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When

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 6:00 pm

Venue

Virtual & In-Person – Various

Cost

Invite-only; No cost for participants

Application Deadline

18 April 2022

The School of Policy and Governance is excited to announce the Net Zero Fellowship Programme
Net Zero Fellowship, 20 Apr 2022, Location: Virtual & In-Person – Various.

Program Overview

The Net Zero fellowship is an exclusive programme for 100 emerging political and public leaders in India. The programme will facilitate a deeper understanding of India's position and plans for tackling climate change. This invite-only fellowship will introduce participants to the issues and pathways to a low carbon or Net Zero economy. The fellowship will cover climate change basics, its impact and ways to address it. It will also move deeper into issues that affect polity and how leaders can engage on different aspects of the Net Zero transition. This would include getting familiarised with issues like climate justice, acknowledging the idea that climate change is as much about ethics and society, as it is about physical and environmental concerns. The program will then move to enabling growth for the country, but also making sure the marginalised are protected through the transitions that such growth will obviously bring. The course will end with a discussion amongst participants about issues that affect India specifically and where the biggest impact for opportunities lies for them in their careers and their work, as well as for India as a whole.


Participants will have access to:

  • International speakers on climate change and net-zero
  • Expert mentors for one-on-one support and guidance
  • Learning resources
  • A community of political and public leaders across India to discuss ideas
  • An all-expenses paid trip to Delhi to spend half a day together
  • Social catch-ups (when possible)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Breadth Of Coverage

SOLUTIONS FOCUSED

The fellowship will tread a balance between theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to learn about the issues and how you can use solutions in your roles in politics and public life.

Workshop oriented

TRANSITION, GROWTH AND PROTECTION

The topics will cover how India can transition the country, grow the economy and protect its most vulnerable. We will discuss and delve on issues across land, water and energy.

Diverse Participation

COMMUNITY OF OUTSTANDING LEADERS

Its not just all work. There will be a range of social engagements including a trip to Delhi to build a true fellowship for the participants.

Speakers

Dr Dhanasree Jayaram

Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is a Research Fellow at Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) and Guest Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin – under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship (for postdocs) 2022-23. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, and Co-coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She is also a Research Fellow, Earth System Governance; Member, Climate Security Expert Network; and Member, Planet Politics Institute. She holds a PhD in Geopolitics and International Relations from MAHE. She pursued a visiting fellowship (Erasmus Mundus – short-term PhD) at Leiden University, the Netherlands during 2014-15; and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship during 2018-19. She managed a project of adelphi (Berlin) on “Climate Diplomacy”, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office during 2015-20. Her primary fields of interest include climate politics and diplomacy, environmental security and military, regional environmental policy in Asia, and environmental peacebuilding.

Kanchi Kohli

Senior Researcher, educator and communicator of environmental law and policy

Kanchi Kohli is a researcher, educator and communicator of environmental law and policy. Her work areas cover the fields of environment, forest and biodiversity regulation and governance in India. Her policy research and practice explores the links and gaps between law, development, sustainability and environmental justice. Kanchi has authored several reports, research papers and popular articles as part of her work. She co-authored the coursebook Development of Environmental Laws in India (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and co-edited Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis (SAGE-India, 2016). Since 2004, she is co-editor of Forest Case Update, a public information service on forest and wildlife cases in the Supreme Court of India. She co-authored The Case for the Commons, a six part e-publication on the implementation by state governments of the 2011 Supreme Court judgment on the protection of common lands in India. Her twitter platform #lawforall publicised significant aspects of Indian environmental law for a year and was regarded as an innovative form of environmental law pedagogy. Kanchi is an Associate Editor of the quarterly magazine Current Conservation. Kanchi teaches environment law and development courses at government training institutes and universities., She was selected to the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US government in 2012. She was also was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 and was affiliated to the Boalt Law School, University of Berkeley, California.

Professor Nick Stern

Chairman, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory, London School of Economics

Nicholas Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory and Chair, Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. He has held posts at other UK & overseas universities, and as Chief Economist at both the EBRD and the World Bank. He was Head, UK Government Economic Service 2003-2007, and produced the Stern Review on the economics of climate change. He was President of the Royal Economic Society (2018-2019). He was President of the British Academy (July 2013-2017) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (June 2014). He was knighted for services to economics (2004), made a life peer (2007), and appointed Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change in 2017. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles. Most recent books: How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics (with Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw, OUP 2018). This is the third volume on Palanpur and the first two volumes (Palanpur: the economy of an India village (with C.J. Bliss) and Economic Development in Palanpur over five decades (with Peter Lanjouw), were republished in paperback by OUP 2018; and Standing Up for a Sustainable World: Voices of Change, Edward Elgar, 2020. He is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (HLAG).

Ulka Kelkar

Director, Climate, World Resources Institute India.

Ulka Kelkar is Director, Climate, World Resources Institute India. She is an economist with more than two decades’ experience in climate policy. She models the economic impacts of low-carbon development pathways for India and supports climate action in Indian cities and states. She previously worked as a consultant climate assessment specialist for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and research fellow with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). She was appointed by the Government of India to formulate India’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP 2020) in the thematic group on Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

Mentors

Ramya Natarajan

Research Scientist at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

Ramya Natarajan is a Research Scientist at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). She works on modelling and simulating scenarios for India’s future in the context of meeting climate (net zero) as well as development goals. Her work also focusses on biofuels and assessing their role in India’s net zero transition. By training, she’s an Environmental Engineer from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland.

Shloka Nath

Head of Sustainability, Head of Policy & Advocacy - Tata Trusts and Acting CEO, India Climate Collaborative

Shloka Nath is currently leads the Sustainability and Policy & Advocacy portfolios at the Tata Trusts, one of India’s leading philanthropic foundations. She is also the Acting CEO of the India Climate Collaborative, an India-led platform founded in 2018 by a group of philanthropies interested in continuing to accelerate India’s development, while also exceeding its climate goals. Shloka is the Vice President of the Bombay Natural History Society, one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India engaged in conservation and biodiversity research, and she is a member of the Advisory Board to IUCN’s Nature-based Recovery initiative. She is currently the Trustee of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS). Prior to this, Shloka co-founded and was the Managing Partner of Sankhya Women Impact Funds, a gender lens fund with a focus on sustainability. She has spent over a decade in journalism with the BBC in London, as a news anchor with New Delhi Television (NDTV) and Principal Correspondent with Forbes in Mumbai.  Shloka has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a BSc in Government from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also the author of the book, “Hidden India: Journey to Where the Wild Things Are” (April 2018), a compendium of photographs and writing about Indian wildlife and landscapes.

Dr Dhanasree Jayaram

Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is a Research Fellow at Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) and Guest Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin – under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship (for postdocs) 2022-23. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, and Co-coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She is also a Research Fellow, Earth System Governance; Member, Climate Security Expert Network; and Member, Planet Politics Institute. She holds a PhD in Geopolitics and International Relations from MAHE. She pursued a visiting fellowship (Erasmus Mundus – short-term PhD) at Leiden University, the Netherlands during 2014-15; and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship during 2018-19. She managed a project of adelphi (Berlin) on “Climate Diplomacy”, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office during 2015-20. Her primary fields of interest include climate politics and diplomacy, environmental security and military, regional environmental policy in Asia, and environmental peacebuilding.

Kanchi Kohli

Senior Researcher, educator and communicator of environmental law and policy

Kanchi Kohli is a researcher, educator and communicator of environmental law and policy. Her work areas cover the fields of environment, forest and biodiversity regulation and governance in India. Her policy research and practice explores the links and gaps between law, development, sustainability and environmental justice. Kanchi has authored several reports, research papers and popular articles as part of her work. She co-authored the coursebook Development of Environmental Laws in India (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and co-edited Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis (SAGE-India, 2016). Since 2004, she is co-editor of Forest Case Update, a public information service on forest and wildlife cases in the Supreme Court of India. She co-authored The Case for the Commons, a six part e-publication on the implementation by state governments of the 2011 Supreme Court judgment on the protection of common lands in India. Her twitter platform #lawforall publicised significant aspects of Indian environmental law for a year and was regarded as an innovative form of environmental law pedagogy. Kanchi is an Associate Editor of the quarterly magazine Current Conservation. Kanchi teaches environment law and development courses at government training institutes and universities., She was selected to the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US government in 2012. She was also was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in 2013 and was affiliated to the Boalt Law School, University of Berkeley, California.

NET ZERO FELLOWSHIP

The Current program outline is as follows.


4:05 pm

Welcome and Introduction - Mr Manuraj Shunmugasundaram, Member - Steering Committee, School of Policy & Governance

4:20 pm

Fellow Greetings

4:30 pm

Session Lecture Global Climate Governance, Diplomacy and Net Zero. Topic Expert: Dr Dhanasree Jayaram, International Climate Protection Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany and Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

5:10 pm

Q&A Session

5:45 pm

Concluding Notes and Thanks


4:05 pm

Welcome and Introduction - Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney, Member - Steering Committee, School of Policy & Governance

4:10 pm

The Importance of Net Zero for India - Special Guest and Plenary Speaker: Professor NICK STERN, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory and Chair, Grantham Research Institute at the London. Former Chief Economist, World Bank and Author of The Stern Review

4:40 pm

Q&A Session - Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta, Moderator

5:00 pm

Session Lecture Exploring decarbonization pathways with the energy policy simulator for India - Topic Expert : ULKA KELKAR, Director, Climate, World Resources Institute, India

5:30 pm

Q&A Session - Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta, Moderator

5:55 pm

Concluding Notes and Thanks -Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta

OTHER DETAILS

Date And Location

Dates and Times

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual & In-Person – Various

Cost

Participants will be able to participate if invited. Participants will receive a certificate from the School of Policy for attending more than 80% of the seminars.

The fellowship program will take place from April 2022, There will be an estimated 12 hours of seminars and workshops, 10 hours of social engagements including half a day of activities in Delhi.

Workshop oriented

PARTICIPATION

Participants will be emerging political and public leaders from across India. They will be chosen and invited based on their ability to impact policy.

Certificate

ENGAGEMENTS & CERTIFICATE

There will be a number of media engagements for participants towards the end of the program. Participants who take part in 80% of the seminars will be given a certificate of participation.

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