Working Toward a Clean Energy Future in India
With the second-fastest growing economy in the world and a middle class projected to reach 500 million within decades, India's greenhouse gas emissions could skyrocket. Underlying these challenges is a unique opportunity for climate change collaboration to build an Indian clean energy economy. India has signaled its determination to green its development path and already has taken bold national action to curb its carbon emissions. Landmark opportunities now exist for increasing U.S. and India cooperation on climate change post-Copenhagen and working with Indian partners to promote energy efficiency, clean energy innovation, and adaptation plans for handling climate-related health emergencies.
Ashok Gadgil, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist and Acting Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has substantial experience in technical, economic, and policy research on energy efficiency and its implementation ' particularly in developing countries. www.lbl.gov
Anjali I. Jaiswal, J.D. is a NRDC Senior Attorney and Co-Director of NRDC's new India Initiative and is focused on increasing U.S. and India cooperation on climate and energy.
Felicia Marcus, J.D. is the Western Director for NRDC, working to expand NRDC's global reach. Previously, she was appointed by President Clinton as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IX from 1993 to 2001.
R. Sean Randolph, J.D., Ph.D. is President and CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in Northern California. Among his publications is the new report Global Reach: Emerging Ties Between San Francisco Bay Area and India.
Co-sponsored by the Bay Area Council and the National Resources Defense Council.