Speaking engagements

Speaking engagements

At the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s COP28 discussion on ‘Accelerating the Net Zero Transition in India’ in December 2023, Easwaran J Narassimhan spoke about the need for a climate law in India that’s less regulatory and more enabling in terms of being a guiding force for various ministries.

Bhargav Krishna spoke at IIT Delhi’s Centre of Excellence for Research in Climate Change and Air Pollution in December 2023 on what it would mean to centre health in air pollution policy.

Shreya Shekhar was invited by the Department of Economics at Christ University, Delhi NCR in January to talk about a career in climate and environment research, and her experience in working on energy economics in the Indian space.

Aditya Valiathan Pillai was a speaker at the State of Global Air’s conference on data, policy action and key gaps at the intersection of climate change, air quality and health in South Asia. He presented findings from his work on heat action plans in India and how the State can adapt to extreme heat.

In November 2023, Bhargav Krishna spoke to students at Ashoka University’s Young India Fellowship on how air pollution has evolved in the public consciousness, how the State has responded to it, and how culture has covered these events. He also talked about Delhi’s (and more broadly the IGP) challenges with air pollution, how it affects health, and what can be learned from how others have addressed it.

“We must ensure that the gender injustices present in coal ecosystems are not replicated in the transition to clean energy,” Suravee Nayak at the discussion on delivering a gender-inclusive climate transition in India organised by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics on February 29, 2024.

At the National Disaster Management Authority’s national workshop on heatwaves 2024, Aditya Valiathan Pillai spoke about how the financing problems at the heart of India’s heat action plans (HAPs) can be fixed using Centrally Sponsored Schemes. “There are strong overlaps between these well-funded schemes and HAP solutions,” he said.