Planning for Low Carbon Growth and Development
In December 2015, countries will gather at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris to negotiate a new international agreement to tackle climate change. The deliberations will focus on how emerging economies can unlock technology and finance options to tread on a low carbon and climate-resilient development pathway.
A business-as-usual approach will put emerging economies on a trajectory similar to developed countries, thereby risking high climate change impacts in the years to come. Businesses, investors and governments are prioritizing low-carbon and climate resilient development. As the momentum builds up internationally to facilitate a new climate agreement, the India GHG Program is hosting its annual conference, 'India Business and Climate Summit 2015 - Planning Low Carbon Growth and Development' to discuss initiatives to limit India’s future emissions for a secure, prosperous and sustainable future.
As the voluntary industry-led partnership, the India GHG Program facilitated by WRI India, TERI and CII leads now in its third year – has made significant developments within the business sector in India, to measure and thereby develop comprehensive strategies to manage Corporate Carbon Footprints.
The Summit will see the launch of tools to enable better measurement and management approaches for power and transport related emissions. Various sectorial engagements and high level working groups would be initiated amongst business leaders and senior participants from member companies including Godrej & Boyce, Yes Bank, Forbes Marshall, Tata Chemicals, Indian Railways, ACC Limited, Cummins India, Ambuja Cements, Jet Airways, Shree Cements, Delhi Airport, Bangalore Airport, Forbes Marshall, Mahindra Steel, United Technologies, GAIL India, Indian Oil, NTPC, Ford India, JK Tyres, Infosys, Tata Teleservices, ITC Limited, Jain Irrigation, Pratibha Syntex, HCC, Bayer India, Akzo Nobel, Grasim Industries and Aditya Birla Nuvo.
Join India's foremost business and finance leaders to reflect on actions and policies that can simultaneously deliver better economic growth and address climate risks.