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Pathways for India’s Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development: Multistakeholder Dialogue

India’s Long-Term Low-Carbon Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) was submitted to the UNFCCC in November 2022. This serves as India’s long-term climate strategy stating its commitment to adopting low-carbon development pathways towards net-zero emissions and strengthening adaptation measures in the context of changing climate.

While India’s long-term climate strategy underlines its commitment to a low-carbon future, it recognizes the national development priorities of poverty eradication, increasing employment, energy needs for development, improving energy access and energy security while ensuring continued economic growth and sustainable development.

WRI India, in collaboration with IIM Ahmedabad and IDDRI, is organizing a multistakeholder dialogue on India’s Long-Term Low-Carbon Development Strategy on 12 February 2024 in New Delhi.

The multistakeholder dialogue aims to facilitate discussions on the strategic transitions outlined in India’s LT-LEDS and identify short-term research and capacity building needs towards strengthening and supporting climate planning and implementation in India. The dialogue aims bring together diverse stakeholders, including representatives from government ministries and institutions (national and state), research and academic institutions, think tanks, development practitioners and industry representatives, to deliberate upon the alternative pathways for India’s low carbon development.

The dialogue will include Group Visioning Exercises centred on four themes:

  1. Low-Carbon Development of Electricity Systems
  2. Efficient, Innovative, Low-Emission Industrial Systems
  3. Sustainable Urbanization & Integrated, Efficient, Low-Carbon Transport Systems
  4. Agriculture, Land Use & Carbon Dioxide Removal

The Group Visioning Exercises will be contextualized to the strategic transitions in India’s LT-LEDS and will include cross-cutting economic and financial aspects of these transitions. As states and cities play an important role towards India’s low-carbon and climate-resilient development, the role of subnational climate action will be included in the discussions.


  • Dr. Easwaran J. Narassimhan, Sustainable Futures Collaborative
  • Mr. Neelesh Kumar Sah, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
  • Ms. Suman Chandra IAS, Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power
  • Mr. Sudhendu J. Sinha, Adviser, NITI Aayog
  • Mr. Nilesh H. Patel, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Surat Municipal Corporation
  • Dr. OP Agarwal, Distinguished Fellow, NITI Aayog
  • Mr. Swapan Mehra, CEO, IORA Ecological Solutions
  • Mr. Lokendra Thakkar, EPCO, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr. Venugopal Mothkoor, Senior Specialist (Energy), NITI Aayog
  • Dr. Ritu Mathur, Senior Energy Consultant, NITI Aayog

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