The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) is hosting a Climate Summit on 23rd September 2019 in New York, calling on world leaders to come forward with realistic and ambitious climate action, in line with reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. As part of this exercise, the UNSG has requested the Government of India to co-lead with the Government of Sweden and the World Economic Forum, the track on “Industry transition”. In concrete terms, this means working with multi-stakeholder coalitions, to effect energy transition in the industrial sector.
TERI is working together with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) as the knowledge partner to the Government of India in preparation of this important work. In order to facilitate this work of the Industry Transition track for the UNSG Summit, it is of utmost importance to engage with industry leaders like BK in this discussion and ascertain the needs, priorities and concerns regarding transitions in different sectors. A set of consultations are being planned alongside the Government of India – an introductory meeting on 22nd May 2019 in New Delhi and a CEO roundtable on 12th June 2019 in Mumbai.