Online Event: Role of Subnational Diplomacy in India’s Climate Change Goals
India has committed to a long-term goal of rapid, sustainable, and low-carbon development. While national targets are important, the road to these goals travels through India's states, which hold principal authority over the electric power sector and other policy areas related to climate change mitigation. While remarkable macro-level advances have been made in the adoption of renewable energy, progress is patchy. Some states are overperforming, while many states underperform against nationally determined targets.
What hinders the states' progress—limited technical capacity, political constraints, or inadequate legislative framework? Can India's states benefit from engaging with an expected “climate-first” foreign policy from the Biden administration? What are the technical challenges India's power sector faces in meeting these crucial climate change goals? The CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies is pleased to host key stakeholders to unpack these questions and more.
This event is made possible through the generous contribution of the SED Fund.