Kolkata Virtual Sustainable Action Dialogue

The WSDS in collaboration with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I), will host the Kolkata Virtual Sustainable Action Dialogue as a pre-event to WSDS 2021.

The dialogue will feature as part of the Chamber’s 13th edition of Environment and Energy Conclave. The panel discussion titled, ‘Driving Post COVID Economic Growth through Resource Efficiency’ is scheduled to be held on 26 August, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (IST).



Agenda

5.35 p.m. – 5.40 p.m. Welcome &WSDS Presentation Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Senior Director-Communication Outreach and Advocacy Unit, The Energy and Resources Institute
5.40 p.m. -5.50 p.m. Special Address by Chair Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute
5.50 p.m. – 6.35p.m. Panel discussion: Driving Post COVID Economic Growth through Resource Efficiency Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya, Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, The Energy and Resources Institute

Prof. Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh , Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Chief Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development and Resource Efficiency Management, Jadavpur University

Dr. DivyaTiwari, CEO, Saahas

Dr. Rachna Arora, Deputy Team Leader (EU-REI Project), GIZ

Scientia Professor VeenaSahajwalla FAA FTSE HonFIEAustCPEng, ARC LAUREATE FELLOW, Director, ARC Green Manufacturing Research Hub, Director, NSW Circular, Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
6.35 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. Q&A
6.50 p.m. – 6.55 p.m. Concluding Address Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
6.55 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Special Remarks Mr Deb A Mukherjee, President Designate, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Managing Director,Cenergist Energy Private Limited

Speakers

Dr. Rachna Arora


Deputy Team Leader │ European Union – Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU – REI), India Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Mr Souvik Bhattacharjya


Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI

Prof. Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh


Professor in Mechanical Engineering & Chief Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development and Resource Efficiency Management Jadavpur University, India

Dr Ajay Mathur


Director General, TERI

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla


FAA FTSE HonFIEAust CPEng, ARC LAUREATE FELLOW, Director, ARC Green Manufacturing Research Hub, Director, NSW Circular, Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Mr Ajay Shankar


Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Dr Divya Tiwari


CEO, Sahaas

Dr. Annapurna Vancheswaran


Senior Director-Communication Outreach and Advocacy Unit The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi

Mr Deb A Mukherjee


President Designate, the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry And Managing Director, Cenergist Energy Private Limited