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Role of States in Accelerating India's Net Zero Transition

April 29, 2022 • 9:00 – 10:15 am EDT

India will require the cooperation and leadership of its states to keep its formidable energy transition on track. As coal continues to dominate the country's electricity generation, Indian states face a range of near-term pressing challenges that impede the implementation of a collective and progressively ambitious climate action at the national level. India’s development challenges will drive innovation and offer ample opportunities for the U.S. counterparts to collaborate on shared priorities, disseminate best practices, and coordinate action for a collective net-zero mission. Can Indian states learn about successful policies from their global peers, pursuing similar challenges in different environments, and adapt the lessons to local context?

Please join the CSIS Wadhwani Chair and the Network for Global Innovation for a joint U.S-India round table discussion about how best the subnational entities can support each other in navigating the challenges of a fast-evolving energy transition. This event will feature opening remarks from Richard Rossow, Senior Advisor and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, and Fred Walti, president and CEO of NGIN. Remarks will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Dr. Praveer Sinha, and Martin Adams, and the conversation will be moderated by Neelima Jain. 

This event is made possible through the generous contribution of the SED Fund.

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Neelima Jain
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Dr. Praveer Sinha

CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power

Martin Adams

General Manager and Chief Engineer, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Fred Walti

President and CEO, Network for Global Innovation (NGIN)