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Webinar on India Net Zero challenge

At the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, India’s Honourable Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi pledged to cut India’s emissions to net zero by 2070. Since then, India Inc.’s biggest names have declared their own net-zero targets; especially with 92 Indian companies committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), India Inc. is readyto take advantage of the National Carbon Market to combat climate change. Internal Carbon Pricing is critical for the nation as it opens pathways for Target setting using science-based methodologies, all of it contributing to India's Net Zero ambition. Hence, greenfinancing becomes an integral part of decarbonizing the economy. This makes it essential for the country's policy makers, banks and FIs to collaborate and create a framework that eliminate the challenges. 

In this context, the objectives of the webinar, taking place on 30 September 2022, 12:30-13:30 CEST, are to assess the road ahead for the country, and how corporates can support the nation’s climate targets.


16:00 – 16:05
  •  Welcome and opening remarks: Dr Satish Kumar
16:05 – 16:20
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Prarthana Borah, Director – India, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India
  • Subrata Chakrabarty, Sr. Manager, Climate Program, WRI
16:20 – 16:40
  • Moderator: Dr. Bhaskar Natarajan, Director Programme-AEEE
16:40 – 17:00
  • Audience Q&A



  • Ms. Prarthana Borah Director India, Carbon Disclosure Project India (CDP)

She brings over two decades of experience in strategy planning, building networks and program leadership on diverse sustainability issues like climate change, air pollution and biodiversity conservation. She was previously the Country Director, India of Clean Air Asia, an international not-for-profit set up by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID responsible for expansion and positioning of the organisation strategically in India. Before this, Prarthana worked in the national institutes of Indian government ministries where she was involved in leading and implementing projects, capacity building/ training, communication, fund-raising initiatives and partnerships with private sector, stakeholders, civil society, and donors to influence policy and action. She holds a Master’s in Economics and is trained in Environmental Education.

  • Mr. Subrata Chakrabarty Sr. Manager, Climate Program

Subrata is Senior Manager with the Climate Program at WRI India. He is involved in various research work based on the thematic areas of informing the next round of NDCs and long-term strategies. He also oversees and supports the team that engages with the Indian states and corporate sector on various sub-national climate mitigation work. Besides, he is involved in various training and capacity-building initiatives based on internationally accepted guidelines and standards. Subrata worked for more than 14 years now in the field of climate change and GHG abatement projects in various capacities.

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