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Financing India's Sustainable Energy Transition: Instruments, markets, and principles

August 17, 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm IST

Via Zoom

(Open to public)

This webinar explores financing challenges and their potential solutions to advance India's green energy transition. The webinar examines the quantum of financial flows required for this energy transition, analyzing the current financing mechanisms and exploring short- and long-term measures that need to be undertaken by policy-makers to mobilize the necessary capital. It discusses the limitations of funding agencies and the need for diverse financial instruments and structures to supplement the existing banking system. Moreover, the webinar addresses the concept of transition finance, the role of domestic institutional capital, and ways to embed just transition principles into the discourse of development finance. It also covers the need for policy support and fiscal management to attract different sources of capital and foster a supportive policy environment to support a just green transition for India's energy sector. 

This webinar is organized by the Centre for Development & Environment Policy (CDEP) at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as part of the Building Roadmaps for Industrial Decarbonisation and Green Economy (BRIDGE) initiative. BRIDGE aspires to bring experts together to discuss India’s changing energy landscape. The BRIDGE Initiative Webinar Series on Coal Transition, comprised of four webinars, focuses on the role of coal in a sustainable energy mix. 



Setting the Context

Dhruba Purkayastha, India Director & USICEF Director, Climate Policy Initiative 

Panel Discussion

Neha Khanna, Senior Manager, Climate Policy Initiative

Shantanu Srivastava, Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk Lead, South Asia, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis 

Suranjali Tandon, Associate Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy 

Vaibhav Pratap Singh, Independent Consultant


Wrap Up

Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Professor, CDEP, IIM Calcutta 

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