The annual conference hosted by EPIC India and ETEnergyworld aims to achieve two main objectives –

1. Bringing together the leading researchers to present a solution-oriented approach to India’s environmental challenges
2. Enhance EPIC India’s brand as a pioneer in providing evidence-driven innovative solutions to India’s energy and
environmental challenges

The participation of policymakers, regulators, think tanks, media, and civil society, will contribute to the knowledge exchange and provide a holistic outlook to the discussion.


  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    Welcome Address by Sidhartha Vermani, Executive Director, EPIC India

  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

    Keynote Address

  • 11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

    Special Address by John Smith-Sreen, Acting Deputy Mission Director, USAID India

  • 11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

    Panel Discussion on Air Pollution- Current Scenario: What we are doing well and what we could do better

    Moderator: Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
    Gaurav Gogoi, Congress MP, Lok Sabha
    Yamini Aiyar, President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research
    Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director Research And Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment
  • 12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

    Project Spotlights Session- 1

    Delhi’s Advanced Green War Room and its war on Delhi’s vehicular pollution by Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDCD*
    Can conditional transfers reduce crop residue burning? by Namrata Kala, Assistant Professor in the Applied Economics group at MIT Sloan*
    Clean Air Project in India: A plan to reduce air pollution in 4 Indian cities by R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI
    How low cost sensors can be a game changer by Sachchida Nand Tripathi – HAG Professor, IIT Kanpur
  • 12:40 PM – 01:40 PM

    Panel Discussion on Low Carbon Growth: Discussing India’s climate commitments, and tracing our progress till date

    Moderator: Swati Dsouza – India Lead Analyst and Coordinator at International Energy Agency
    Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation Coalition
    Seema Arora – Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry
    Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
  • 01:40 PM – 02:40 PM

    Project Spotlights Session – 2

    Market-based regulation, and their role in achieving India’s climate commitments by Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
    Policy drivers of renewable energy expansion in India by Dr. Abi Vanak, Incharge Director of the Centre for Policy Design (CPD), ATREE
    Mapping India’s Climate vulnerability by Abinash Mohanty, Programme Lead, CEEW
    Decarbonising Hard to Abate Sectors of the Economy by Anish De, Global Sector Lead – Power & Utilities, KPMG India
  • 02:40 PM – 02:45 PM

    Closing Remarks by ET

    *Tentative – Subject to change