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South India Energy Conclave

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 1000 hrs to 1245 hrs (GMT) / 1530hrs to 1815hrs (IST)

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23 Feb 2021

1530hrs to 1645 hrs IST /1000 hrs to 1115 hrs GMT

Clean energy Transition

To focus on accelerating the global transition from coal to clean energy. Through this session, we hope to better understand the state commitments and challenges in scaling up renewable energy and identify potential for financial and technical assistance to support transition away from coal.

  • Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth 
  • Jan Thompson CMG OBE, British Deputy High Commissioner to the Republic of India 
  • Kapil Mohan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Energy), Government of Karnataka 
  • Pankaj Kumar Bansal IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, TANGEDCO, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
  • Sandeep Kumar Sultania IAS, Principal Secretary Energy, Government of Telangana 
  • Devesh Singh IAS, Secretary to Government, Power and Information Technology, Govt. of Puducherry  (TBC) 
  • Srikanth Nagulapalli IAS, Principal Secretary – Energy, Government of Andhra Pradesh (TBC) 
  • Saurabh Jain IAS, Secretary – Department of Power, Government of Kerala (TBC) 
  • Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Deputy High Commissioner, Bangalore 
  • Hitendra Dave, Managing Director and Head of Global Banking & Markets , HSBC
  • Natalie Toms, Economic Counsellor, British High Commission New Delhi

23 Feb 2021

1700 hrs to 1815 hrs IST / 1130 hrs to 1245hrs GMT

Corporate Action

To encourage, promote and celebrate business action on emissions reduction. Provide examples of best practice, encourage businesses to sign up to ‘race to zero’ and the corporate leadership alliance, and discuss concerns/barriers to higher ambition.

  • Dr. Andrew Fleming, British Deputy High Commissioner, Hyderabad
  • Ken O’Flaherty, COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia  
  • Oliver Ballhatchet MBE, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai 
  • Bose Varghese, Head of Green Initiatives, Infosys Limited 
  • Hari K Marar, Managing Director & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Ltd. 
  • Sivaramakrishnan Chittor, Chief Operating Officer, Sai Life Sciences Ltd. 
  • S. Suresh, Director, E.I.D. Parry

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