Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

22 Jul 2016

Release of NCE Phase II Project Reports


Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi


July 22, 2016






10.30 – 11.00 am



11.00 – 11.05 am


Welcome remarks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

11.05 – 11.20 am


Overview of lessons from NCE Phase I

NCE Steering Committee Member – Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Global Commissioner, New Climate Economy

Railways Report Launch


11.20 – 12.00 pm


Presentation of the ‘De-carbonization of Indian Railways’ study


Dr. Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
(Presentation of the ‘Demand Side’)

Dr. Gireesh Shrimali, Director, CPI’s India program (Presentation of the ‘Supply Side’)


12.00 – 12.15 pm


Tea/Coffee break


12.15 – 01.00 pm


Panel Discussion





Mr. Ashwani Kumar Kapoor, Member Electrical, Railway Board

Mr. Ganga Ram Agarwal, Additional Member Electrical, Railway Board

Mr. Daljit Singh, Independent Consultant


Moderator: Mr. Sunil Jain, Managing Editor, The Financial Express


01.00 – 01.25 pm


Question and Answers


01.25 – 01.30 pm


Vote of thanks


01.30 – 02.30 pm






02.30 – 02.35 pm


Introductory remarks by Dr. Madhav Pai, India Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


02.35 – 02.40 pm


Introductory remarks by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER


02.50 – 3:00 pm


Special address: Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

Cities Report Launch

03.00 – 03.50 pm


Presentation and Panel Discussion 



Presentation:  ‘India’s urban and spatial development in the post-reform period: an empirical analysis’ by Dr. Meenu Tewari, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina & HUDCO Chair Visiting Professor, ICRTIER (via video conference)


Presentation: ‘The Role of Full Cost Pricing in Designing Smart City Services’ by Dr. Anil Markandya, Director, Basque Centre for Climate Change (via video



Dr. Yoonhee Kim, Senior Urban Economist, World Bank

Dr. Smita Srinivas, Head, School for Economic Development, Indian Institute for Human Settlements


Moderator: Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, SPA, New Delhi

03.50 – 04.10 pm


Question and Answers

04.10 – 04.15 pm


Vote of thanks


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