TAjay Mathurhe seminar will include a lecture by Director General Ajay Mathur of TERI on ‘The Decarbonization Transition: Notes from India and the Developing World’ followed by a Q&A discussion. A key question will be how to strengthen international cooperation in combating poverty and at the same time mitigating climate change in the years ahead.


Introductions: Geir Hønneland, FNI Director, and H.E. Shri Debraj Pradhan, Ambassador of India to Norway.

Keynote address: ‘The Decarbonization Transition: Notes from India and the Developing World’ by Director General of TERI, Ajay Mathur. 

Plenary discussion

Indian tapas will be served after the discussion.

Please register to khf@fni.no by 29 March 2017.


About the main speaker:

Ajay Mathur is Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), and has broad experience in the field of climate change policies, both nationally and internationally. He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Government of India from 2006 to 2016, and he has headed the Climate Change Team of the World Bank in Washington DC.  He is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and has served as a key climate change negotiator for India.  He was the Indian spokesperson at the 2015 climate negotiations at Paris.

TERI, established in 1974, organizes the prestigious annual “World Sustainable Development Summit” in New Delhi and is a leading think tank dedicated to conducting research for sustainable development of India and the Global South. Focus areas include: Clean energy, Climate resilience, Pollution management, Water management and Sustainable agriculture.

TERI has this month established a Regional Office in Norway hosted by the FNI with which TERI entered a Memorandum of Understanding on research cooperation in 2015.