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Sustainable Action Dialogue on Air Pollution
Date: 13 November, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. onwards | Venue: Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is hosting the Sustainable Action Dialogue: New Delhi, as a pre-event to TERI’s annual flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), scheduled to be held from 29-31 January 2020 in New Delhi, under the broad rubric, ‘Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count’.

The predominant sources of air pollution in India are emissions from industry, transport, power plants, brick kilns, refuse burning, road dust and construction. The event will address ways in which national, state, and city level mitigation actions can be further strengthened and to identify institutional mechanisms to enhance cooperation.

Agenda

3.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Registration
3.30 p.m. - 3.50 p.m.

Sustainable Action Dialogue – Air Pollution: Inauguration

Setting the Context: Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Special Remarks: Mr Mitchell Bernard, Interim President and Chief Counsel, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Keynote Address: Mr C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

3.50 p.m. - 4.35 p.m.

Panel Discussion 1: Discussing National Measures and International Experiences in Mitigating Air Pollution

Moderator: Ms Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • Mr Mitchell Bernard, Interim President and Chief Counsel, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
  • Dr. Arvind Kumar, Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation; Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Mr Anil Srivastava, Principal Consultant & Mission Director, National Mission on Transformative Mobility & Battery Storage, NITI Aayog
4.35 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2:Spotlight on Regional and City-Level Actions and Capacities

Moderator: Dr. Sumit Sharma, Senior Fellow & Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI

  • Dr. Dileep Mavlankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG)
  • Mr Polash Mukerjee, Lead Air Pollution Consultant, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Mr Kartikeya V Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
  • Mr Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson, Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi
5.20 p.m.- 5.30 p.m. Concluding Remarks

Speakers

Mr Mitchell BernardInterim President and General Counsel, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


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Ms Anjali JaiswalSenior Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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Dr. Arvind KumarFounder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation; Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

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Dr. Ajay MathurDirector General, TERI




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Dr. Dileep MavlankarDirector, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG)

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Mr C K MishraSecretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India


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Mr Polash MukerjeeLead Air Pollution Consultant, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


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Mr Kartikeya V SarabhaiDirector, Centre for Environment Education (CEE)



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Mr Jasmine ShahVice-Chairperson, Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi


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Dr. Sumit SharmaSenior Fellow & Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI


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