Senior International Associate Report (Ambuj Sagar): Meeting Multiple Energy Challenges: Lessons from India
The Rising Powers in International Development (RPID) programme includes a provision for drawing on the experience of senior policymakers and policy advisers. This ‘Senior International Associates’ scheme is an effective way of injecting policy experience from the Rising Powers directly into the work of the RPID. One of the key lines of work of the RPID is concerned with climate change policies in China, India, Brazil and South Africa. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit and the BRICS Academic Forum held this year in Brazil are particularly concerned with such sustainability issues. This report shows how the RPID contributed to these debates and tapped the rich experience of Professor Ambuj Sagar, a senior international associate from India. Professor Sagar was invited to serve as a senior international associate because of his long and detailed involvement in policy processes both at national (Indian) and global levels.