18 April 2013

New Delhi, India

GEA at the Clean Energy Ministerial 2013

Global Energy Assessment (GEA) authors and energy policymakers from IIASA National Member Organizations (NMOs) discussed the report at a side event to the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in New Delhi, India.

Shonali Pachauri

Shonali Pachauri

The event on 18 April brought together GEA co-chair Anand Patwardhan, IIASA researcher and GEA author Shonali Pachauri, and energy experts from four NMO countries, to discuss how GEA findings can help achieve Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) goals for a transition to a global clean energy economy. The event was  chaired by Kirit Parikh, IIASA Council Member and former member of the Indian Planning Commission. The session focused on GEA key findings, universal energy access, low-carbon development scenarios for India, and a policymaker response.  CEM delegation leaders from Australia, Germany, and the United States took part in the response panel.

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a global forum aimed at reducing emissions, improving energy security, providing energy access, and sustaining economic growth. At the meeting in New Delhi, policymakers and high-level delegates from more than 20 countries came together to discuss the global transition to clean and sustainable energy. More information.

The CEM side event on the GEA was jointly organized by IIASA and IIASA's Indian National Member Organization, TIFAC. Agenda (PDF)


Kirit Parikh
IIASA Council Member, GEA Council Member, Former Member, Planning Commission, India

Anand Patwardhan
GEA Co-Chair, University of Maryland / IIT-Bombay 

Presentation (PDF)

Jyoti Parikh
Executive Director of the Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe)

Shonali Pachauri
Senior Research Scholar, IIASA

Policymaker Responses and Discussion

How GEA analysis and the GEA community can contribute to CEM goals

Jonathan Pershing
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S.Department of Energy

Karsten Sach
Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation, German Federal Ministry for the Environment

Subho Banerjee
Deputy Secretary, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australia

Discussion and questions

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Shonali Pachauri

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

GEA Side Event at the CEM4

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