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India Hosts Climate Conference 2024: Decoding the Green Transition

India Hosts Climate Conference 2024: Decoding the Green Transition

Mumbai: The Climate Conference 2024, centered around the theme “Decoding the Green Transition for India,” unfolded in Mumbai, Maharashtra, showcasing a united effort towards addressing climate change challenges. Organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, the event emphasized the crucial role of the private sector, climate tech startups, and institutional investors in driving financial resources and technical capabilities.

Key dignitaries gracing the inaugural session included Ms. Leena Nandan, Environment Secretary, Mr. Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Mr. K Rajaraman, Chairman, IFSCA, Mr. Mike Hankey, U.S. Consul General, and Mr. Nadir Godrej, Chairman & MD, Godrej Industries, and Chairman, Godrej Agrovet.

Ms. Leena Nandan, Secretary, MoEFCC, highlighted the global repercussions of extreme climate events, urging immediate action, meticulous planning, and financial mobilization. She provided insights into the Ministry’s initiatives, including the impactful Green Credits Programme. Ms. Nandan stressed the reinvention of the ECOMARK labeling for informed consumer choices and emphasized the significance of insurance, risk mitigation, and the mainstreaming of climate startups for industry-level impact. Actions like biomass utilization and waste management were underscored as pivotal for effective climate action.

Shri Amitabh Kant addressed India’s evolving challenges of industrialization, urbanization, and growth, outlining five critical areas: renewable energy, energy storage, electric mobility, energy efficiency, and the circular economy. He emphasized the promotion of energy efficiency in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for cost savings and heightened competitiveness. Shri Kant highlighted the essential role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), International Financial Institutions (IFIs), and philanthropists in supporting high-risk climate projects. He proposed a synergistic approach involving public and private funds to attract substantial capital and harness the potential of green hydrogen and storage systems.

The conference delved into India’s roadmap for achieving net-zero emissions by 2070, focusing on green transition investments to transform energy systems, reduce CO2 emissions, conserve natural resources, increase biodiversity, and enhance climate resilience in a socially just and inclusive manner. It explored the current landscape of climate finance in India, discussing the roles of government, venture capitalists, corporates, and industry leaders. Strategies to boost financing in the climate-tech ecosystem, with an emphasis on disruptive solutions, were also central to the discussions.

The event underscored the importance of Sustainability linked funds, risk-sharing facilities, and concessional financing. In essence, the Climate Conference 2024 served as a collaborative platform, bringing together stakeholders from diverse sectors to foster partnerships and promote the development and adoption of sustainable, climate-resilient technologies and practices.

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