Indo-Europe Dialogue : Energy and Urban Transformation
29 November 2016
New Delhi, India
Over forty experts on climate, energy and urban development from civil society, politics, administrations, academics, think tanks, and media came together at the Indo-Europe Dialogue on Energy and Urban Transformation, and identified concrete plans to lead the EU-India partnership through challenges of transformation facilitating a sustainable development.
The experts are members of five Seed Communities from India and Europe, a multi-stakeholder group committed to bringing about transformation, through identification of technically doable, commercially viable and politically implementable catalytic projects and building a change narrative.
“India’s story of being a state driven development should shift to provisioning power to rural and urban communities. By doing so, India will move a step forward towards becoming a self-sufficient nation” said Mr. Rohit Brandon, retired principal secretary, Government of Rajasthan at the Dialogue.
Together, the experts are developing a strategic vision for two pressing issues of our time – energy and sustainable urbanisation. The Dialogue was jointly organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India office, CUTS International and Global Relations Forum.
This launches the India chapter of the regional project Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) into its next phase, that is identifying societal coalitions that can shape transformation on a multilateral level. The Indo-Europe Dialogue is a step in that direction.