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Are Bretton Woods Institutions Doing Enough On Climate Action?


May 31st, 2024;  Source: Forbes


In previous articles, I've called for a major shift in the multilateral development banking (MDB) system to enable climate action at the required pace and scale. There is a growing debate about how this should happen, and the MDBs, to their credit, have shown unusual willingness and constructiveness ...ReadMore


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Unlocking The Future With Clean Energy: A Global Imperative


May 2nd, 2024;  Source: Forbes


 It is nearly a decade since the world agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that laid out a course for a more sustainable and equitable world by 2030. I had the privilege of contributing to the deliberations at the Global Stocktaking organised by the UN General Assembly.The SDG 7 ...ReadMore


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What Davos 2024 Means For The Global South


Apr 26th, 2024;  Source: Forbes


Leaders from politics, business, academia and international organisations once again gathered in Davos last week, to tackle global issues and shape the global agenda. As it turned out, three topics dominated nearly every conversation – conflict, climate change and the advance of AI. As I reflected ...ReadMore


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Diverse Supply Chains Key To Unlocking The Power Of Renewables


Mar 25th, 2024;  Source: Forbes


The shift away from fossil fuels to clean energy will rest on the shoulders of another shift that is equally as urgent: enhanced capabilities for materials and components supply, that are well diversified across several nations. Scaling up of the production and supply capabilities is not an issue, t ...ReadMore


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AI Can Power The Green Energy Transition


Feb 26th, 2024;  Source: Forbes


In the whirlwind of technological advances, two revolutions stand poised to reshape our world: the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the urgent shift to clean energy. These concurrent shifts promise to drive economic growth through productivity, employment, and investment. In terms of in ...ReadMore


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What Davos 2024 Means For The Global South


Jan 26th, 2024;  Source: Forbes


Leaders from politics, business, academia and international organisations once again gathered in Davos last week, to tackle global issues and shape the global agenda. As it turned out, three topics dominated nearly every conversation – conflict, climate change and the advance of AI. As I reflected ...ReadMore


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‘We are exploring overseas locations for setting up green hydrogen production’, Sumant Sinha, CEO, Renew


Dec 19th, 2023;  Source: Financial Express


We take great pride in leading the way in India’s sustainable energy transition at ReNew. ReNew, the country’s largest renewable energy company, last month said it plans to Rs 44,000 crore by FY26 to add about 10 gigawatt(GW) capacity. Its parent ReNew Energy Global Plc signed an MoU with ADB f ...ReadMore


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As COP28 Comes To An End, Progress Achieved But More To Be Done


Dec 13th, 2023;  Source: Forbes


The UN’s 28th Conference of the Parties ended Wednesday. I attended the first week of the COP28 in Dubai. Expectations were heavy for this UN climate summit, on the heels of the first ever Global Stocktake, which calls for “increased ambition across all fronts.” Participants discussed those fr ...ReadMore


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Global climate leaders must step up at CoP-28 as time ticks away


Nov 29th, 2023;  Source: Mint


SUMMARY Rich nations must fulfil their promises even as carbon markets are pressed into service and greater corporate accountability is demanded. Dedicated climate institutions and need-based disbursal of funds could help the cause too. As the world gathers for CoP-28 in the UAE, world leade ...ReadMore


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THE WORLD NEEDS A GLOBAL UNITED NATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE


Nov 28th, 2023;  Source: Forbes


I proposed the idea of Climate Bretton Woods a few months back. The reason is simple—Bretton Woods institutions created almost 80 years ago to rebuild economic systems are not able to act fast enough to effectively deal with climate change. But one of the three main institutions I proposed in the ...ReadMore