The Council on Energy, Environment and Water along with the Embassy of France is today hosting the 3rd dialogue of “The Road to Paris: COP21 Dialogues” series. The dialogue focuses on the possibility of technological partnerships acting as a catalyst for climate negotiations and the role India could play in promoting and participating in such partnerships, two of which could be in energy access, and energy storage.
The speakers for this dialogue will be
- Mr Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Foundation;
- Dr Satish Kumar, Advisor, Schneider Electric India;
- Dr Ahmed Kamal, Director, Second Generation Biofuels, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.
- Dr Neeraj Sharma, Head, Technology Development and Transfer Unit, Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The session will be inaugurated by Mr Jean-Marc Séré-Charlet, Minister Counsellor of the French Embassy in India, and moderated by Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, CEEW.
The discussion will focus on technology partnerships, whether between private companies, public entities and countries, at the bilateral and multilateral levels, highlighting issues of common interest in view of the Paris 2015 Climate Conference.
The discussion is aimed as a brainstorming session on means of creating such partnerships, as to ultimately catalyse on-ground actions in both developed and developing countries.