The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, India (EPIC India) has launched its first-ever talk series – Research to Policy. This series brings researchers and practitioners to discuss and decode their groundbreaking research and its application in solving India’s pressing energy and environmental challenges.

The inaugural episode of the first edition of the series launched digitally on September 30, 2021, discussed the critical indoor air pollution issue. The future episodes of this series will also bring to light the topics of power sector reforms, carbon markets, and the impacts of climate change.

“The Research to Policy series offers a platform to the energy and environment sector’s leading researchers to explain their work from a policy lens,” said EPIC India’s Communications Director Ashirbad S Raha

The discussion is moderated by award-winning environmental journalist Bahar Dutt. Bahar said, “research needs to travel beyond academic journals, and it needs to be communicated in a digestible manner to the world.   I am glad to be moderating this series because we are just aiming at this. We have experts from across the globe, narrate critical research findings like a story that you and I can understand easily, and it feels like – increased awareness can trigger that process of policy change.”

The series is broadcasted via EPIC India’s YouTube Channel and shared on digital media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The first episode of the series can be viewed here.