Navigating India's Coal Transition: A macro view
Amidst a global climate-led transition away from coal, it is critical to understand the role coal plays in India’s energy mix. Any discussion on shifting the energy mix away from coal should assess the macro implications of such a transformation.
This webinar offers insights and solutions to assist India in navigating the energy challenges that lie ahead. It examines the role of coal within India's power sector and identifies the changes required to enable a just transition toward clean energy. The webinar features a discussion on the most cost-effective approach to meet India's growing energy demand, with a comparative evaluation of coal and renewable energy in fulfilling the country's electricity needs. It also explores the prospects of coal in India and the implications for its commitments to phase down coal and reach net-zero by 2070.
The event is the first in a webinar series organized by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta's Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as part of CDEP's Building Roadmaps for Industrial Decarbonisation and Green Economy (BRIDGE) initiative. BRIDGE aspires to bring together experts to discuss India’s changing energy landscape. The BRIDGE Initiative Webinar Series on Coal Transition comprises four webinars on aspects related to coal and India’s energy transition. The webinar series is a curtain raiser to a forthcoming (2023) CDEP volume: The Role of Coal in a Sustainable Energy Mix for India: A Wide-Angle View (Routledge).
Deepak Sharma, Policy Analyst, IISD
Setting the Context
Runa Sarkar, Professor, IIM Calcutta
Sunil Dahiya, South Asia Analyst, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air
Tirthankar Mandal, Head, Energy Policy, World Resources Institute India
Sambit Basu, Director (Programs) and Chief Energy Economist, Power Foundation of India
Vigya Sharma, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland
Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Professor, Economics, IIM Calcutta
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2023 Investment Policy Forum
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