwani

    Founder and CEO

    Kinetic Green

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    Prashant Parida

    Group Head - Marketing , Strategy & New Initiatives

    Okaya Power Group

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    Ruchir Shukla*

    Director - Electric Mobility

    Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

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    Himani Jain

    Senior Programme Lead

    CEEW

*To be confirmed

Webinar
Evolving landscape of Indian renewable energy investments

06 Nov 2020   |   1430-1545 hrs IST (1000-1115 hrs CET)

The webinar will feature the launch of the Clean Energy Investment Trends 2020 report. The report examines the appeal of utility-scale solar and wind energy investment in India by analysing project-level equity returns over 2019 and the first half of 2020, and updates analyses on debt financing and market trends of previous editions. The report further examines major stumbling blocks to attracting capital, stemming from issues related to policy uncertainty, the financial health of state distribution companies, demand risk, and land-related constraints.

Building on insights from the report, the panel will deliberate upon the opportunities for and challenges to scaling up renewable energy investment in India. The discussion will also examine urgent policy and regulatory changes required to elevate investment flows to a level needed to reach domestic renewable targets.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Manoj Mathur*

    Director (Solar)

    Solar Energy Corporation of India

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    Parag Sharma

    Founder & CEO

    O2 Power

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    Sandy Khera

    Country Manager & CEO

    Enel Green Power India

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    Shreya Jai

    Special Correspondent

    Business Standard

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    Abhishek Goel

    Principal

    Global Infrastructure Partners India

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    Lucila Arboleya

    Energy Economics and Financial Analyst

    IEA

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    Arjun Dutt

    Associate

    CEEW-CEF

*To be confirmed

Webinar
Unlocking the economic potential of rooftop solar in India

12 Oct 2020   |   1600–1830 hrs IST

This workshop will focus on innovative regulatory and policy options to scale up rooftop PV in India with the participation of state representatives (nodal agencies, DISCOMs, regulators), industry and international policy makers. A group of experts from Australia, Brazil, Germany and the United States will provide insights on policy, regulation and market innovation relevant for India’s rooftop PV market.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Webinar
Consumer aspirations, efficient appliances and a sustained recovery

07 Oct 2020   |   1430–1630 hrs IST

This session will feature the launch of CEEW's recent reports 'State of Electricity Access in India' and 'Awareness and Adoption of Energy Efficiency in Indian homes', based on the first-ever national-level India Residential Energy Survey (IRES) 2020. IRES covers 15,000 households from 152 districts in the 21 most populous states (accounting for 97 per cent of India’s population).

The speakers will dwell on the strategies to sustain the momentum on energy access and efficiency, while tapping into consumer aspirations unlocked by recent electrification drives. This, in turn, could support a sustainable recovery in the power sector and beyond.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Baijayant 'Jay' Panda

    National Vice President, BJP and a

    four-time Member of Parliament

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    Sanjay Malhotra

    Additional Secretary (Distribution, OM, IT and R&R)

    Ministry of Power

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    Nyrika Holkar

    Executive Director

    Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited

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    Saurabh Kumar

    Executive Vice Chairperson

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited Group

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    Sangeeta Mathew

    Programme Lead

    Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

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    Rama Bijapurkar

    Chairperson

    People Research on India's Consumer Economy

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    Karthik Ganesan

    Research Fellow

    CEEW

Webinar
Nudging Behaviour Change: Perceptions and Priorities of India’s Air Conditioner Consumer

29 Sep 2020   |   1500-1630 hrs IST

The Government’s India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) recommends undertaking a massive consumer awareness programme to inform and change AC user behaviour, as part of its larger aim to provide access to sustainable cooling to the masses while minimising its environmental effects. To enable this ambition, CEEW is pleased to present research findings from our survey and a randomised control trial experiment with Indian consumers to understand their AC servicing behaviour, examine alternative interventions, and glean insights for India’s energy and climate policies.

The session will bring together sectoral experts to discuss a way forward in designing and undertaking a consumer awareness programme for India’s AC use and maintenance.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Geeta Menon*

    Joint Secretary

    Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India

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    Abhay Bakre

    Director General

    Bureau of Energy Efficiency

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    Jitendra Bhambure

    Executive Vice-President

    R&D and Technology Blue Star Ltd

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    Archana Walia

    Senior Consultant

     

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    Sanjeev Kumar

    Independent Consultant on

    Behaviour Change Communication

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    Shikha Bhasin

    Programme Lead

    CEEW

*To be confirmed

Webinar
Launch of CEF Market Handbook

10 Sep 2020   |   1630 - 1730 hrs IST

In this Parishad webinar, we will present findings from the Handbook on India’s clean energy market trends during Q1 2020-21. It will be followed by a discussion with Akshat Rathi, Reporter at Bloomberg News, on the role of market intelligence in energy transition and a market outlook for India.

The CEF Market Handbook aims to help investors, executives and policymakers with evidence-based decision making by identifying and analysing trends critical to India’s energy transition.

For Event Queries

Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

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    Akshat Rathi

    Reporter

    Bloomberg News

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    Nikhil Sharma

    Associate

    CEEW-CEF

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    Kanika Chawla

    Director

    CEEW-CEF (Moderator)

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