Energy Finance Conference India- 2020

Theme: The Political Economy of Energy Transition

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Meeting ID: 964 1278 3292

Passcode: 333444

3:00-6:00 pm: Re-alignments and Progressions in National & International Policies and Governance Practices; Are Justice and Equity the Real Drivers of the Current Energy Shifts in India?


Session Brief:

  • An overview of the ramifications of the policy decision processes on the energy supply infrastructure in India and the linkages of the governance institutions to equitable and clean energy distribution across its states.
  • If energy is the key binder of communities and nations, how has the energy efficiency gap in India and the corresponding economic and environmental measures policy measures augmented or pulled down the energy economy of the country?
  • Have the policies and practices guiding institutionalization of energy projects in the country kept energy security for the marginalized, and mitigation of environmental repercussions emanating from over-projection of demands as their central objectives?
  • An assessment of how the global policy movements have influenced and shaped the motivations behind India’s current energy policies and governance mechanisms.
  • What constitutes the best available framework for the policy focus to move away from a chiefly federal framework to a more regionally concentrated structure?

Chair: Srinivas Krishnaswamy, CEO, Vasudha Foundation India


Ashwini K Swain, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

  • Federal governance and energy transition in India.

Tejal Kanitkar, Associate Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies

  • How ‘just’ is the most sanctioned Indian just energy transition?

Gireesh Shrimali, Sustainable Finance Initiative, Stanford University

  • The federal and state policies and institutional mechanisms influencing and informing the coal to renewable transition in India and beyond.

Sreedhar Ramamurthi, Environics Trust

  • Energy justice for the neglected and alleviating environmental ramifications of transition with focus on coal-mine rehabilitation.

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