This COP23 companion event in Bonn, Germany, provides a platform to share knowledge and discuss India's viewpoints, initiatives and key strategies in green policy development, and to learn how the South Asian giant is launching a new "green evolution". Join us at the Hilton Bonn, to interact and discuss India's plans, perspectives, and approaches to climate change.

–– sharing of green information, news and views ––

Co-organized by the Indian Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), this conference is a part of the two institutes' current research cooperation on India in the World: Emerging Perspectives on Global Challenges, and its subproject on Climate Change.


Ten-minute informal presentations followed by Q&A, debate and interaction.


Setting the Stage

Jayant Mauskar, Member, Prime Minister Council on Climate Change

Henrik Eriksen, Head of Norway's Delegation to COP23

High Technology, Low Emissions

Lydia Powell, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Sanjay Gupta, Consultant, the World Bank

A.K. Saxena, Senior Fellow & Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Special address

Ulrike Scharf, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection

Disaster Preparedness and Co-operation

Kamal Kishore, National Disaster Management Agency

C.R. Babu, Professor Emiritus, Delhi University

Eklabya Sharma, Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)


Registration: 8:45

Session I: Setting the Stage 9:00-10:00

Session II: High Technology, Low Emissions 10:00-12:00

Lunch 12:00-14:00

Session III: Disaster Preparedness and Co-operation 14:00-16:00


India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change

India’s Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Work Programme

India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, 2015

EU-India Joint Statement on Clean Energy and Climate Change, 2017