Jan 31 2023 to Jan 31 2023 6:30 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
Energy use is recognised as a path to development. With the climate crisis looming, what are choices for developing countries such as India? India has committed to ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and plans to reach net-zero emissions by 2070 while enhancing NDC goals by 2030. However, as a developing country, India also must deal with increasing energy demands in the coming decades as it strives to meet basic development goals and achieve improved living standards for all its citizens. Meeting these seemingly opposing objectives (of climate action and development) needs careful consideration of intersectoral dynamics and dependencies to capitalise on synergies and minimize trade-offs. At CSTEP, we have developed a modelling framework that can help examine these synergies and trade-offs, called the Sustainable Alternative Futures for India or SAFARI. In this talk, Jai Asundi and Harini Nagendra will describe their framing and how they use it to develop scenarios for India while achieving our development needs.