Chennai, 24 August 2023 – The pursuit of a sustainable future and India’s ambitious race to net-zero was at the forefront at the Indian Climate Leadership converged in IIT Madras Research Park today. The Indian Climate Leadership is an initiative of IndiaSpend and Environmental Defense India Foundation.

In a fireside chat with IndiaSpend’s founder Govindraj Ethiraj, Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala emphasized on the role of innovation and technology in achieving net-zero, the conversation centered the transformative potential of cleantech innovations in bridging the gap between climate action and economic growth. 

Hisham Mundol, Director, EDIF moderated the panel focusing on the role of Industry in India’s decarbonisation agenda. The panelists, including Deepa Sathiaram, En3 Sustainability, Dr. Shankar Venugopal, Mahindra & Mahindra, Kartik Kumar, Saint Gobain Research India and Pradeep Thangappan, Aerostrovilos discussed the critical role of R&D in innovating cleantech solutions at scale.

The second panel moderated by Govindraj Ethiraj on Directing capital towards innovations for decarbonisation along with Anuradha Ramachandran, TVS Capital, Bruno Nguyen, Deputy Consul General of France, Manish Chourasia, Tata CleanTech Capital and Vish Sahasranamam of Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator focused on the role of channeling financial resources into enterprises and innovations that contribute to India’s decarbonisation agenda.

The Indian Climate Leadership is a platform for collaboration between innovation, academia, technology, industry and investment in addressing India’s climate action pathway. 

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