Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

29 Apr 2022
  • Seminar :

    Seminar on Understanding Investment, Trade, and Battery Waste Management Linkages for a Globally Competitive EV Manufacturing Sector

    Date: April 29th, 2022, Time: 09:30 – 15:35 Hrs (IST), Venue: Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre


    09:30 – 10:00: Registration / Tea, Coffee

    10:00 – 10:05: Welcome Note:
    Dr. Deepak Mishra, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

    10:05 – 10:15: Introduction Note:
    Mr. Siddarthan Balasubramanian, Principal Strategist, ClimateWorks Foundation

    10:15 – 10:35: Keynote session and unveiling of the summary for policymakers:
    Shri Sudhendu J. Sinha, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility), NITI Aayog

    10:35 – 12:00: Session 1: High-Level panel discussion
    Session moderated by: Mr. Ruchir Shukla, Director, Electric Mobility Initiative (EMI), Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)

    Panel Discussion:
    Mr. Dev Ashish Aneja, Invest India, Assistant Vice President and Sector Lead Automobiles, Electric Vehicles and Batteries
    Mr. Nitin Seth, CEO, New Mobility, Reliance Industries
    Shri Randheer Singh, Director, Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog
    Ms. Chaitanya Kanuri, Senior Program Manager – Electric Mobility, WRI

    Followed by Q/A session

    12:00 – 12:15: Tea/Coffee Break

    12:15 – 13:30: Session 2: Trade and investment session

    12:15 – 12:30: Presentation (Investment): Dr. Tom Moerenhout and Mr. Siddharth Goel

    12:30 – 12:45: Presentation (Trade): Dr. Anirudh Shingal and Dr. Prachi Agarwal

    Session moderated by: Professor Saon Ray, Visiting Professor, ICRIER

    12:45 – 13:30: Panel Discussion:
    Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Omega Seiki Mobility
    Mr. Vikram Handa, Managing Director, Epsilon Advanced Materials Private Limited
    Dr. Ajith Chandran, Managing Director, Development Interlinks International Pvt. Ltd.
    Ms. Komal Kareer, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    13:30 – 14:30: Lunch

    14:30 – 15:25: Session 3: Towards sustainable EV battery supply chains

    14:30 – 14:40: Session chair remarks: Introduction of the theme: Mr A.L.N Rao, CEO, Exigo Recycling

    14:40 – 14:55: Presentation (ICRIER):
    Study overview and results –
    Dr. Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

    Session moderated by:
    Dr. Amrita Goldar

    14:55 – 15:25: Panel Discussion:
    Ms. Shobha Raghavan, Chief Operating Officer, Saahas Zero Waste
    Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President and MD, CES & IESA
    Ms. Moushumi Mohanty, Head of Electric Mobility Programme, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

    15:25 – 15:30: Final Remarks: Dr. Tom Moerenhout, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

    15:30 – 15:35: Vote of thanks: Dr. Amrita Goldar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

  • Place : New Delhi
  • Venue : Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre


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