For any meaningful climate action in India, the 28 Indian states and 8 union territories will have to play a crucial role. They have to maintain nodes of implementation of climate plans. But are the states ready to embrace the national and international ambitions of climate action? Could pushing central targets lead to more tussle between centre and states? Would states have the governance structures and stakeholder capacity for transforming their energy economies?
To understand the role of states in the Indian energy transition, we interviewed Dr. Kartikeya Singh, Director of the Global Energy Futures Initiative at the Climate Imperative Foundation. Dr. Singh has worked for decades fostering energy transition and climate action in Indian states along with helping these states build global partnerships.
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