Unlocking India’s Green Potential: Embracing Clean Technology, Resilient Infrastructure, and Sustainable Policies
Date: Friday, March 4
Time: 8:30am -9:30am
Location: Room 1
Format: Panel Discussion
With a population of 1.2 billion, India is the second most populous country in the world. India will have more than 68 cities with populations of greater than one million people by 2030 where more than 40 percent of Indians will live. According to the World Bank, ecosystem degradation in India currently costs the country $80 billion annually, or 5.7 percent of GDP. Improving economic conditions in India while considering the environmental and social impacts of development and urbanization is essential as part of this transition. The country is looking to break the cycle of resource depletion, as well as land, water, and air pollution, by embracing environmental and sustainable policies and investments in areas that include resilient infrastructure, renewable energy, clean technology, and innovation. Investments in clean energy are expected to surpass USD 10 billion in 2015 alone. Learn about India’s massive green potential and explore the opportunities for new business.