16 Feb 2022 11:00—12:30 Paris Time Webinar

World Sustainable Development Summit 2022: People-Centred Transition – An Indian Perspective

The IEA is partnering with TERI to host this event as part of their 2022 World Sustainable Development Summit. The event will focus on the opportunity presented by a ‘People-Centred Transition’, and how this can be applied to the Indian context via policies focused on innovation, deployment of clean technologies, investment in green infrastructure, labour market interventions, and community development. Discussion will focus on four key pillars of transition including:

  • Social dialogue
  • The role of government agencies (including the role of the welfare state)
  • Upskilling
  • Regional investment strategy

The IEA will be contributing findings from the Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transitions.

Key Questions

  • What lessons can be learned from global success stories of just transition?
  • How to make sure distributive, allocative and procedural justices are adhered to?
  • What is the role of different stakeholders in India to ensure that the energy transition will be just?
  • How can CSR help in in reskilling and rehabilitation of the workforce?
  • What mechanisms can be used to develop or incorporate sectoral transition plans into national climate plans?
  • How best to connect local action and movements to national policies?



  • Mr. R. R. Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI

Context-Setting Presentation:

  • Dr Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency Division, IEA
  • Mr. Kartikey Sharma, Research Associate, TERI

Panel Discussion:

  • Ms. Ghislaine Kieffer, Policy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Division, IEA
  • Ms. Jesse Burton, Senior Associate, E3G South Africa
  • Professor Pradip Swarnakar, Associate Professor of Sociology at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Ms. Anupam Nidhi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hindustan Zinc Limited
  • Mr. Gulab Chandra Prajapati, Damodar Bachao Abhiyan