Date: Jun 21, 2023
Realigning Green Transitions: An Indian Perspective on COP28 and the Global Stocktake

The G7, G20 and UNFCCC COP28 presidencies are held by Asian countries this year - Japan, India and UAE respectively - providing a spotlight on discussions around climate change, energy transition and finance.

COP28, which is scheduled to be held in November-December 2023, will be marked by the first Global Stocktake (GST) under the Paris Agreement. With the objective of identifying gaps in climate action and commitments, the GST is likely to be a consequential moment with the potential for course correction.

India has already taken a leadership role to advance the agenda on the reform of the financial institutions. It also has ambitions to become an important cog in the global energy transition and is keen to piece together inter-governmental consensus to accelerate the shift to low-carbon energy.

Climate Trends and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) invite you to a discussion on these issues.

9:30 - 10:00 am Registration
10:00 - 10:20 am Introduction and Context Setting Aarti Khosla, Director, Climate Trends Promit Mookherjee, Associate Research Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
10:20 - 10:40 am Keynote Address Jayant Sinha (via zoom) Member of Parliament
10:40 - 11:40 am

Panel Discusion: 

Unlocking Potential of the Global Stocktake: A Game-Changer for Aligning Energy Transitions with Paris Targets Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (via zoom) Winfried Damm, Indo German Energy Programme, Head of Energy India, GIZ Ulka Kelkar, Director – Climate Change programme, World Resources Institute, India (via zoom)


Aarti Khosla, Director, Climate Trends
11:40 - 12:00 pm Tea Break
12:00 - 12:45 pm

Panel Discusiion:

Bridging the Gap: Bringing greater accountability for accelerated climate finance Dhruba Purkayastha, India Director, Climate Policy Initiative Neha Kumar, India Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (via zoom) Mannat Jaspal, Associate Fellow ORF Saon Ray, Visiting Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations


Shreeshan Venkatesh, Editor, CarbonCopy
12:45 - 1:30 pm

Panel Discusion:

Energy Transition: Sectoral Challenges for the Transition to Net Zero Girish Sethi, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute Srestha Banerjee, Director, Just Transition, iForest Amit Bhatt, India Managing Director, International Council on Clean Transportation Atul Mudaliar, Head of Business Actions, The Climate Group, India


Shivani Shah, Director, Business and Investors, Climate Catalyst
1:30 - 1:45 pm Wrap-up and Vote of Thanks

Venue Address

Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi