The Jaipur Literature Festival, which will run from March 5-14, 2022, will feature a stellar lineup of sessions on climate change and the environment. While climate change remains at the center of many debates and policies, this festival will bring together a wide range of speakers who will approach the issue from different angles.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2022
This program will include, among others, a session with Bruno Maçes, author emeritus, international commentator and geopolitical and technological advisor to some of the world’s largest companies, who will explore the study of an emerging world order, competitive and motivated by the need to adapt and survive in increasingly hostile natural environments. Maçes will speak with former diplomat and author Navtej Sarna from his book Geopolitics for the End Time: From the Pandemic to the Climate Crisis.
Clean energy is often seen as a long-term investment. This investment must be understood in light of the shift in focus towards clean and renewable energy sources as a new direction in environmentalism.
Rahul Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero Future Energies, India’s leading independent power producer, is committed to making a positive environmental impact by increasing the share of renewable energy.
Amitabh Kant, CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and 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 India’s great smog. Munjal and Kant will talk about the future of clean energy and climate change. The panel can be taken in conversation with 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 talk about the impact of one person in the face of the global climate crisis. His talk will include stories from inspiring people around the world, as well as an examination of the role each of us can play.
Over the past 500 million years, Earth has experienced five major mass extinction events, each leading to 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 suffering 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 examine the fate of dinosaurs and species that were 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 Under-Secretary-General and former Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, who has extensive experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, negotiations and as an advocate. human rights and humanitarian action, sustainable development, climate change, gender equality, peace and security.
Simon Mundy will present an extraordinary story of people on the front lines of the climate crisis and how the fight to respond to it is reshaping the modern world in a session tracing the trajectory of climate change and the fight for climate justice. Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India by Jairam Ramesh, politician, economist, historian and writer, presents a fascinating debate between economic growth and ecological security, highlighting the importance of the environment in India’s visions for the future. a nation.
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 its center.