UK Launch of Closing India’s ‘Energy Gap’ Report – The Role of Solar Power and Religious Institutions
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 19 November 2018
City Sikhs , Committee Room 12, House of Commons , United Kingdom
Over 200 million people in India lack access to electricity. By closing this ‘energy gap’, there is a great opportunity to address climate change. By advocating for and implementing distributed renewable energy solutions, we can reduce dependence on polluting fossil fuels and champion the energy solutions of the future.
City Sikhs, City Hindus Network, Young Jains and the Office of Lord Gadhia cordially invite you to the global release of a new report mapping the deployment of clean renewable energy solutions in India by religious and spiritual organisations.
Authored by the Bhumi Project, GreenFaith, the Shine Campaign and EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting, the report:
◼️ Provides a first look into how Indian religious and spiritual organisations are implementing renewable energy solutions in their own facilities
◼️ Explores how they might play a vital role in closing the ‘energy gap’
◼️ Recommends how these groups can partner with social entrepreneurs to maximise impact
18:00 Arrival and Registration
18:30 Welcome note from the organising teams
18:35 Short talks from Parliamentarians, guest speakers and audience Q&A
19:35 Summary and close
Location: Committee Room 12, House of Commons Westminster, SW1A 0AA (via Cromwell Green entrance)
Date: Monday 19th November 2018
◼️ City Sikhs is the largest network of Sikh professionals in Britain with members from the second, third and fourth generation British Sikh community.
◼️ The City Hindus Network is a not-for-profit organisation promoting networking, personal development and charity amongst Hindu professionals in London.
◼️ Young Jains UK is a non-sectarian organisation that encourages the discussion and exploration of Jain philosophy, spirituality and its practical importance to life.
◼️ The Bhumi Project works internationally to mobilise Hindus for action on climate change and environmental conservation
◼️ GreenFaith is a US-based multi-faith organisation that works internationally to train, educate and mobilise people of faith for action on climate change
◼️ EPG is an economic and strategy consulting firm in London and Bangalore, which offers economic analysis, strategic comms and market entry assistance.