Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Meeting India’s Aspirations: Energy Scenarios until Mid-Century | Asian Development Bank

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Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Meeting India’s Aspirations: Energy Scenarios until Mid-Century

Event | 6 April 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan

Background

Until mid-2016 Suman Bery was Shell’s chief economist, based in The Hague, the Netherlands. He is a nonresident fellow of the Brussels think tank Bruegel, as well as a senior fellow of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. Suman earlier served as director-general (chief executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, one of India's leading independent nonprofit policy research institutions. At various times Suman was a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council of India’s Statistical Commission and of the Reserve Bank of India’s Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy.

Objectives

Suman Bery will discuss India's growth aspirations within the context of deep uncertainty and profound change in the global energy outlook. Using a scenario approach, the seminar will explore engagement with global markets, the transition from fossil to renewables (and nuclear), energy access and efficiency, and the shifting balance between public and private providers, among others, and their implications for India's energy future. The focus will be on the energy system as a whole, not just individual fuels.

Participants

About 30 policy makers, academics, outside researchers, and the public.

Output

Better understanding of India’s growth aspirations and profound change in the outlook for global energy.

Language

English

Time of event

12:00 - 13:00