DAY 1 - FEB 11, 2019

9:00 am - 10:15 am Inaugural by the Hon’ble Vice President of India at Vigyan Bhavan

Thematic Track(Group A)
11:15 am - 1:05 pm Moving Beyond Pledges: Effective Implementation of NDCs at Silver Oak

11:15 am - 11:45 am The World Bank Inaugural Session at Silver Oak

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Solar PV Module Recycling: Now and Future at Casurina

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Sustainable Buildings in India: Energy Efficiency, Resource Efficiency, Green Cooling and Green Design at Jacaranda

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Making Change Happen at Gulmohar

11:15 am - 1:05 pm The Future of Petrochemicals at Juniper

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Promoting Cleaner Technologies in SMEs at Board Room, TERI

11:15 am - 1:05 pm India's Transition to a High Share of Renewables: Next Steps for Policy and Research at Tamarind

11:15 am - 1:05 pm Land as Integrator and Accelerator of SDGs at Marigold

1:05 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch at The Hub

Thematic Track(Group B)
1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Fostering Strategic Partnerships for Cities: Integrating SDG 11 & 17 at Marigold

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm De-risking International Investments in the Indian Solar Energy Sector: Role of, and Barriers faced by, Financial Institutions in Solar Financing at Board Room, TERI

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Disruptions & Transformation: 'Innovations in the cooling sector' at Magnolia

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Data to Policy: Data-driven and Smart Transport Safety Policies at Juniper

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Existing Building Energy Performance: Challenges and Way forward: UTC-TERI CoE for Energy Efficient Buildings in India at Tamarind

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Empowering with Energy Efficiency and Renewables at Gulmohar

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Mobilising Finance for Adaptation in South Asia at Jacaranda

1:50 pm - 3:40 pm Financing NDCs for a Climate Smart Future at Silver Oak

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Tea at The Hub

Thematic Track(Group C)
4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Moving Towards Shared Mobility: Prospects and Barriers at Tamarind

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm The GRIHA Trophy at NASA at Casurina

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Cleaning the Air: Multi-Level Action for Change at Juniper

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Climate Services in India - Moving the Needle at Marigold

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Leveraging the 'Co-Benefits' of Renewable Energy in India: Report Launch at Board Room, TERI

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Role of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Electricity Distribution at Magnolia

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm Financing Resilient Infrastructure in an Urbanizing World at Silver Oak

Reception & Tour
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception & Tour of the Greenovation Exhibition at Charminar Area

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner at The Hub

DAY 2 - FEB 12, 2019

Special Session
10:00 am - 10:30 am ‘In-Conversation’ at Stein Auditorium

Speaker:  Ms Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Chair: Mr Suman Bery, Senior Fellow, Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth & Former Chief Economist, Shell International Limited

10:30 am - 11:15 am Leadership Panel : A Vision for a Secure and Sustainable World for All at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Keynote Addresses:

  • HE Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005) & Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
  • HE Cassam Uteem, President of Mauritius (1992-2002) & Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Special Session : Cleaning the Air in India and its Cities at Stein Auditorium

  • Video Message: Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City
  • Keynote address: Mr C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI & Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, India
  • Ms Ailun Yang, Directorof Global Air Pollution, Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Mr Ritesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, India

MoU Signing – Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, India and Bloomberg Philanthropies

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy at The Hub

India and Norway: Working Together for Clean and Healthy Oceans

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Moving Towards Cleaner Oceans at Stein Auditorium

Chair:  Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India

  • Mr Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Ms Annie Notthoff, Senior Western Advocacy Director, NRDC - San Francisco & Sacramento
  • Dr Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management, TERI
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Commemorating The UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028): Striving for Local Sustainability at the Global Level at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr P K Basu, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, India

  • Dr Alok Adholeya, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, Sustainable Agriculture Division, TERI
  • Dr Hemant Kumar Badola, Advisor (Biodiversity, Climate Change, GTT facilitator), Chief Minister's Office, Government of Sikkim, India
  • Mr Edward Millard, Director – Landscapes & Communities, Rainforest Alliance
  • Mr Ashwani K Muthoo, Director, Global Engagement and Multilateral Relations Division, International Fund for Agriculture Development
  • Mr Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES), Japan
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tea at The Hub

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm Special Session: Sustainable Mobility for Future at Stein Auditorium

Welcome Note & Setting the Context: Mr Shriprakash, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion 1: Global Mobility Paradigm at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Prof Geetam Tiwari, MoUD Chair Professor, Transport Planning, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

  • Mr Anthony Eggert, Director, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Mr Roland Hwang, Managing Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program, NRDC
  • HE André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India
  • Mr Tim Ash Vie, Director, Under2 Coalition Secretariat, The Climate Group
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion 2: Mobility in Developing Countries at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Dr V Sumantran, Chairman, Celeris Technologies

  • Mr Rohit Gothi, CEO, Hero Cycles
  • Ms Nandini Maheshwari, Head, Business Development, Uber India
  • Mr Sudipta Mukherjee, Vice President and Plant Head, Haldia Energy Limited
  • Mr Sunil Mathur, Additional Member (Tourism & Catering) Ministry of Railways, Railway Board, India
  • Mr Manu Saxena, Vice-President Business Planning, TVS Motor Company
5:30 pm - 6:50 pm Ministerial Session: Energy for Tomorrow at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, Senior Advisor – Climate Change & Distinguished Fellow, TERI

  • Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India
  • Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, India
  • Dr Barshaman Pun, Hon’ble Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal
  • Ms Marianne Hagen, State Secretary (Deputy Minister), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Mr Tomasz Chruszczow, High Level Climate Champion for Climate Action, Poland
Keynote Address
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Rapid Urbanization: Planning & Preparing for the Future  at The Hub

Mr HS Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India

Chair: Ambassador Manjeev Puri, Member of Advisory Board – TERI & Ambassador of India to Nepal

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner at The Hub

DAY 3 - FEB 13, 2019

9:00 am - 10:00 am India-EU Water Forum Inaugural at Stein Auditorium

  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
  • Mr Raimund Magis, Charge de Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to India
  • Mr Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Mr Akhil Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, India
  • Mr Rajiv Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
  • Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, India
10:00 am - 10:45 am Tea at Charminar Area

10:45 am - 11:45 am India's Renewable Revolution: Towards a Cleaner, Cheaper Electricity System at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Mr Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Video Message: Ms Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for SEforAll

  • Mr Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India
  • Mr Vineet Mittal, Chairman, Avaada Group
  • Mr David Nelson, Executive Director - Energy Finance, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Mr Jayant Parimal, CEO, Adani Green Energy Ltd.
  • Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission, London, UK

Launch of the Reports of the Energy Transitions Commission Project & Book - Green, Reliable and Viable: Perspectives on India’s Shift Towards Low-carbon Energy

Special Session
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Rural Electricity Access in India: Taking a Leap from Grid Availability to Customer Service at Stein Auditorium

Launch of the Report: Rural Electrification in India: Customer Behaviour and Demand

  • Opening Remarks: Mr Jaideep Mukherji, CEO, Smart Power India
  • Introduction to the Report: Mr Sidhartha Vermani, Senior Director, Smart Power India

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Mr Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor, NDTV

  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
  • Ms Mohua Mukherjee, Program Ambassador, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Mr Jaideep Mukherji, CEO, Smart Power India
  • Mr RP Gupta,  Additional Secretary (Energy), Niti Aayog
  • Mr K K Mishra, Director (RE) Ministry of Power, India
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch at The Hub

Keynote Address
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Theme: Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century: Strategy and Finance at Stein Auditorium

Keynote Address: Prof Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory & Chair - Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Chair: Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, Advent International Private Equity, India Advisory Board

India Launch: NCE Report - Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Innovations in Climate Finance to Achieve Scale, Speed and Impact at Stein Auditorium

Chair: Mr Dipak Dasgupta, Distinguished Fellow, TERI


  • Ms Preety M Bhandari, Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB
  • Mr Yvo De Boer, President, Gold Standard Foundation
  • Mr H R Dave, Deputy Managing Director, NABARD
  • Mr John Roome, Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank
  • Ms Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

MoU Signing between UN Global Compact Network India & TERI

Keynote Address
3:15 pm - 3:20 pm Theme: India and the Climate Crisis at Stein Auditorium

Keynote Address:  Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN & Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, USA

Chair: Dr Leena Srivastava, Vice- Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies

Valedictory Session
3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Valedictory Session at Stein Auditorium

  • Launch of Report : ‘Rural Electrification: Impact on Distribution Companies in India’
  • Closing Remarks:
  • Mr Nitin Desai, Chairman, TERI
  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
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