India Climate Policy and Business Conclave 2013
The India Climate Policy and Business Conclave will be held from September 18-20, 2013 in New Delhi. This annual event, which was previously known as “India Carbon Market Conclave,” is India’s flagship event in the climate finance and carbon market space.
It has since 2007 been organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India; and The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany – with the support from GIZ, The World Bank, and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).
Since its inception, the Conclave brought global carbon credit buyers, investors and financiers in contact with a large cross-section of Indian project developers. It also facilitated the entry of new and prospective CDM project proponents through pre-conference workshops.
This year the Conclave has been rechristened as India Climate Policy and Business Conclave to reflect the evolving agenda in the climate change mitigation field, beyond carbon markets. The participants – about 200 representing a diverse group of stakeholders (i.e. government officials, representatives of the private sector, international organizations, NGO’s, media and academia) are expected – will hence be able to learn and discuss topics such as the current state of global climate change negotiations, climate finance, domestic finance and fiscal initiatives, the future of carbon markets and domestic market mechanisms, South-South co-operations, and emerging business perspectives. The Conclave will also be an excellent platform for stakeholders to showcase the advances in their Low Emissions Development work, and link with like-minded peers and potential investors.
The team of the WBI Climate Change Practice (WBICC) combines this mission with ongoing consultations with the Government of India in terms of advancing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and planning South-South knowledge exchanges to allow peer-to-peer learning of best practices from India.