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SWITCH-Asia Programme India Networking Event

  • New Delhi, DL, 110001 India (map)

Delhi, India | 8:30 AM - 1:00  PM, November 5, 2015


Agenda for Climate Change Session

Co-hosted by the German Development Institute/Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik(DIE), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions

The LaLiT Hotel, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001, India

As governments negotiate a new climate agreement in Paris later this year, a multitude of actions are being taken by non-state and subnational actors, such as cities, regions, businesses civil society and investors to bring about resilient development and a transformation towards a low-carbon economy. Yet, most non-state and subnational actions seen to be led by organizations and groups based in the global North. This session demonstrates that many climate actions, in fact, emerge in the global South, and discusses opportunities and challenges for these actions to contribute to climate resilient and low-carbon development.

Presentation session: Galvanizing action for climate resilient development

SCP practices are instrumental not only for climate change mitigation, but for a broader approach enabling climate resilient development. The session will feature expert speakers to provide an overview on the latest findings on climate change in Asia and how climate change is addressed in EU-India development cooperation. In addition, concrete examples will be provided on how small scale low-carbon technologies promoted by SWITCH-Asia projects and TERI’s Lighting A Billion Lives initiative benefit local communities, mitigate climate change and promote resilience.

Panel discussion: Climate change action by businesses through SCP

Climate actions undertaken by businesses are crucial element for any successful mitigation strategy. The panel will feature representatives from large businesses and SWITCH-Asia projects working with SMEs to discuss how large companies and SMEs can cooperate effectively to implement SCP practices, green supply chains and advance the transition to a low-carbon economy in Asia.

For more information, please see the Event Summary.