India is world’s 3rd largest consumer of electricity and world’s 3rd largest renewable energy producer. India committed to achieving a net-zero emission by 2070 through five-pronged commitment, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it as “Panchamrit”, while addressing World Leaders Summit of COP26. The following ambitious and what at this point appear to be unconditional pledges on India’s decarbonization includes:
- Increase non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW (gigawatts) by 2030.
- Meet 50 percent of energy requirements from renewable energy (RE) by 2030.
- Reduce the total projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes (BT) by 2030.
- Reduce the carbon intensity of the economy by less than 45 percent.
- Achieve net zero carbon by 2070.
This is real climate action; and pose the very next question of How, especially when the country still needs to grow, generate jobs and has the challenge of reaching affordable energy to millions. The near-term goals of 2030 are of concern and requires immediate unpacking and a clear roadmap for the relevant stakeholders to start taking actions.
To deliberate upon this, JSW & The Times of India has come together to organize a virtual panel discussion on this important subject and this will be a part of the 10th edition of Earth Care Awards – an award recognizing excellence in the area of climate change.
Topics of Discussion
- Participatory approach between private firms, public sector undertakings, and the government
- Challenges in the development and implementation of renewable energy solutions
- Investment and promising technological advancements in the renewable energy industry
- Start-ups, supporting the distribution and logistics of renewable energy and development of alternative energy products
- Discussion on successful case studies and their journeys
Dr Ajay Mathur
International Solar Alliance
Adviser – Energy
Founder and CEO
Amplus Energy Solutions
Joint Managing Director & CEO
Founder & Executive Director
Fourth Partner Energy
Jose Thomas P
CIAL Infrastructure Limited
President & CEO
International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology (iFOREST)
Flow of the Event
Who should attend?
- Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
- Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
- Social Enterprises
- Multilateral Agencies
- Academic Institutions