BharatvaartaNovember 23, 2021
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158 - India At COP-26 With Vaibhav Chaturvedi | Policy | Bharatvaarta

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every  country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands  for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone  from being a fringe issue to a global priority.This year will be the  26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26.   With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.In the run up to  COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to  tackle climate change. World leaders will arrive in Scotland, alongside  tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses  and citizens for twelve days of talks.Not only is it a huge task but it  is also not just yet another international summit. Most experts believe  COP26 has a unique urgency.   Vaibhav is an economist who leads The Council's work on Low-Carbon  Pathways. His research focuses on energy and climate change mitigation  policy issues, especially those impacting India, within the integrated  assessment modelling framework of the Global Change Assessment Model  (GCAM).  Vaibhav’s recent work includes studies on pathways and policies for  achieving India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and  Mid-Century Strategies within the context of sustainable development and  national priorities, the climate policy–energy–water nexus,  transportation energy and emission scenarios, HFC emission scenarios and  mitigation policy, and nuclear energy scenarios for India.  In this episode he speaks about topics such as India's agenda at the COP  26 conference, alternative energy transitions, changes in the mobility  sector, agriculture and climate change's effect on it, and more.