ICF along with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation recently organized a webinar to highlight the importance of standardizing the process for developing clean air action plans. As part of an ongoing project with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, ICF presented its findings and shared insights from city clean air action plans—including recommendations for streamlining the action plan development process.
The webinar also included a panel discussion with participation from key policymakers, regulators, industry experts, donors, and thought leaders. Eminent domain experts like Ms. Anumita Roy Chowdhury (Executive Director, Centre for Science and Environment), Ms. Karin Shepardson (Lead Environment Specialist, the World B), Ms. Prarthana Borah (India Director, Clean Air Asia), Mr. Krunesh Garg (Member Secretary, Punjab Pollution Central Board), Mr. Sundeep Singh (Scientist and Additional Director, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India), Mr. J.S. Kamyotra (Director - Retd., Central Pollution Control Board), and Ms. Sonal Jain (Technical Advisor, GIZ), shared their thoughts on how to strengthen the air quality management framework in India and steps needed to make the action plans effective.
In this webinar recording, attendees will hear perspectives on:
- The Guidance Framework for City Clean Air Action Plan: Presented by ICF and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
- The panelists’ views on the required institutional framework, capacity building, financing, monitoring and review mechanisms, and the need for strong cross-cutting actions across various levels to achieve the vision of cleaner and healthier air for breathing.
Moderator: Gurpreet Chugh, Managing Director, ICF (India)
Presenter: Rathin Kukreja, Manager, Energy Efficiency, ICF