COP21 Side Event: Financing Renewables in India

When: Tuesday 1 December, 11:00 – 13:00
Where: Blue Zone, India Pavilion

This session will discuss financing models for renewable energy projects, related risks, and the perspective of financing institutions. CPI India Director Gireesh Shrimali will discuss the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance, a new initiative endorsed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which will draw on business and government leaders to identify, select, and help implement ideas for instruments that will mitigate risks and drive more investment for clean growth in India.

List of Participants:

  • Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister, Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy
  • Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, MNRE
  • Mr. Tarun Kapoor, JS, MNRE
  • Ms. Soma Banerjee, Principal – Energy & Infra, CII
  • Mr. Sumant Sinha, CEO, Renew Power
  • Mr. Pashupati Gopalan, President, SunEdision Asia
  • Mr. KS Popli, CMD, IREDA
  • Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI (tbc)
  • Dr. Gireesh Shrimali, Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bond Initiative
  • Dr. DK Khare, Director, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Development Agency