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ऊर्जा बदलाव – A Just Transition Podcast

EP 6: ऊर्जा बदलाव और अंतरराष्ट्रीय सहयोग – Just transition and international cooperation

In the sixth episode of ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi speaks to Dr Ajay Mathur, International Solar Alliance’s Director General, and Swati Dsouza, who works with the International Energy Agency as India Analyst and Coordinator. They discuss the emphasis on Just Energy Transition in the New Delhi declaration at the just concluded G20 summit. They discuss how international cooperation is an important and integral component of India’s energy transition journey and what it means as the country prepares for CoP28 in Dubai later this year. The guests also examined the lessons India can draw from energy transition efforts elsewhere in the world and the scope of international cooperation to drive India’s energy transition.

EP 5: ऊर्जा बदलाव और अक्षय ऊर्जा – Just Transition and Renewable Energy

In this episode of ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi speaks to energy expert Vibhuti Garg, who is Director, South Asia with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, and Roli Srivastava, a senior journalist who works with Thomson Reuters Foundation on issues such as Just Transition, gender, inclusive economy, etc. They discuss the role and importance of renewable energy in India’s energy transition. The guests discussed India’s present installed capacity of renewable energy, mainly solar and wind, and the country’s 2030 target of 450,000 MW installed capacity of renewable energy. They also discussed the social and environmental aspects of renewable energy in India.

Research & Production – Mayank Aggarwal, Hridayesh Joshi | Mixing – Tejas Dayananda Sagar | Art work – Shraddha Mandle

EP 4: जस्ट एनर्जी ट्रांज़िशन में कहां हैं महिलायें ? – Women in India’s Energy Transition

In this episode of ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi speaks to Professor Kuntala Lahiri Dutt, who works at the Australian National University, and Suravee Nayak, who is an associate fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi. Over the conversation, they discussed the role of women in India’s energy transition. They examined how women remain invisible in the country’s energy debate and thus on the need to ensure they are an integral stakeholder in the Just Energy Transition conversation. They also discussed the space for women in India’s rapidly expanding renewable energy sector.

EP 3: ऊर्जा बदलाव और रोज़गार – Just transition and livelihood

In this episode of ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi speaks to Asmita Kabra, a professor at the Ambedkar University in Delhi, and Swapna Sarangi, who works with Foundation for Ecological Security, in Odisha on environmental issues. They discuss about the direct and indirect jobs that may be impacted due to the phase out of fossil fuels and the resultant migration that it could trigger. They also examine the need for finding alternate livelihoods and the possibilities of policies that address the rehabilitation and the re-skilling of the workforce.

EP 2: ऊर्जा बदलाव में सामाजिक भागेदारी – Community’s Role in Just Transition

In this episode of ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi speaks to Rohit Chandra of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Jharkhand-based social activist Gulab Chandra Prajapati to examine the impact of fossil fuel-based energy projects including mining on communities. The guests talk about the effects the projects have on the communities that are directly or indirectly impacted by them, as well as how closely connected their lives are to such initiatives, which also contribute to social infrastructure in such regions. They also spoke on the importance of making the communities an important stakeholder in the Just Transition conversation and emphasised the importance of a Just Transition fund to address the requirements of this community.

EP 1: भारत के सन्दर्भ में क्या है Just Transition? – India’s Just Transition Landscape

In the first episode of CarbonCopy’s podcast, ‘Urja Badlav’, Hridayesh Joshi and the two guests decode the concept of Just Transition and how the idea has evolved in India with the country’s focus on increasing coal production over the next decade. They also discuss the policies and framework that are required for just transition in India and whether that is on the agenda of the government or not. They further discussed the role of domestic and international stakeholders in India’s plans for just transition.

About Urja Badlav

A new podcast in Hindi that focuses on Just Transition in India. It explores the landscape, meaning, and scope of the transition away from coal, its impact on coal-dependent communities, questions around the adoption of renewable energy, and challenges associated with just transition. The podcast also covers the role of communities, the impact on women, skill development opportunities, the importance of alternate livelihood, and the need for national & international cooperation for a just energy transition in India.

Produced by Hridayesh Joshi & Mayank Aggarwal
Edited and mixed by Tejas Dayananda Sagar
Artwork by Shraddha Mandale