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Jaipur Literature Festival: Climate Change & Clean Energy to be Major Topics of Discussion

As climate change remains at the centre of numerous debates and policies, this festival will feature a wide range of speakers who will address the issue from various perspectives.

Shivam Dwivedi
Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
Jaipur Literature Festival 2022

Jaipur Literature Festival, which will take place from March 5th to 14th, 2022, will feature a stellar lineup of sessions on climate change and the environment. As climate change remains at the centre of numerous debates and policies, this festival will feature a wide range of speakers who will address the issue from various perspectives.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2022

This programme will include, among other things, a session with Bruno Maçes, a decorated author, international commentator, and geopolitical and technological advisor to some of the world's leading companies, who will be exploring the study of an emerging world order that is competitive and driven by the need to adapt and survive in increasingly hostile natural environments. Maçes will speak with former diplomat and author Navtej Sarna about his book Geopolitics for the End Time: From the Pandemic to the Climate Crisis.

Clean energy is frequently regarded as a long-term investment. This investment must be understood in light of the shift in emphasis to clean and renewable energy sources as a new direction in environmentalism.

Rahul Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Future Energies, India's leading Independent Power Producer, is committed to making a positive environmental impact by increasing the share of renewables.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and a driving force behind initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Incredible India, and God's Own Country, will join him, as will academician Siddharth Singh, author of The Great Smog of India. Munjal and Kant will talk about the future of clean energy and climate change. The panel can be caught in conversation with by Srivatsan Iyer.

Simon Mundy, Financial Times journalist and author of Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation, and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis, will speak on the impact of a single person in the face of the global climate crisis. His talk will include stories of inspiring people from all over the world, as well as an examination of the role that each of us can play.

Over the last 500 million years, the Earth has experienced five major mass extinction events, each of which has resulted in the extinction of nearly three-quarters of its species. In the planet's long geological history, life has been forced to recover, realign, and rebuild after experiencing cataclysmic upheaval and existential threat.

Pranay Lal, natural history writer, biochemist, and public health advocate, will be featured in a series called The Urgency of Borrowed Time. He is the author of the acclaimed books Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent and Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses. The session will look at the fate of dinosaurs and species that have been wiped out by extinction events, as well as humanity's role in the escalating climate crisis.

The urgency of Borrowed Time will also feature Lakshmi Puri, former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and former Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, who has extensive experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, negotiations, and as an advocate for human rights and humanitarian action, sustainable development, climate change, gender equality, peace, and security.

Simon Mundy will present an extraordinary storey of people on the front lines of the climate crisis and how the struggle to respond is reshaping the modern world in a session tracing the trajectory of climate change and the struggle for climate justice. Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India by Jairam Ramesh, a politician, economist, historian, and writer, presents a fascinating debate between economic growth and ecological security, emphasizing the importance of the environment in a nation's visions for the future.

Mridula Ramesh is the bestselling author of The Climate Solution: India's Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. The experts will speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Gettleman about the climate crisis, the global economy, and the people at the centre of it.

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