Workshop On Green Development Pact

  • Organised by NITI Aayog.
  • Workshop on “Green Development Pact for a Sustainable Future”.
  • At hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
  • Structured around the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration (NDLD), which includes the Green Development Pact.
  • Participation from stakeholders including think tanks, educational institutions, industry, state governments and central government.
  • Approximately, 4600 participants joined the event online.
  • Policy initiatives taken to advance green development in India such as Production Linked Incentives (PLI) scheme for high-efficiency solar PV modules, Renewable Purchase Obligations and Carbon Credit Trading Scheme.
  • Measures for strengthening the distribution sector like the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme.
  • Role of fossil-based energy in the context of rising electricity demand in particular months.

Three separate sessions were held:

  • First session on Implementing Clean, Sustainable, Just, Affordable & Inclusive Energy Transition and included issues such as energy security, facilitating technology access, creating enabling environment and encouraging innovation – Strategies to address issues such as facilitating low-cost finance and supporting reliable, diversified and responsible supply chains with effective policy instruments.
  • Second session on Restoring, Conserving and Sustainably Using Ecosystems and mainstreaming lifestyles for sustainable development (life), designing a circular economy and ending plastic pollution, bio-circular-green economy, scaling up voluntary initiatives and breaking silos for a harmonized approach.
  • Third session on Adaptation and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure focused on building resilient infrastructure against the climate risks, climate forecast, mainstreaming disaster risk and resilience, coastal states/ city-level preparation and financing climate resilience – Stressed on the need for data and capacity building, measuring and quantifying risk and the returns on investing in resilience.
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