While the recently concluded CoP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh achieved some success in establishing a fund for loss and damage, little progress was made regarding climate mitigation. Even after nearly three decades of international negotiations involving key decision-makers of the world's most powerful nations, there has been only limited success in actual impact. The global temperature continues to rise, negotiations regarding a just transition are still ongoing, and financial commitments made have not been met.

Secondly, there is a growing sense that local climate actions and low-carbon growth strategies would bring both competitive advantage and economic growth to countries. US, EU, China, and India have made aggressive domestic policy announcements towards cleaner and sustainable energy transitions. Some of these announcements have started showing great results at local and national levels.

The objective of the session is to bring together eminent climate and environment experts and academicians, to share their perspectives on UNFCCC-CoP, and to compare it with the achievements from domestic climate actions at state or national levels in India. The idea is to identify key takeaways for the researchers and practitioners who could thereby co-design workable programs catalysing climate actions on ground.

L-13, Lecture Hall Complex

IIT Kanpur

March 02, 2023 (Thursday)

05:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Organised by

Chandrakanta Kesavan Center
for Energy Policy & Climate Solutions
IIT Kanpur

Eminent Panelists

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