India Sustainable Growth Conference

India Sustainable Growth Conference

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The India Sustainable Growth Conference at LSE provides a forum for sharing ideas in this space, as well as inviting discussion and debate.

Lifting millions out of poverty in India requires rapid economic growth and energy use. At the same time, environmental pollution and climate change create significant barriers to success. 

Understanding how to overcome both these challenges at the same time is one of the most important policy problems facing India. It is also a problem that confronts many other developing countries whose policymakers may look to India’s choices for guidance. Any solutions will require increasing support for innovative, applied research within India and building collaborative international networks of researchers interested in this problem. 

The India Sustainable Growth Conference at LSE provides a forum for sharing ideas in this space, as well as inviting discussion and debate. Jointly organised by the International Growth Centre (IGC), LSE STICERD’s Economics of Environment and Energy Programme, University of Warwick and Indian Statistical Institute, the conference aims to bring together PhD students from across the world working on environmental economics, and leading faculty also working at the intersection of environment and economics in India, alongside policymakers in India. It follows on from LSE’s Environment Camp designed to provide PhD students from all fields of economics the opportunity to present new research on environmental issues.

You can register your interest to participate in the conference here, or you can register to watch it online here.

Addressing climate inequality

Old Theatre, London School of Economics

A central issue with climate change is that those who contribute least to the problem are being most affected. This public event will present new thinking on how to design and finance loss and damage funds. It will also examine how these funds might be best spent to protect vulnerable populations against the effects of climate change.

Master lecture

LSE Marshall Building 1.10

Creating a sustainable growth strategy for India

Old Theatre

India is the most populated country in the world with one of the most dynamic economies. It also faces environmental damage due to climate change. Lifting millions out of poverty in India requires rapid economic growth but environmental challenges pose a significant barrier to this. Innovative research and policy can help India navigate towards sustainable growth and provide a global model for these pathways for the world.

Bringing together policymakers, funders and researchers, we will discuss and debate how to build a movement around the promotion of sustainable growth in India, and mark the beginning of a collaboration between LSE and the Indian Statistical Institute in this space.

Research session

LSE Marshall Building 1.10

Participation in this session is invite-only.