ETC India High Level Launch

15 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2018
TERI, India Habitat Centre

ETC launchETC India is a unique, high-level, multi-stakeholder platform, which will focus on facilitating the path to renewable energy sources and de-carbonising key sectors

The Energy Transitions Commission India (ETC India) was launched by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on February 15, the first day of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2018.

ETC India is the first country-specific commission. In its first year, it will focus on policy, research and outreach on decarbonising the power sector. India was chosen to have its own ETC as the country is making great strides in transitioning towards renewable sources of energy. The Indian ETC can act as a model for other emerging economies who seek to do the same.

The deliberations at the platform will shape the research and engagement agenda intended to support policy and strategy decisions in coming years. There will be strong engagement and continuous interactions with policy makers at various levels of government, industries, associations, and the media to test the analysis and hypothesis formulated through ETC activities in India.

TERI, in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and International ETC, will provide a ‘systems approach’ to the challenges faced by India and help address the global challenge with the same approach. ETC India will support and facilitate Government of India’s objective of decarbonisation of energy systems through assessment of power demand and supply scenarios along with balancing, reserves and flexibility requirements in the Indian power sector and continuous engagement with relevant stakeholders.

About the Energy Transitions Commission

The Energy Transitions Commission was convened to help identify pathways for change in our energy systems to ensure both better growth and a better climate. This is inspired by the work of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and its flagship project the New Climate Economy. The Commissioners bring a diverse and remarkable range of viewpoints and extraordinary depth of experience. They come from across the energy spectrum, including investors, incumbent energy companies, innovators, industrial energy users, public and academic institutions and foundations, advisors, and academics from across the developed and developing world. What they share is a mission to accelerate change towards zero-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C. They will do this by providing decision-makers with insights and options for action at local and/or sector level. This will stem from objective research and wide engagement with actors in the energy system.

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