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SPECIAL SERIES | EPISODE 39

Rating India’s Climate Action Plan: Going Beyond the Headlines

16 Jan, 2023
Rating India’s Climate Action Plan: Going Beyond the Headlines
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This year marks the starting line for India’s energy transition plan, in line with its Net Zero ambitions. The country has made a range of ambitious announcements starting from renewable energy addition to assertive stand on global climate platforms. Challenges of balancing energy needs versus climate commitments aside; India’s energy transition would need to also balance economic needs versus social obligations.

We talked with Ulka Kelkar, Director, Climate program, World Resources Institute India to assess the climate action plan of India and what lies ahead. An economist by training, Kelkar has a rich experience in climate change research where her work has ranged from field studies in rural areas to designing state action plans. She is one of India’s most respected voices on low-carbon and climate-resilient economic planning.

Reading suggestions:
https://www.wri.org/research/pathways-decarbonizing-indias-energy-future-scenario-analysis-using-india-energy-policy

https://www.wri.org/research/sustainable-development-impacts-renewable-power-insights-three-indian-states

https://www.wri.org/just-transitions/snapshots

Full transcript of the episode is available here

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Tejas Dayananda Sagar
Tejas Dayananda Sagar
Podcast Producer
Tejas Dayananda Sagar is a seasoned podcast producer with 101Reporters, who brings in wealth of experience in each episode, crafting compelling narratives that engage and educate listeners.

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