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Keynote Address by Shri Prakash Javadekar at CEEW's Climate Conference on 3rd February
30 Jan 2015

CEEW is hosting a conference on "Negotiating the Climate Cliff: India's Climate Policy and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)" to be held at the Hotel Le Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi, India on 3rd February 2015.

The four sessions of the conference focus on:

  • INDCs: Renewable Energy and the Pathway to Paris
  • Powering Ahead: Nuclear or Unclear?
  • Energy Efficiency: Industry, transportation and the role of demand-side interventions
  • Externalities: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and Carbon Capture & Storage

Following speakers/panelists have confirmed their participation:

Keynote Address

  • Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India

Session 1: INDCs: Renewable Energy and the Pathway to Paris

  • Ambassador Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI & Member, Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change
  • Mr Susheel Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  • Prof P R Shukla, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Dipak Dasgupta, Former Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India and Alternate Board Member (India), Green Climate Fund
  •  Nitin Sethi, Associate Editor, Business Standard

Session 2: Powering Ahead: Nuclear or Unclear?

  • Dr Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission
  • Mr Patrick Ledermann, Managing Director, ALSTOM India
  • Ms Natalia Kudryashova, First Secretary, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India
  • Dr R Ramachandran, Consultant, Frontline

Session 3: Energy efficiency: Industry, Transportation and the Role of Demand-Side Interventions

  • Mr Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, CEEW
  • Mr K Swaminathan, Adviser (Environment), Ministry of Railways
  • Prof Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi
  • Mr Rakesh Bhargava, Vice-President, Shree Cement Ltd.d
  • Dr Rajesh Nair, Global Practice Head, ITC Infotech India Ltd
  • Mr Madhav Pai, Director, EMBARQ- India

Session 4: Externalities: Hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

  • Mr Susheel Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  • Mr Jamshyd N. Godrej, CMD, Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, & Co-Chairperson, CEEW
  • Dr Sukumar Devotta, Former Director, NEERI
  • Dr R.R. Sonde, Executive Vice President, Thermax India
  • Dr Malti Goel, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, JNU
  • Dr Shashi Ahuja, Head (IS-STAC) & Scientist "G", Department of Science and Technology
  • Dr Pradeep Dadhich, Deputy Director, IRADe
  • Mr Bhaskar Deol, India Representative, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Mr Bhushan Dhonde, Business Manager - Refrigerants (South Asia), E.I. DuPont India Pvt. Ltd. 
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