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Greening India’s Growth

Date: June 12, 2014
Place: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

A Joint ICRIER, Global Green Growth Institute and World Bank Conference on Balancing Growth and Environmental Sustainability



9:30 – 10:00 am Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:30 am Inaugural Session

Welcome Address: Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

Inaugural Address: Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Department, World Bank
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10:30 – 11:30 am Keynote Address: Shri Jairam Ramesh
11:30 – 12:00 am

Coffee Break

12:00 – 1:30 am Session 1: Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability. Are there tradeoffs? Dealing with Air Pollution Issues

Moderator: Dr. Prashant Gargava, Senior Environmental Engineer & Incharge IT Division, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi


Dr. Anant Sudarshan, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Ms. Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
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Mr. Sumit Sharma, Fellow & Area Convener, Centre for Environment Studies, The Energy and Resource Institute, New Delhi
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1:30 – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 pm Session 2: Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy

Moderator: Prof. Anwarul Hoda, Chair Professor of Trade Policy and WTO Research Programme, ICRIER, New Delhi


Dr. Atul Kumar, Fellow & Area Convenor, Modeling and Scenario Building, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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Dr. Purnamita Dasgupta, Ford Foundation Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics & Acting Head, Environment Economics Unit, The Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi
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3:30 – 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 – 4:45 pm Session 3: Accounting for resources, human capital and health

Moderator: Dr. Muthukumara Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Department, World Bank


Dr. Saudamini Das, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth (on lien from SSN College, University of Delhi)
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Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya, Fellow, Green Growth and Resource Efficiency, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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4:45 – 5:45 pm Session 4: Is Green Growth Desirable, Necessary, and Affordable?

Moderator: Dr. Pronab Sen, Country Director, Ideas for Growth India-Central


Mr. Siddharthan Balasubramania, Country Head, Global Green Growth Institute, India

Dr. Joyashree Roy, Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Coordinator, Global change programme, SYLFF Project Director, Jadavpur University, India
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Ms. Shailly Kedia, Fellow and Area Convenor, Green Growth Strategies Area, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi
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5:45 – 6:00 pm Closing remarks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, New Delhi


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