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The Johns Hopkins SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment program’s Global Leaders Forum and the South Asia Studies program present: India’s Energy and Climate Policy
India is the third largest CO2 emitting country in the world behind the U.S. and China. Its population is growing rapidly and is forecast to surpass that of China in 2022. India relies on coal for most of its power generation. Despite impressive economic growth rates, a large part of India’s population lives in poverty and 300 million people have no access to electricity. Historically, this has led India to give priority to economic growth over environmental concerns.
However, India did sign the Paris Agreement and has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases. Its INDC includes ambitious goals to expand renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear power. But reliance on fossil fuels will continue. Our speakers will discuss the outlook for India’s energy and climate policies.
**Johannes Urpelainen, Director, Energy, Resources, and Environment Program and Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)
**Charles K. Ebinger, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; former director, Energy Security Program, Brookings and former Johns Hopkins SAIS Adjunct
**Wil Kohl, Senior Adviser, ERE Program
A light reception will follow.
Rome Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036