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December 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - December 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm




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THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND NET ZERO DIALOGUES – Net Zero by 2070: India’s Climate Change Journey, 09 Dec 2021, Location: Online.

Program Overview

JOIN SPG for an Interactive Session and to tune into an exciting keynote address and conversation.

Climate change is currently one of India's, and the world's top developmental challenges and priorities. As the Conference of Parties concluded earlier this month, the urgency of addressing multiple issues related to climate change is more than ever before.

Against this background, we are hosting the first of our Climate Change and Net Zero Dialogues and take pleasure in inviting you to a virtual event

    4 pm to 5.30 pm | Thursday, December 9, 2021


    Mr Erik Solheim, President Green Belt and Road Institute. Former Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development. Former Undersecretary General of UN.

    In Conversation with Mr Aaditya Thackeray, Minister for Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, India

    Q&A Moderator: Ms Urmi Goswami, Senior Journalist, The Economic Times


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Breadth Of Coverage


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


The topics will cover how India can transition the country, We will discuss and delve on issues across land, water and energy.

Diverse Participation


The dialogue series helps people engage leaders taking part in the Net Zero Fellowship program.

Erik Solheim

Norwegian diplomat

Mr Erik Solheim is a Norwegian diplomat and former politician. He served in the Norwegian government from 2005 to 2012 as Minister of International Development and Minister of the Environment, and as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme from 2016 to 2018. Solheim is a member of the Green Party.

Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray

Minister for Environment, Maharashtra, India

Aditya Uddhav Thackeray is an Indian Politician serving as Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for Maharashtra. He is also an MLA of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the son of Uddhav Thackeray, an Indian politician serving as the 19th and current Chief Minister of Maharashtra, leader of the Shiv Sena, and grandson of Balasaheb Thackeray. He is the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena. He is senior Maharashtra Cabinet minister and was inducted as a cabinet minister in the state cabinet on 30 December 2019.

Dialogue Series

4:00 pm

Welcome from SPG

4:10 pm

Keynote Address: Erik Solheim, Norwegian Diplomat

4:30 pm

Erik Solheim in Conversation with Aaditya Thackeray, Minister for Environment, Maharashtra, India

5:00 pm

Q&A Moderator: Ms Urmi Goswami, Senior Journalist, The Economic Times

Date And Location

December 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - December 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Location: Online


No cost for participants

Workshop oriented

Virtual Event

This will be a virtual event broadcast through a Zoom link. The event will also be broadcast on Facebook and NewsX.


This program is a public interest program and does not issue a certificate.


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