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South Asia Roundtable: Keys to the Energy Transition

Monday, October 17, 2022 (9AM-12PM EST)

Vibhuti Garg and Swati Dsouza and Simon Nicholas

Monday, October 17, 2022 (9AM-12PM EST)

Major issues in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan include the future of coal and gas and the adoption of new technologies like battery storage and green hydrogen. What actions, financial tools, and policies are needed to advance the region’s energy transition?

Speakers: Vibhuti Garg, Swati Dsouza

Moderator: Simon Nicholas

Vibhuti Garg

Vibhuti Garg is an energy economist and IEEFA Director, South Asia. Vibhuti’s focus is on promoting sustainable development through influencing policy intervention on energy pricing, adoption of new technologies, subsidy reforms, enhancing clean energy access, access to capital and private participation in various areas of the energy sector. 

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Swati Dsouza

Swati Dsouza is an energy analyst having over 8 years of energy sector experience focused on challenges to the fossil fuel transition in emerging economies. She is also associated with the IEA as the India lead analyst and coordinator Her research lies at the intersection of energy transition and climate policy. Previously, Swati created and led the climate programme at at National Foundation for India (NFI) with a focus on rural and marginalized communities.

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Simon Nicholas

Simon Nicholas is IEEFA’s Lead Energy Finance Analyst for Bangladesh, Pakistan and the global steel sector as well as Asian seaborne thermal and coking coal markets.

Simon’s focus is on the energy transition, the long-term outlooks for coal and steel as well as the need for emerging nations to establish financially sustainable power systems to support their development.

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