Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change: How the co-benefit agenda of short-lived climate pollutants can work for or against people and the Planet

March 11, 2015

Venue: Jacaranda and Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Date: March 11 – 12, 2015

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising its annual event, Anil Agarwal Dialogue in memory of CSE’s founder Anil Agarwal on March 11 – 12, 2015 in Jacaranda and Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. CSE started the annual Anil Agarwal Dialogue a few years ago and it has become an important opportunity to discuss environment-development-energy and resource efficiency concerns. Our effort is to ensure in-depth discussions and most importantly to bring together different voices, from diverse (and most often) unconnected communities on a common platform. We believe this strongly reflects our founder’s beliefs that the way ahead is through substantive discourse and dialogue.

This year, the Dialogue will be convened on the multi-faceted, complex and layered issue of local-global action on environment. Black carbon is local air pollutant and has global impacts as well. The issue to deliberate will be the emerging science on local-global pollutants and also to understand the national road maps for intervention in key areas of mitigation and to see if these are sufficient or transformational approaches are needed.

Three key issues will be discussed over two days: science of short lived climate pollutants, local and global impacts of diesel emissions; brick kilns; and cookstoves. CSE believes the world needs to find approaches for affordable access to sustainable mobility and clean technology, cleaner techniques for building material and energy access for all, as without this, we will not be able to move forward. These issues will be discussed over two days in four parallel sessions. The plenary sessions will help to bring together common strategies and also the opportunity for different communities to interact.


Participation in this Dialogue is by invitation only.

 

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The Speakers
 
A. JAYARAMAN
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Government of India
 
Dr A. Jayaraman is director, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory Department of Space, Government of India. He received his Doctorate degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University. One of the lead authors of IPCC's Climate Change 2001, he is the recipient of several national and international awards, including a shared 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also vice president of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) for 2014-18.
Presentation:
Black Carbon & India's Climate What is known and need for further research
ANUMITA ROYCHOWDHURY
Centre for Science and Environment
Anumita Roychowdhury is executive director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment. She has worked extensively to build the policy advocacy and public awareness campaigns on clean air and sustainable mobility as part of her sustainable cities programme. She has helped to build some of the key policy campaigns at the Centre on air quality improvement strategies, including the natural gas vehicle programme in Delhi and the green building and green habitat agenda. She has participated in and played an active role in several important national and global forums on environmental issues. She has published numerous articles and policy research papers and co-authored books on air pollution and transport that have catalysed the Right to Clean Air campaign at the Centre.
Presentation:
Diesel at crossroads: Science and Politics of luxury emissions
ANURAG BHATNAGAR
Grassroots Trading Network for Women
Anurag Bhatnagar heads Grassroots Trading Network for Women (GTNW). Promoted by SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association), GTNW aims to provide micro-finance to a million-plus SEWA families. It aims to deliver sustainable livelihoods by marshalling innovative financial tools and harnessing existing strengths.
Presentation:
Clean cookstove experiences from the ground: SEWA
ARUNA KUMARANKANDATH
Centre for Science and Environment
Aruna works as a programme officer in the Renewable Energy Programme in Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. She specialises in the field of solar energy and decentralised distributed generation. She has an MSc Energy Policy and Sustainability from the University of Exeter, UK and a BA Economics Honours degree from Jesus and Mary, Delhi University.
Presentation:
Mini-grid business model for rapid uptake in India
ATMA RAM SHUKLA
Biogas forum of india
Dr Atma Ram Shukla superannuated as advisor (bio-energy) in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in September 2011 after working for the ministry for about 29 years. He has about 42 years of experience in policy, planning, developing national-level renewable energy R&D and technology demonstration projects and dissemination programmes and their implementation.
BART E CROES
California Air Resources Board
Bart Croes is the chief of the Research Division for the California Air Resources Board, with responsibilities for California's air quality and climate change research programmes, mitigation of high global warming potential gases, health effects, economic analysis and indoor air quality. He holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and is a registered professional chemical engineer in the state of California.
Presentation:
Black carbon mitigation strategies for the transportation sector in California
BHISHMA PANDIT
Energy Auditor, Nepal
Bhishma Pandit works as an energy efficiency expert in the brick sector and helps industries and federations of Nepalese brick associations in technology transformation for cleaner brick production. He has carried out more than 20 energy and environmental audits in brick kilns and conducted many training programme in brick kilns and brick-making technologies. His experience in energy audit is in Asia, Latin America and Africa for agencies such as GIZ, World Bank, USDA and UNDP.
Presentation:
Environmental regulations in Nepal
CARLOS DORA
World Health Organization
Dr Carlos Dora is a health policy expert with WHO. He manages the WHO unit in charge of providing guidance health risks (air pollution, indoors and outdoors, radiation, occupation), as well as monitoring, evaluation and tracking related policies and health impacts. Dr Dora leads WHO's work on "Health in a Green Economy" analysing health co-benefits from climate change mitigation policies, and is developing WHO's work on health indicators for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. He is engaged in the health co-benefits of sustainable energy initiatives, including SE4All, GACC and CCAC.
Presentation:
Recent initiative of the World Health Organization in developing guidelines for indoor air pollutionn
CHANDRA BHUSHAN
Centre for Science and Environment
Chandra Bhushan is the deputy director general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). He heads the Industry and Environment programme, Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, Food Safety and Toxins, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Policy and Advocacy and Training teams. He is also consulting editor for the fortnightly Down To Earth. He has a diverse and distinguished track record in research, writing and policy advocacy. His five groundbreaking books on the lifecycle analysis of industries are used by Indian industry and policymakers as handbooks for improving environmental policy and practices. He advises several institutions as part of advocacy for global environmental issues. He is also a member the working groups for reforming pollution regulations and regulatory institutions under the Twelfth Five-year Plan of the Government of India.
Presentation:
Co-benefit agenda: Energy access and climate change
CORNIE HUIZENGA
Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
Cornie Huizenga's is the secretary general of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the largest multistakeholder partnership on sustainable, low carbon transport in developing countries. The SLoCaT Partnership promotes the integration of sustainable, low-carbon transport in global policies on the post- 2015 development agenda and the post-2015 climate change policy discussion. Cornie Huizenga played a lead role in the development of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport at the Rio+20 conference, including the unprecedented US $175 billion for more sustainable transport by the world's eighth largest multilateral development banks as well as the transport-related commitments made at Secretary General Ban Kimoon's Climate Summit in September 2014.
Presentation:
Initiative to build global climate and transportation agenda under the UNFCCC
DAMODAR BACHANI
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Dr Damodar Bachani is in charge of the national monitoring framework and action plan for noncommunicable diseases with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Presentation:
Indoor air pollution: Indian perspectives
DILIP GANGULY
IIT Delhi
Dr. Dilip Ganguly is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India.
Presentation:
DON SATARASINGHE JAYAWEERA
National Transport Commission, Sri Lanka
Don Jayaweera is a fellow of the Special Program of Urban and Regional Studies of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (1997-2001). He worked in the Ministry of Transport and Highways as deputy director from 1985 for 20 years until he became the Secretary and at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) during his stay at MIT for his doctoral programme.
Presentation:
Sri Lanka Experience on Vehicle Taxation and Cleaner Fuel
DONEE ALEXANDER
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Donee Alexander is the Program Manager, Environment and Health for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. She works on issues related to co-benefits of adopting clean cooking. She has worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago where she managed a randomized controlled intervention trial evaluating household air pollution and pregnancy outcomes in Ibadan, Nigeria. She has eight years of experience evaluating the health effects of household air pollution in low-income countries. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington in environmental engineering and has lived and worked in both Latin America and West Africa.
Presentation:
Global initiatives on clean cookstoves: What has worked
ELISA DUMITRESCU
United Nations Environment Programme
Elisa Dumitrescu is a consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP's) Transport Unit of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. She works with regional ministerial forums, national and local governments, industry groups, NGOs and technical experts to help address CO2 and non-CO2 emissions from cars through improved standards for fuel quality and vehicle emission limits. Elisa has worked on renewable energy applications in urban settings, urban greening and the remediation of toxic and radioactive pollution hot spots in developing countries.
Presentation:
UNEP Partnership on Clean Fuels and Vehicles and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
ELLEN BAUM
Climate and Health Research Network
Ellen Baum is executive director of Climate and Health Research Network, CHeRN, an organisation founded to provide support in bringing together teams of climate and air quality experts to conduct their work with as much focus and as little distraction as possible. She has served as senior scientist for nearly two decades at the Clean Air Task Force, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution through research, advocacy and private sector collaboration. While at the Clean Air Task Force, she undertook a two-year assessment examining the energy, environmental and financial performance and brick-maker input for five major brick-firing technologies in South Asia. An extensive report, Brick Kilns Performance Assessment: A Roadmap for Cleaner Brick Production in India, and two papers in peer-reviewed journals came out of the work.
Presentation:
Role of black carbon in global climate systems
GARY KLEIMAN
World Bank
Gary Kleiman is a senior environmental specialist on the policy team within the Climate Change Group of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Consulting internationally for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, Gary has worked on low carbon development options in the Republic of Indonesia and helped establish a GHG emissions accounting framework for low-carbon special economic zones in Bangladesh. He is currently working to demonstrate the multiple benefits of reducing greenhouse gases, short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and traditional air pollution simultaneously.
Presentation:
Climate/air quality co-benefits study and latest developments at the World Bank
HOANG ANH LE
Vietnam National University
Dr Hoang Anh Le earned his master's degree in VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam, and another one in on Environmental Engineering Management from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand). He went on to earn his PhD in Environmental System Engineering from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, Korea). He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Environmental Science, VNU University of Science, the largest member of Vietnam National University (VNU) in Hanoi.
Presentation:
Review of Vietnam Policy
KIRK R. SMITH
University of California
Prof. Smith is professor of Global Environmental Health and founder and director of the campus-wide Masters Program in Global Health and Environment. He was also founder and head of the Energy Program of the East- West Center in Honolulu. He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory committees, including the Global Energy Assessment, National Research Council's Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate, the Executive Committee for WHO Air Quality Guidelines, and the International Comparative Risk Assessment of the Global Burden of Disease Project.
Presentation:
Household Energy, Health, and Climate: the Kerosene Story
KURT RHYNER
EcoSouth network, Grupo Sofonias
Dr Kurt Rhyner is the coordinator and founding member of the ecosur network as well as Grupo Sofonias, a non-profit organisation with active bases in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Haiti, Namibia, Cuba and Switzerland. He is involved in the conception of projects, analysis of technologies and materials appropriate to specific situations. Dr Rhyner's work involves developing Grupo Sofonias from a small team into a mini-multinational organization, with active bases in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Haiti and Switzerland, and affiliated organisations in Namibia and Cuba, and building up EcoSouth Network for an Ecological and Economical Habitat into a dynamic information exchange with a south-south focus and impact.
Presentation:
The Latin American experience: Alternate building material
LI KUNSHENG
Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau
Li Kunsheng is director, vehicles emission management, of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology. He has worked since 1999 in the Beijing Environmental Protection Board (EPB) in the area of vehicle emission pollution protection. He is currently working towards making 6th emission preordered standards for new light duty and heavy duty vehicles and set up platform to control heavy duty vehicles emission for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
Presentation:
Assessment of black carbon emissions in China and the strategies for mitigation
MANOJ SINHA
Husk Power Systems
Manoj Sinha is the cofounder and director of Husk Power Systems. He has raised both equity and debt capital for Husk Power Systems. He has helped raise over US $3.5 million in equity capital (both dilutive and non-dilutive) and has also got a commitment of US $1 million in debt capital. Manoj also manages corporate relationship with Fortune 500 companies and is involved with new business development opportunities outside India.
Presentation:
Mini-grid business model for rapid uptake in India
MARIANNE TRONSTAD LU
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo
Dr Marianne Tronstad Lund is a senior research fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO). Dr Lund holds a PhD from the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo on the climate impacts of emissions from transportation. She works on quantifying the climate impacts on different temporal and spatial scales of short-lived climate forcers and greenhouse gases from specific emission source regions and economic sectors using modelling tools with varying complexity.
Presentation:
Climate impacts of on-road diesel emissions
MICHAEL BRAUER
University of British Colombia
Professor Brauer is the director of Bridge Program, a strategic training fellowship program linking public health, engineering and policy. Dr Brauer received bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences from the University of California- Berkeley and a doctorate in Environmental Health from Harvard University. He has served on advisory committees to the World Health Organisation, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and governments in North America and Asia. He is an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives and a member of the Core Analytic Team for the Global Burden of Disease.
Presentation:
Health impacts of black carbon
MICHAEL P. WALSH
Vehicle Technology Expert, US
Michael P. Walsh is currently special adviser for the Global Strategy, International Council on Clean Transportation. A mechanical engineer, he has spent his entire career working on motor vehicle pollution control issues at local, national and international levels. In 2009, he received the Silver Magnolia Award from the city of Shanghai and in 2010 he received the Friendship Award from China, the highest award for international experts in China. He is the founding chairman of the board of directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Presentation:
Worldwide Progress in Vehicle Technology and Emissions Norms Leaders and Laggards Need To Move Fast
MONNANDA APPAIAH
Wienerberger India
Monnanda Appaiah has since 2010 been the managing director of Wienerberger India Private Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Wienerberger AG, Austria, world leaders in clay building products, in existence since 1819. Mr Appaiah has done his Metallurgical Engineeing from NIT, Surathkal and Management Development Program from Alcan, Canada, and was previously employed with the Aditya Birla group.
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MUKESH SHARMA
IIT Kanpur
Dr Mukesh Sharma is professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur, India. He works in areas of air quality monitoring, modelling and management, exposure assessment and simulation. He has published/presented over 100 papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is principal investigator of several international research projects from Norway, France, World Bank, US and various agencies in India, and participated in several national and international committees on environmental protection.
Presentation:
National Emission Inventory of Black Carbon ; Uncertainty Analyses
NEELKANTH V MARATHE
ARAI, Pune
Mr Neelkanth Marathe is a graduate in mechanical engineering from University of Jabalpur, India. He began his professional career in engine development division with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. Moving through several responsible positions, he presently heads the Power Train Engineering division and is responsible for engine and transmission design and development projects.
Presentation:
How Indian automobiles have curtailed emissions: Key changes in technology that have enabled change
NIVIT KUMAR YADAV
Centre for Science and Environment
Nivit Kumar Yadav completed his MTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in Energy and Environment. He is a programme manager in the sustainable industrialisation team of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). He has been a part of several flagship programmes of CSE, such as the Green Rating Project, Regulators Programme and research and capacity building in South Asia. He has been researching on the issues and challenges associated with the brick kiln sector in India and South Asia.
Presentation:
Overview of state of regulations and challenges
Overview on brick kiln: Pollution, technology and where we need to go
OM PRAKASH BADLANI
Prayag Clay Products Pvt. Ltd, Varanasi
Om Prakash Badlani is the founder and chairman of Prayag Clay Products Pvt. Ltd, Varanasi, and vice president of Int Nirmata Parishad, Varanasi. He is one of the leading brick manufacturers in India and has successfully adopted technologies like extrusion, dust pressing, biomass gasification for power generation. Badlani has installed the first soft mud brick moulding machine in India. He has played a pioneering role in the development of natural draught zigzag technology and has provided this knowhow to several brick makers on turnkey basis. He has paid back to the Industry by a unique initiative i.e. NeBriTA (Next Gen Brick Training Academy) at Varanasi, which provides vocational and technical training to the new generation of manpower involved in the brick industry.
Presentation:
PRIYADARSHINI KARVE
Samuchit Enviro Tech Pvt. Ltd
Dr Priyadarshini Karve has experimented with cook stove designs and biomass fuels and disseminated biomass energy technologies since 1991. Since 2000, she has strived to create sustainable channels for households to access biomass energy technologies through her work as project coordinator with Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) and as director, Samuchit Enviro Tech Pvt. Ltd (SET), Pune.
Presentation:
Improved devices and lessons for dissemination: Experiences from Maharashtra
R.K. MALHOTRA
Member, Auto Fuel Policy Committee
Dr R. K. Malhotra is a member of the Auto Fuel Policy Committee and former chairman and director (R & D), Indian Oil Corporation. He is a mechanical engineer with over 37 years of research experience in fuels and lubricant technologies, automotive technologies, fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions, tribology, alternative energy, nanotechnology and gasification. As a research leader he has received several recognitions in recent years, including the HART Energy Global Award, SCOPE Meritorious Award, PETROFED Innovator of the Year Award (thrice) and the CSIR Science and Technology Award from the prime minister
Presentation:
Auto Fuel Policy roadmap in India to mitigate black carbon emissions
 
RAVI KANDIKONDA
Prakti Design
Ravi is the chief financial officer (CFO) and strategy officer for Prakti Design. He also works as a consultant for a startup technology company. His mission is to make a difference to the bottom of the demographic pyramid by helping social enterprises and charity organisations manage their operations efficiently and strategise their goals for maximum impact. Ravi's last job was developing and managing the annual and three-year strategic financial and business plans for Pepsi Canada.
Presentation:
 
RAY MINJARES
International Council on Clean Transportation, US
Ray Minjares works at the International Council on Clean Transportation, San Francisco, USA. He earned a masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in health policy and management from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He leads the Program on Clean Air, where he distills policy-relevant science of non-CO2 pollutants into best practice policies for the transportation sector. His expertise centres on climate impacts of black carbon and other short-lived pollutants, as well as methods for assessment of health impacts from vehicle emissions exposure on the global scale.
Presentation:
International response to black carbon science: Implications for transport policy in developing and developed countries
 
S.B. AGNIHOTRI
IAS (Retd)
Dr. S.B. Agnihotri has been Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He has also worked extensively in various departments of the Government of India, including director general (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence, additional secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, director general (Shipping), joint secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat and various positions in the state government of Orissa.
Presentation:
Energy poverty in India
 
SAMEER MAITHEL
Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Dr Sameer Maithel is an energy technologist, specialising in field performance measurements, market research, formulation and management of projects/programmes, policy advice for transfer and diffusion of clean energy technologies. He is founder and Director of Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd (GKSPL), a New Delhibased research and consultancy company providing consulting services for design of energy-efficient buildings; improving energy efficiency and environment performance of micro and small enterprises; and deployment of decentralised renewable energy technologies. Since 1995, he has been part of several energy- and climate-related projects supported by SDC in India, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa.
Presentation:
Overview of cleaner technological options
 
SAMEER NAIR
Gram Oorja Solutions Pvt Ltd
Sameer Nair is the cofounder of mini-grid operator Gram Oorja Solutions Pvt. Ltd and has an experience of over two decade in rural electrification, banking, software and investment banking.
Presentation:
Mini-grid business model for rapid uptake in India
 
SARATH K. GUTTIKUNDA
Urban Emissions Info
Dr Sarath Guttikunda is director of an independent research group UrbanEmissions.Info and an adjunct associate professor at the Center for Climate Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His research interests are in studying the impact of emissions at urban, regional and global scales, using modeling and survey tools at various complexities. For recent reports/papers, refer to http://www.urbanemissions.i nfo
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SOUMEN MAITY
Development Alternatives
Dr Soumen Maity is senior general manger at Development Alternatives. He currently leads the technology management business at TARA. He has undertaken feasibility studies for the introduction of cleaner brick production practices in Nepal, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh. Currently, he is advising the Government of Bangladesh and introducing cleaner brick production practices and technologies for the improvement of environment quality throughout Bangladesh.
Presentation:
Can we replace clay bricks?
 
SUDHIR KATIYAR
Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action
Sudhir Katiyar works with Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action (PCLRA), an NGO that seeks to ensure access to labour rights to the vast mass of seasonal migrant workers in India. PCLRA has worked with brick-kiln workers in several states, including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telengana, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, organising them into trade unions and linking them with public services, like schooling, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and health. It has mapped the migration streams to document the seasonal flow of workers. It sponsored a Time Motion Study by IIT Bombay to establish the human energy consumed in making bricks.
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SUNITA NARAIN
Centre for Science and Environment
Sunita Narain is the director general of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. A writer and environmentalist who uses knowledge for change, she was in 2005 awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government. She has also received the World Water Prize for work on rainwater harvesting and for its policy influence in building paradigms for communitybased water management. Narain began her work in the early 1980s, as a coresearcher with Anil Agarwal, an eminent and committed environmentalist who gave the country its environmental concern and message. She has devoted time to build the capacities of CSE so that it can function as an independent and credible institution, influencing public opinion and advocating change.
Presentation:
Short-lived climate pollutants: making co-benefit work for the poor
 
SVATI BHOGLE
Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE)
Dr Svati Bhogle is the secretary and chief executive officer of Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) where she has led technology-related sustainable development projects and spearheaded policy initiatives through her work with the Indian government's rural energy policy. She has created a distribution system to counter the inefficient use of cooking stoves by street food vendors in India, enabling them to easily own fuelefficient stoves. Built on ecological considerations, these improved stoves increase vendor incomes and ensure better health conditions for vendors and their consumers.
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UMA RAJARATHNAM
Enzen Global Solutions
Dr. Uma Rajarathnam heads Clean Energy and Environment Practice (CEEP) at Enzen. She had illustrious career with reputed institutes namely The Energy and Resource Institute (NEERI) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. She has over 22 years of rich experience in providing expert solutions and advisory services in the areas of household energy, indoor air pollution, climate change and energy efficiency solutions. She has been worked on various assignments with international bodies namely Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Health Organization (WHO) The World Bank and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). She has been awarded with Fulbright Indo American Environment leadership Program (Fulbright-IAELP) fellowship.
 
VARSHA JOSHI
IAS
Varsha Joshi is joint secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. She is a 1995 batch IAS officer of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh- Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre of the IAS.
 
VICENTE FRANCO
International Council on Clean Transportation
Vicente Franco is a researcher in the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) Europe team. His focus area is HDV and LDV emissions modelling and simulation. Before joining the ICCT, he worked for the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy), where he researched methods to improve the instantaneous accuracy of measured vehicle emission signals. He holds an MS and a PhD in industrial engineering from Universitat Jaume I, Spain.
 
VINAY TIPPANNAVAR
Biodiversity Conservation of India Limited
Vinay Tippannavar is vice president of the ZED Project, Biodiversity Conservation of India Limited (BCIL), Bengaluru. He helps translate BCIL's mission at the ground level for all ZED projects, both residential and commercial. He presides over project execution and value engineering, energy and water services, and carbon mapping needs of every construction project. He manages a team of over 70 professionals in design, construction, green metric and measurement and supply chain. A one-time state-level football player, Vinay loves to don his "innovation hat" while "teamwork" is his mantra.
 
VINISH KUMAR KATHURIA
IIT Bombay
Dr Vinish Kathuria is professor at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. His teaching and research activities are mainly in the fields of Productivity and Economics of Industrial and Urban pollution. He has over 100 publications including in international journals such as World Development, Energy Policy, Energy, Ecological Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Transportation Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change among others. He is a recipient of 2010 P.C. Mahalanobis National Award given by the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust.
 
VIRENDRA K. VIJAY
IIT Delhi
Professor Vijay is coordinator of the MNREsponsored Biogas Development and Training Centre at IIT Delhi and general secretary of Biogas Forum - India (BIGFIN), a movement for biogas and biofertiliser development in India. The is the Indian coordinator for the Sustainable Energy and Environment Forum, a consortia of 20 Asian countries for sustainable energy and environment development, headquartered in Kyoto University, Japan.
 

 

 

 

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