THE BIGGEST RISK TO INDIAN GROWTH IS CLIMATE CHANGE

BACKGROUND

India is one of the leading emitters of Carbon-di-oxide in the world. Of all the major polluting nations: US, China, Russia, Japan and the EU bloc – only India’s carbon emissions are rising: they rose almost 5 percent in 2016. According to a study conducted by Yale and Columbia Universities, India is ranked at 126 out of 132 countries on different indicators for environmental indices, stewardship and measures. At the world level, India is the fourth largest economy and is the fifth-biggest greenhouse gas emitter. India’s emission surged at 65 percent between 1990 and 2005 and are projected to increase another 7 percent by 2020. However, on per capita basis, India’s emissions are 70 percent below the world average and 93 percent below those of the United States. The effects of climate change is now clearly visible and causing great loss of life and economy by drought floods and other disasters.

OBJECTIVES

  • Express business belief that accelerated reduction in GHG emissions to limit global warming to +2°C maximum is compatible with the pursuit of human, social and economic development, and their commitment to engage in this direction.
  • Increase awareness of policy makers about the wealth of solutions developed by companies and the conditions for deployment of these solutions.
  • Debate and present the priority policies required to allow the accelerated deployment of these solutions in the world and ensure that climate change is taken into account in all policy decisions .
  • To make citizens and especially families more aware of environment-friendly lifestyles and consuming patterns and to experiment them in daily life as to reduce their carbon emissions and consequently change their behavior.
  • To stimulate communication between agrobiodiversity researchers, users and maintainers.
  • To identify tools and practices relevant to using agrobiodiversity for coping with climate change and making these widely available.

Topics To Be Discussed

Industries

Climate change has moved from the sidelines to be recognized as a serious development challenge. And while we’re still far from achieving the international commitments needed to avoid potentially dangerous and even catastrophic climate events, much has been accomplished. As the largest victims of natural disasters, corporations are also in a position to spread climate awareness and rally political support for climate action. Finally, and in some ways most important, the private sector must take on a bigger, if not the dominant, financing role for climate adaptation in all but the poorest countries if we are to prepare sufficiently for the challenges that lie ahead.The business community needs to be our partner as we build resilience against and adapt to climate change. Yet to date, adaptation discussions inside and outside official climate negotiations have had surprisingly little business engagement.

Governments Initiative

1.National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency.
2. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
3. National Mission on Sustainable Habitat.
4. National Water Mission.
5. National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem.
6. National Mission for a Green India.
7. National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change.
8. Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth.

Global Warming

Global warming refers to the upward temperature trend across the entire Earth since the early 20th century, and the increase in fossil fuel emissions since the industrial revolution. Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system, and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. Possible societal responses to global warming include Mitigation by emissions reduction, Adaption to its effects, building systems resilient to its effects, and possible future climate engineering. Global warming refers to global averages. Because it is not a uniform phenomenon, effects can vary by region.

Extreme Weather

Extreme weather includes unexpected, unusual, unpredictable Severe or unseasonal weather. weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a location’s recorded weather history and defined as lying in the most unusual ten percent. Heat waves are periods of abnormally high temperatures and heat index. Definitions of a heat wave vary because of the variation of temperatures in different geographic locations.Excessive heat is often accompanied by high levels of humidity, but can also be catastrophically dry. Because heat waves are not visible as other forms of severe weather are, like hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms.

Opportunities and Solutions

There are lots of different ways you can take action. Your voice matters. Take a few minutes to contact your political representatives and the media to tell them you want immediate action on climate change. Remind them that reducing greenhouse gas emissions will also build healthier communities, spur economic innovation and create new jobs. And next time you’re at the polls, vote for politicians who support effective climate policies. You already switch off lights — what’s next? Change light bulbs to compact fluorescents or LEDs. Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use. Wash clothes in cold or warm (not hot) water. Dryers are energy hogs, so use wool dryer balls or, better yet, hang dry when you can. Install a programmable thermostat.

TARGET AUDIENCE


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Speakers From Following Organizations


Eminent Speakers From Previous Edition

Dr. Prasad Modak
Executive President
EMC Mumbai and SIE India
Mr. Ashish Jain
Director
IPCA
Mr. Mahesh Chavan
R&D
Asian Paints, India
Dr. Papiya Mandal
Scientist
CSIR- NEERI, Delhi
Prof. K. Ramamurthy
Head, Civil Engineering Department
IIT Madras
Dr. Radha Goyal
Deputy Director
IPCA
Dr. Maiya, M. P.
Professor
IIT Madras
Dr. Sivacoumar
CSIR- NEERI
Chennai Zonal Lab

Registration

For Enquiry
Sugandha Kansal : +91-8077825762

sugandha@prospurs.com

Fee Structure

Industry Standard Fees (Per Person) Group Participation (2 Pax) Group Participation (3 Pax)
Corporates INR 8000/- INR 15000/- INR 20000/-
Foreign Delegate USD 200/- USD 350/- USD 450/-
Govt.PSUs& NGOs/Colleges INR 3000/- INR 5000/- INR 7000/-

Venue

AGENDA

Climate Change India Summit 2018
9th August, New Delhi

1000 hrs – 1030 hrs Registration
1030 hrs – 1200 hrs Session I

India’s policy and business opportunities for a low carbon, low emissions trajectory.
1200 hrs – 1330 hrs Session II
Mobilizing Private and Public-sector finance for climate action.
1300 hrs – 1430 hrs Lunch
1430 hrs – 1700 hrs Session III
Role of the private industries in fighting climate change – case studies from various sectors.
1700 hrs -1730 hrs Valedictory