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Director, Climate Programme, World Resources Institute India

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Tuesday Tue, 23 May 2023


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Relentless news about the climate crisis can make the solutions seem too slow, too difficult, too costly. But what if some of the solutions are hiding in plain sight? What if they bring economic gains? What if they get implemented faster than experts predict?

In this talk, we will play with data for the Indian economy to see if we can slow the growth of emissions over the next decade and beyond. We will see the impact on jobs, taxes, and imports as well as on air, water, and health. Can you guess the most powerful solutions to bend India’s emissions curve? The answers might surprise you.

Making this a reality will need many other measures to raise capital, train workers, and protect the most vulnerable people. It will also need behaviour change to be scaled up by companies and government agencies.

Presented by:


Ulka Kelkar

Director, Climate Programme, World Resources Institute India

Ulka Kelkar is director of the climate research program at World Resources Institute India. An economist by training, she has worked on climate policy for more than 20 years in collaboration with scientists, engineers, geographers, architects and bankers. She has done field work in seven Indian states and her research has been published in leading journals.

Ulka is a co-chair of the Think20 taskforce on clean energy and green transitions. She was part of the Government of India’s long term low emissions development strategy task group on transport, national committee for carbon neutral village awards, and science technology and innovation policy thematic group on energy, environment and climate change.

She previously worked as a consultant climate assessment specialist for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).