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Sir David King is visiting India 15 - 17 March

UK climate change envoy, Sir David King, will visit India to further enhance UK-India bilateral cooperation on energy and climate change.


Following the successful Paris agreement on climate change, Sir David King is visiting India from 15 - 17 March, to strengthen UK-India collaboration on energy and climate. He will meet with Indian government officials and business leaders and will give speeches at the opening of the India Smart Grid Forum Week and the 9th FICCI India Climate Policy and Business Conclave.

Sir David King, the UK Special Representative on Climate Change, said:

I am delighted to be returning to India so soon after the signing of the historic climate change agreement in Paris.

I will be meeting with stakeholders to take forward the India-UK partnership on energy and climate. India and the UK are working to provide secure, affordable and sustainable energy for our citizens. Working together we can achieve this in a way that is good for our economies and good for the environment.

Sir David will also inaugurate the UK Trade and Investment stand at the India Smart Grid Forum Week where six British companies from the field of smart grids are showcasing their innovations. He will also meet British and Indian businesses to discuss commercial opportunities in clean energy and low carbon technology.

Further information

Sir David King will speak at the inaugural session of the India Smart Grid Week,

Date 16 March
Time 10:00 AM
Place Maneskshaw Centre, Zorawar Auditorium

He will inaugurate the UKTI Stand at the event at 11:30 AM.

Sir David will also speak at the following events:

Events Date Time Place
9th FICCI India Climate Policy & Business Conclave – “Innovative Instruments to Mobilise Climate Finance” 15 March 13:30 hrs Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre
Launch Event of the Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition report - “Unleashing private investment in rooftop solar in India” 17 March 15:00 hrs Claridges Hotel

For media queries, please contact:

Stuart Adam, Head,
Press and Communications
British High Commission, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411

Mail to: Kazim Rizvi

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Published 14 March 2016