In the evolving climate policy narrative of the Global South, there is a pressing requirement for embracing climate resilient development pathways that are adept at decision making under increasingly uncertain and interrelated climate and social challenges arising across scales. Much of the world’s vulnerable population reside in the country with limited access to resources that can enable resilience to climate risks and its impacts. It is imperative that policies, plans and vision at the all levels in India should recognise the economic, social, environmental risks arising from climatic events.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held from 1–12 November 2021 in Glasgow will aim to mobilize the action on mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, and strengthen the narrative for better alignment with sustainable development goals. TERI is preparing a COP26 Charter of Actions which will assimilate questions and challenges posed by keys sectors in India. The Charter will also propose probable and sector specific options which can advance climate action and ambition in the country.

With the above background, a stakeholder roundtable will be organized with the following objectives.

  • 1. Engage with stakeholders and experts on adaptation and resilience e to solicit feedback for the COP26 Charter of Actions.
  • 2. Solicit inputs from stakeholders and experts on aspects related to implications for the international community, equity, actions by 2030, and actions by 2050.


Dr. Manish Anand

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Dr. A. Nambi Appadurai

Director (Climate Resilience Practice)
World Resources Institute (WRI - India)

Ms Suruchi Bhadwal

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj

Fellow and Area Convener
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Dr. Rajan Chedambathu

Secretary C-HED

Mr. Shashikant Chopde

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Partha Jyoti Das

Water, Climate and Hazard Programme, Aaranyak

Ms. Anu Jogesh

Associate Director
Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson

Dr. Sekhar L. Kuriakose

Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre

Ms. Nidhi Madan

Senior Programme Manager
Climate Policy, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Dr. Kavya Michael

Associate Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr Shantanu Mitra

Senior Climate & Environment Adviser
Department for International Development (DFID)

Ms. Dhriti Pathak

Research Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Dr. Chandni Singh

Senior Research Consultant – Practice
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)

Mr. G D Tripathi

Assam State Disaster Management Authority

Mr Sanjay Vashisht


Dr Shiraz A. Wajih

Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group

Ms Shailly Kedia

Associate Director
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

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