Courtesy: MIT News
Energy transition is central to the G20 agenda, and during India’s G20 Presidency, the geopolitics and governance of energy have become immensely challenging. What this means is that new technologies, financing and business models are needed for transitions – new tracks for new trains. Financial centres of G20 countries and their significant business communities, like Mumbai, have a critical role to play in creating this new economy.
Courtesy: Gateway House
Significant progress has been made globally in adopting green energy. Technological advances, easier availability of capital and regulatory measures have helped. But progress is likely to slow due to the shocks caused by Covid-19 and the Ukraine crisis. How to continue the green transition whilst ensuring that lower-income countries have access to affordable energy? This Task Force offers recommendations for India’s G20 Presidency.
Courtesy: T20 India
On 17-18 January, 2023, Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Programme, Gateway House participated in the 14th South Asia Conference on the theme “Think20@G20: Towards a Resilient South Asia” hosted by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi. Amb. Bhatia suggests that in due course, BIMSTEC should be given the status of a permanent guest in G20.
The recent Voice of the Global South Summit in New Delhi attracted 125 developing countries, and some tangible outcomes for India to carry to its G20 presidency agenda. It showed India's equity to be intact, despite a perception that in the past decade, India has moved away from NAM and closer to the developed West.
The second edition of the India-Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue, held in Mumbai last month, drew many ideas from experts and government officials on diversifying and deepening the strategic partnership. A summary of some of the outcomes