An interview with Kalikesh Deo MP, Odisha

Kalikesh Singh Deo MP, who represents the Bolangir constituency of Odisha for the BJD, has been a key member of the Climate Parliament group of legislators in the Indian Parliament for the last four years, and has played a crucial role in several legislative campaigns on renewables, climate, and energy access. In this interview, he discusses his latest initiative: an ambitious roadmap for sustainable development of clean energy sources for all. Q: Tell us more about this initiative of yours. I have recently initiated a detailed and comprehensive study for my constituency Bolangir in the state of Odisha on developing a low carbon development roadmap focussing on the energy challenges. We

Welcome to our new India researcher!

We're delighted to announce a new addition to the Climate Parliament team, Ms Taruna Idnani, who will be joining our India team as our new Researcher. Taruna is based in New Delhi having almost five years of work experience in the renewable energy sector. She has previously worked as a senior executive with Inox Renewables Limited, one of the fastest-growing Independent Power Producers in India. As well as a postgraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Taruna has studied at the Freie University of Berlin, working in the field of energy policy research after receiving a DAAD scholarship. In her new role of researcher for the South Asian team, T

Building a low-carbon India

Can we combine climate-sensitive development with a commitment to building a modern, prosperous and equal society free of poverty, discrimination and injustices, in which every citizen can have access to food, energy, and education? The answer, of course, is yes - and in fact, argue two Climate Parliament MPs, India cannot hope to eradicate poverty and ensure equity for all unless it commits to a low-carbon development model. At the outset, it should be clear that India's development issues and challenges are intimately linked with climate issues, both nationally and at the local level. As the second most populous country in the world, and one still hamstrung by energy poverty and weak energ

Convening our MP network in Chile

The Chilean network of the Climate Parliament held a very productive lunch briefing, hosted by the Vice-Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies, at the Congress in Valparaíso. MPs in attendance included Patricio Vallespín, Andrea Molina, Daniel Melo, Luis Lemus, Issa Kort and Marcelo Chávez. Dr. Sergio Missana, Regional Director for Latin America of the Climate Parliament, held a presentation focused on recent information on climate change in the region, fossil fuel subsidies and regional interconnections. The Steering Committee for the Chilean group was elected: Patricio Vallespín, Christian Democrat, First Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies (Chair); Andrea Molina, Unión Demócrata Inde

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