As a part of the 2022 Legislators Program, EPIC India, on Jan 21, 2022, brought together several Indian parliamentarians, who are at the helm of public policy in India, for a roundtable on ‘Cleaning Up India’s Air: Bringing Innovation into Policy Action.’
The event’s primary goal was to discuss actions that foster conditions amenable to policies and balance economic growth with clean air, and the role parliamentarians can play in catalyzing action for better environmental policies. The roundtable saw participation from five Indian Members of Parliament – Dr. Amar Patnaik (Member, Rajya Sabha), Gaurav Gogoi (Member, Lok Sabha), Priyanka Chaturvedi (Member, Rajya Sabha),Ram Mohan Naidu (Member, Lok Sabha), and Vandana Chavan (Member, Rajya Sabha); and Prof. Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor of Economics and Director, EPIC and an accomplished environmental economist. Chetan Bhattacharji, NDTV 24×7’s Senior Managing Editor, moderated the event, who has extensively written on India’s climate change policies and actions to engage more citizens in the discourse.
Read the post-event report here.