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IDS Rising Powers & Rio+ Centre High-Level Round-Table: BRICS & the Green Transformation: Mutual Learning for Sustainability

20th March 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speakers will debate the dynamics and drivers for low-carbon development policies in Brazil, India and China, and the implications for Africa.

Adrian Ely, Deputy Director and Head of Impact and Engagement, STEPS Centre, is taking part in this event and wrote a blogpost to coincide:
More than just a “clean energy race”? BRICS invesment and innovation could lead the way on green transformation

The ‘BRICS and the Green Transformation – Mutual Learning for Sustainability’ round-table will explore the BRICS’ contribution to the Green Transformation, drawing out the positive lessons which arise from these countries’ own experience in this
field. The event will be co-hosted by the Rising Powers in International Development programme at the Institute of Development Studies; and the RIO+ Centre, set up as a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil after the Rio+20 Summit in 2012 to promote, articulate, inform and inspire policies in sustainable development globally.

14:00-14:30 Registration

14:30-14:40 Welcome, Layla Saad (Rio+)

14:40-15:00 Hubert Schmitz (Institute of Development Studies) Who drives low carbon policies: lessons from China

15:00-15:20 Emilio Lèbre La Rovere (Centro Clima, COPPE-UFRJ) Low carbon policies in Brazil: insights from Rio de Janeiro

15:20-15:40 Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology) Meeting multiple energy challenges: lessons from India

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:10 Adrian Ely (STEPS Centre) Diversity of Pathways

16:10-16:20 Nozipho Mabebe Wright (Energia-Africa) What does this mean for Africa?

16:20-17:00 Q&A, facilitated discussion, Leisa Perch (Rio+)

17.00-18.00 Reception


20th March 2014
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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