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CEEW @ COP22




CEEW at COP22
The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), one of India's and South Asia's leading think tanks, is pleased to invite you to various events at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP22). Details of events in which we are participating, as well as our research supporting these discussions, can be found below.

Sustainable Transportation Network: Achieving India’s NDC
Session organized by Ministry of Railways, Government of India and CEEW
Wednesday, 9th November, 2016, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM, India Pavilion, Blue Zone
Meeting the mobility needs of a growing middle urban class is amongst the largest challenges facing developing countries. For India to develop, a transport sector strategy based on principles of developing a sustainable and low-carbon system is critical. This sector has significant potential for greenhouse gas emissions’ mitigation, and this panel discussion will highlight various paths to realise this potential in a developing country context. 
CEEW’s Aditya Ramji will be presenting his research on India’s energy strategy for its railway and aviation sectors.


India’s GHG Inventory
Session organized by Vasudha Foundation
Thursday, 10th November, 2016,  11.00 AM-1.00 PM, The Climate Studio, Blue Zone

As a member of GHG Platform India (a civil society organisation initiative for transparent accounting of emissions), CEEW will provide insights into the trajectory of GHG emissions for the period 2007 - 2012. This panel discussion will focus on the problems in developing this inventory; and as we look to estimate emissions at a state level, what challenges must be met in order to enable targeted action from the states.
CEEW’s Aditya Ramji will be presenting research findings on India’s industrial sector emissions. 


Scaling Renewable Energy: Supply Chains, Jobs, Trade, Finance and the International Solar Alliance
Session organised by ICTSD and CEEW
Thursday, 10th November, 2016,  11.00 AM-1.00 PM, Morocco Pavilion, Green Zone Area M, Conference Room TENSIFT

The objective of this session is to enhance the understanding of policymakers, private sector representatives, experts and civil society organisations of how clean energy value chains relate to jobs, growth, development, financing and trade-related policies.
CEEW’s Kanika Chawla will be presenting her research on enhancing investments, jobs and skills in the renewable energy sector, and the case of the International Solar Alliance.


Towards Implementation: EU and India Climate Activities One Year after Paris
Session organised by adelphi and DG CLIMA
Thursday, 10th November, 2016,  6.30 PM-8.00 PM, EU Pavilion, Blue Zone

This event explores examples of joined-up local and national climate action. What are the lessons learnt from these examples, inc. the Fossil-free Sweden initiative? Can European good governance practices be of guidance to other parts of the world and vice versa? How to involve cities in the NDCs?
Speakers: Representatives from local, regional and national governments; European Union; Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA); Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden; Svante Axelsson, national coordinator of the Fossil-free Sweden initiative; and Kanika Chawla, Senior Programme Lead, CEEW.


Climate Change and its Impacts on Health
Session organised by Ministry of Health, Government of India and TIFAC
Saturday, 12th November, 2016, 3.00 PM-5.00 PM, India Pavilion, Blue Zone

Indian cities are among the most polluted globally, yet assessments of short-term mortality rates due to pollution have been limited. Furthermore, studies examining the interaction of temperature and pollution and its impact on mortality are largely absent. This session focusses on addressing this gap.
CEEW’s Aditya Ramji will be presenting research evidence that links health outcomes and air quality, and its implications for air quality standards in India.


Health Care Resiliency
Session organised by Health Care Without Harm (HCWC)
Monday, 14th November, 2016, 11.00 AM onwards, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Mohammed VI. Avenue Ibn Sina, Marrakesh

The need for a resilient public health system has been echoed in the climate change agenda, with a call for recognising public health hazards arising out of climate risks. ‘Sustainable Health Care’ can be achieved by delivering high quality care and improved public health without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. 
CEEW’s Aditya Ramji will be presenting his research, which puts forward a case for strengthening primary health care centres in developing countries while adapting to, and mitigating, climate change. 


High-Level Forum of South-South Cooperation on Climate Change: Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
Session organised by China, Morocco and the UN
Monday, 14th November, 2016, 4.00 PM-5.30 PM, China Pavilion, Blue Zone

South-South Cooperation on climate change has been gaining momentum as an important modality for international cooperation. In this context, China, Morocco, and the United Nations are co-hosting this high-level event to maintain the momentum of the Paris Agreement, and to continue building on broader collaborative partnerships for the global South.
CEEW’s Kanika Chawla will be presenting her work on the International Solar Alliance as a case of multi-stakeholder partnerships to promote clean energy.


Financing Renewable Energy
Session organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
Tuesday, 15th November, 2016,  3.00 PM-5.00 PM, India Pavilion, Blue Zone

One of India’s ambitions to promote green energy is to achieve 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. While India has the market, as well as the industry, to build this massive capacity, there is an urgent need for low-cost, long-term, innovative financing mechanisms to reach this target within the next five years. This roundtable will discuss the Government’s vision for India’s renewable energy sector, and avenues to generate the required investment. 
CEEW‘s Kanika Chawla will be presenting her research on India’s renewable energy financing needs and instruments.


Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and India
Session organised by New Nordic Climate Solutions

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016, 10.30 AM-12.00 PM, New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion, Blue Zone
This session presents Nordic and various other international best practices from reform “champions”, and will include discussions on the impacts and effects of these reforms on other sectors.
CEEW’s senior researcher, Karthik Ganesan, will present learnings from our large body of work on LPG subsidy reform, evaluation of the direct benefit transfer scheme, and analysis of possible options for reforming kerosene subsidies.


Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Industries
Session organised by Ministry of Power, Government of India

Thursday, 16th November, 2016, 4.00 PM-6.00 PM, India Pavilion, Blue Zone
This session aims to illustrate the potential of energy efficiency gains in Indian industries. 
As part of this panel, CEEW’s Karthik Ganesan will present findings on the broad trends in industrial emissions intensity over the years. Specifically, a comparison of emissions intensity reduction in the years prior to the implementation of the PAT scheme and in the years when the scheme was active will be made to indicate the industry wide impact of an energy efficiency scheme on emissions intensity.

We look forward to your participation in these sessions! 
Please note that participants must be in possession of UNFCCC accreditation for events taking place inside the blue zone.
For any additional details,  please contact Shikha Bhasin at shikha.bhasin@ceew.in
For media queries and requests, please contact divya.khanna@ceew.in and +91 9910338282
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CEEW's Arunabha Ghosh Featured in National Geographic Documentary

On 30 October 2016, Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of CEEW, was featured in Into the Light, the first episode from series 2 of the award winning National Geographic documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. The episode, presented by renowned US talk show host and broadcaster David Letterman, and also featuring interviews with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister Goyal, focuses on climate change, renewable energy, solar power, and India's energy transition. The trailer for the series can be viewed here.
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India's GHG Inventory

CEEW has undertaken an independent exercise to explore alternative processes and datasets to estimate GHG emissions in India, making full use of existing data sources within the country. We started with estimates for the industrial sector, as it accounts for roughly 25% of overall national emissions. The approach aims to simplify the assumptions made on fuel-mix, efficiency of processes and overall activity levels across industry sub-sectors on a year-on-year basis.

The inventory profile can be viewed at http://ghgplatform-india.org/
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Energy Storage in India

The dynamics of the battery market in India are changing rapidly, with increasing demand for advanced battery technologies and emerging application areas. CEEW’s latest report, ‘Energy Storage in India - Applications in the Renewable Energy Segment’, studies the emerging landscape of energy storage technologies and their applications in the renewable energy segment.
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Energy Policy Roadmap for the Indian Railways

CEEW’s latest report analyses the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency across non-traction operations in the Indian Railways. The report also envisions an energy policy for Indian Railways, including goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and emissions reduction.
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HFC Emissions in India

On the eve of Kigali negotiations in October this year, CEEW and IIASA released a report titled ‘Scenario Analysis for HFC Emissions in India: Mitigation potential and costs’.  The report reveals that it will cost India 12 billion Euros to transition to HFC alternatives.
 
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Solar Tariff

In October 2016, CEEW analysed the composition of solar tariffs in its policy brief, ‘Anatomy of a Solar Tariff’. Solar bids around the world have been declining rapidly, on the back of declining module costs, efficiency gains, and policy support mechanisms. The brief compared one of India's lowest solar bids of USD 0.07/kWh in May 2016, to a bid of USD 0.03/kWh made in Dubai at the same time. The analysis deconstructs the bids to understand the costs contributed by panels and balance of systems, land, cost of finance, and operations and maintenance. The analysis also includes recommendations to further accelerate the decline in solar tariffs and scale up the solar deployment in the country.

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International Aviation Emissions

Prior to the ICAO agreement in Montreal over international aviation emissions, CEEW published its policy brief titled ‘Can India's Developmental Flight Take Off? What the ICAO Global Market Based Scheme means for India’. CEEW’s analysis from August 2016 proposed that India should place greater emphasis on a stringent global CO2 efficiency standard, which is a non-market based measure and not part of the GMBM scheme at this point. This augurs well for India as its future purchases of A320NEOs and B737Max would easily pass the standard when the global CO2 standard comes into effect.

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Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) Scheme

India recently implemented the world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme (DBTL), which aimed at improving the efficiency of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) subsidy delivery. CEEW conducted a multi-stakeholder performance assessment of the scheme. Notwithstanding a few implementation gaps, DBTL has succeeded in limiting the diversion of subsidised commodity, and has created an enabling ecosystem for subsidy-targeting in future. The study highlights lessons from the scheme’s implementation and detailed insights for international community to enable fossil fuel subsidies reforms.
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