Breakout Session Day 2

Promoting green and inclusive growth to build back better post COVID

29 October 2020 | 15:45 – 17:15 IST

Background:

The ‘Building back better’ webinar being proposed by IIED, DA and CRB aims to innovatively envision our better future post the pandemic. We endeavour to go a step ahead of the current virtual format on better and greener economies by bringing to the forefront actors and stakeholders who’re already addressing environmental and social challenges practically, through inclusive business/economic models across the country. 

This pandemic, in addition to the larger threats looming over our world, has reinstated the urgent need of strengthening our primary sectors such as agriculture, forestry, construction and tourism – and the goal of creating better sectoral models starts by bringing tested, successful models to this platform and understanding their challenges of scale and replicability. 

The session will delve deeper into the top priorities for building back better and deliberate on the collaborations and pathways that need to be established to deliver on these priorities. Some of the considerations for a green and inclusive recovery are:

  • Building green infrastructure, expanding provision of renewable energy
  • Making global sustainable supply chains more inclusive and sustainable
  • Creating more sustainable food and fisheries markets
  • Sources of finance, both public and private, including potential role of debt relief for the poorest countries

Session Objectives:

  • Agree on top priorities such as creating jobs and economic opportunities, strengthening local enterprises etc. for India and other developing economies to recover better from the pandemic and build resilient systems
  • Identify collaborations and partnerships amongst various stakeholders to achieve these priorities
  • Highlight role of the ecosystem such as financial sector to support this green and inclusive recovery
  • Identify policy action that can enable a sustainable recovery

Speakers:

Devyani Hari

Director
CRB

LAURA KELLY

Director, Shaping Sustainable Markets
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

ZEENAT NIAZI

Vice-President
Development Alternatives

PREM DAS RAI

Former Member of Parliament and Sustainable Development Champion
Sikkim

PANKAJ PACHAURI

Renowned Journalist and TV Anchor

Mr. Kumar Anubhav

Founder
Not on Map (Ecotourism Initiative)

Mr. Shrashtant Patara

CEO
TARA

DEEKSHA VATS

Chief Sustainability Officer
Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Rene Van Berkel,

UNIDO Representative
Regional Office, India

Ms. Jyotsna Goel,

Senior Research Officer
Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability

Mr. Sandeep Mukherjee

Vice President
RBL Bank