Event Start Date:
June 17, 2021
Event End Date:
June 17, 2021
Event Venue:

United States and India as Partners in Climate Action: The Clean Energy Agenda

This event will explore the U.S.-India Climate Change Partnership with special reference to collaborations between the two countries in the clean energy sector.  The two speakers will discuss the partnership as described  in the U.S.-India Joint Statement made in April 2021:  Both the United States and India have set ambitious 2030 targets for climate action and clean energy. In its new nationally determined contribution, the United States has set an economy-wide target of reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50–52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. As part of its climate mitigation efforts, India has set a target of installing 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Through the Partnership, the United States and India are firmly committed to working together in achieving their ambitious climate and clean energy targets and to strengthening bilateral collaboration across climate and clean energy.

Dr. Jessica Seddon
Dr. Jessica Seddon is the Global Lead for Air Quality at the World Resources Institute and a Research Fellow at Princeton University. She founded and served as Managing Director of Okapi, an India-based strategy group focused on institutional design for social innovation. Dr. Seddon has served as Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellow, Head of Research, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore), Director of the Centre for Development Finance at I.F.M.R. (Chennai), Visiting Fellow at I.D.F.C. Institute and Adjunct Faculty at I.I.T., Madras. Dr. Seddon earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and her B.A. from Harvard University.

Prof. A. Damodaran
Professor Damodaran did his doctoral studies in Economics and has held academic and professional assignments abroad, including visiting faculty positions. He was an Environmental Fellow with the US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.E.P.A.) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley under the U.S.-Asia Environment Program in 1994. He has also held Visiting Faculty positions at the University of Bonn, Germany, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan, University of Wageningen, Netherlands, and the Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg State University in Russia. In 2012 he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies, Japan. As a Scholar in Residence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A. in 2015 he worked on the convergence of Environmental Economics and Cultural Economics.