We’re delighted to welcome Alan Rosling on a virtual meeting on 14th January 2021.
Alan will be discussing India’s climate change policy response and whether India might follow the other leading Asian economies, China, Japan and South Korea, to pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Until COVID-19 struck, India was the world’s fastest growing major economy and many commentators believe India has the potential to sustain high growth over the next twenty years, as China slows. This growth will come at a climate cost and India may well emerge as the leading emitter of incremental Green House Gases. India’s climate response has been impressive, yet its NDC commitment is to reduce carbon intensity by up to 35%, not to cut emissions. Could India do more, without compromising economic growth in a vibrant democracy?
Alan has been an Asia Scotland Institute speaker on two earlier occasions and serves on ASI’s Advisory Board. His new venture, ECube Climate Finance, sets out to help finance an energy transition in Indian industry. He sold his earlier business, Kiran Energy Solar Power, in 2018.
Alan served as the Chairman of Jardine Matheson Group, India and was an Executive Director of Tata Sons. Earlier, he was a Special Advisor in the Number 10 Policy Unit, Strategy Director of United Distillers, CEO of a division of Courtaulds Textiles, and a banker at SG Warburg.