11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Since the ratification of the Paris Agreement and the setting of the INDCs, India has become a focal point for energy issues, economic development, and climate change debates. Mr. Pradhan will provide a vital perspective on the challenges a major global player like India is facing in petroleum and natural gas even as it sets ambitious renewable energy targets. Mr. Pradhan will focus on India’s energy future, including the hydrocarbon industry, near-future energy investments, such as state-owned enterprise capital investments and exploration sector liberalization, India’s commitment to the UNFCCC and the importance of energy diplomacy. Mr. Pradhan’s presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A.