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We Are Greener Than You Think: Examining Indian Cities’ Response to Climate Change


Watch the full video (above) of the talk by Ankit Bhardwaj and Radhika Khosla where they present a comprehensive literature review that synthesises the growing research and salience of the topic. In doing so, they describe the recent trends and characteristics that mark Indian cities’ approaches to climate change.

A deeper perspective has been shown by examining the case of a single city, Rajkot and describing how this second city is using existing governance arrangements to promote climate efforts, and the ways in which the efforts can be scaled. The workshop ends with a discussion on the mainstreaming of these emerging climate actions into the broader set of urban development goals.

Ankit Bhardwaj is a Research Associate at CPR’s Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment and works on characterising India’s multiple transitions and using a multi-objective approach to integrate climate and development objectives at the city level in India

Radhika Khosla is a Fellow at CPR and works on the integrated nature of India’s energy sector to examine the linkages between energy, development and climate change, particularly in urban areas.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here. Find all available videos of previous workshops here.