EXPERTS TALK ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Experts discussed sustainable development through renewable energy and India’s scope to capitalise on decarbonisation, at a national symposium on climate change impact on energy production.
The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) and Justice B. Subhashan Reddy Memorial Foundation conducted the symposium at the FTCCI Surana Auditorium on Wednesday.
Narsimha Donthi Reddy, policy expert and climate change campaigner, noted India was the third top carbondioxide emitter after China and US, and the fourth largest energy consumer. He said, “It is important to adapt to climate change by enhancing investments in agriculture, water resources, the Himalayan and coastal regions, health and disaster management.” K. Babu Rao, retired scientist from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), said replacing fossil energy with renewable energy was not a complete solution. “Growth that emphasises environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development should be brought into practice,” he said.
Environmentalist B. Indrasen Reddy, trustee of the Justice B. Subhashan Reddy Memorial Foundation, discussed sustainable development through renewable energy. He proposed to industries to switch to renewable energy resources.
FTCCI president Anil Agarwal, FTCCI environment committee chairperson G. Bala Subramanyam and FTCCI vicepresident Meela Jayadev spoke at the event.
K. BABU RAO, retired scientist from IICT said replacing fossil energy with renewable energy was not a complete solution.