This session will explore the potential for India-China Collaboration on Climate Change and the Role for Philanthropy
Climate change is a defining issue of our day posing the greatest threat to collective development gains made so far. India and China find themselves at forefront of this urgent crisis, both in terms of development challenges, impact of climate change as well as potential to lead the world to find solutions.
What is missing or not explored seriously is the real potential of an India-China joint climate action/ collaboration. From a philanthropy perspective, while several foundations have been investing in these two countries on climate change and clean energy, except few instances, there has been no deliberate focus on joint initiatives or foster collaboration.
To address how philanthropy could play an active role, the session has been planned to bring together widest possible range of stakeholders, including Chinese, Indian, international philanthropists and social investors to discuss the idea, assess opportunities and challenges and gather inputs for a potential way forward.
- Socialise and seek inputs to the idea of India and China collaboration on climate change supported by philanthropy
- Lay foundation for a larger framework for long term partnership and philanthropic investment and chalk out the role of AVPN to achieve the goals
- Seek champions for promoting collaboration and leadership
Country Director MacArthur Foundation
Senior Advisor-Strategy ClimateWorks Foundation
Founder Green Startups Accelerator
Secretary General SEE Foundation
Assistant Secretary General Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)