Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy

Thursday, 31 July, 2014

9:30 AM Registration and Coffee

10:00 AM Economic Growth and Longer Lives: The Benefits of Evidence-Based Policymaking
Rohini Pande, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

10:15 AM  Conversation on Economic Growth and Environmental Protection: Are there Trade Offs?
Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, former Minister of Environment and Forests
Bahar Dutt, Conservation Biologist and Senior Journalist, Academic/Policy Perspective (TBC)

11:00 AM  AM Break

11:15 PM  Data-Driven Innovations in Monitoring and Regulation
D. Saha, Scientist ‘D’, Central Pollution Control Board
V.M. Motghare, Joint Director, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board
Ajay Tyagi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Nick Ryan, Yale University (Moderator)

12:15 PM  Next Generation Environmental Regulation: Center, State and Industry Perspectives
Hardik Shah, Member Secretary, Gujarat Pollution Control Board
V.P. Joy, Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat
A. Akolkar, Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board
Seema Arora, Executive Director, Confederation of Indian Industry
Anant Sudarshan, EPIC at University of Chicago (Moderator)

1:15 PM Catalyzing Research-Policy Partnerships and Concluding Remarks
Jyotsna Puri, Deputy Executive Director, 3ie
Charity Troyer Moore, India Lead, Evidence for Policy Design

1:30 Lunch