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SOP India: A Global Event: Speakers & Participants from 20 countries
Responsible Energy Security for India 2010-2050

Ministry of Science & Technology as Co-Host with AABC
We plan to organize a one day event in New Delhi (SOP India) with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Government of India as the partner/host.
500 Participants from 20 countries
We expect around 40 per cent of the participants to come from abroad, from USA, EU (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, etc), SE Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Philippines), South Asia (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal), Africa, Middle East, China, and Japan. The rest 60 per cent of the participants are expected from Indian Companies and Chambers (FICCI), Multinational Companies and Chambers (German Chamber, American Chamber, European Chamber, etc). The profile of the participants is they are leaders of business, governments, diplomatic community, think tanks, investors, media, and foundations.
Conference partners:
BAYERS, Siemens, Emerson, PTT, Biersdorf, Ebeling Heffernan, The German Government (Local Embassies), European Union have been our partners in all the previous Save Our Planet events. Other big names we have initiated dialogue are Reliance Industries, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Aditya Birla Group, TATA, Suzlon, IBM, Chevron, NTPC, ONGC, Toyota, Panasonic, Thermax, ICICI, HSBC, ABB, GDF Suez (France), Hinduja Foundation, etc.
President of India/Prime Minister, India Alternative: Min for Environment GOI, Mr Jairam Ramesh or Min for Sc & Tech, Mr Prithviraj Chauhan

Session  I – Green in the context of Gains
How to maintain Green in a rapidly changing world? With the less developed nations rapidly catching up with the developed world, would they follow the same path of little regard for natural and mineral wealth?Or, would they be wiser and conscious of the environment and the ecology?
Would the Governments balance between their responsibilities to provide growth for its people and their responsibilities towards the future of the world?
Would manufacturers and service providers put priority for Green over Gain?
Take India’s case for instance: Of the 1 billion population, 2/3 of its people are growing rapidly to catch up with the top 1/3. Equally, large infrastructure projects, products, services and resources are rapidly expanding its base to capture the smaller towns and villages. What effective methods or models could maintain “Green” amidst this change?

 Chair: Dr Michael Nobel
Panelists: Mr Ratanjit Singh, Hon’ble Minsiter of State for Road Transport & Highways, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Haryana, Mr Mukesh Ambani, CMD,
Reliance Industries, Theodore Roosevelt IV, Chair of the PEW Centre for Global Climate Change,
Mithika Mwenda, Co-ordinator of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Mr David M Malone, President, IDRC, Mr Achim Steiner, Exec Director, UNEP, Mr Vivek Sahai, Chairman Rly Board,
Mr Ratan Tata, CMD, Tata Group, Mr Y C Deveshwar, CMD, ITC Grou

 Infrastructure – How would project initiators maintain Green?
How would Regulators influence Green-mindedness?
Consumerism - Would manufacturers prioritise Green over Gain?
Protection of Global Green Zones – Green zones exist across conscious and less conscious nations:
How would the Conscious Governments prevail over those less Conscious?
Would the Governments influence Green mindedness among its people desiring growth and betterment of their lives?
Consideration for Weaker Segments, countries and people - How would the weaker segments of the societies be covered so that they are not compelled to live ‘at any cost’.
Waste – If the growth and development of just a third of the world population has generated unmanageable waste, how would the emergence of the next generation of the two-thirds restrict further waste?
Or, would waste be better managed? 

Session II – The Role of Conscience Keepers 
Infrastructure development would change the face of Asia, Africa and South America in the next decade. And that would happen at a more rapid pace than it happened in the developed part of the world past decades, considering the technology and financial resources the world has today. Do we have a roadmap that would make the goal less painful now? Are we in a position to better the roadmap through the learning curve of past decades. 
Chair: Mr Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Hon’ble Min for Science & Technology
Panelists: Dr K P Singh, CMD, DLF Group, Mr GVK Reddy, CMD, GVR, Mr Anand Mahindra, CMD, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mr M S Unnikrishnan, MD, Thermax, Mr R S Sharma, CMD, NTPC,
Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, CMD, Bharti Group, Mr Dilip Barooah, Minister of Industries, Bangladesh, Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State, Telecommunications, Mr Kamath, CMD, Punjab National Bank,
Mr A K Bajaj, Chairman, Central Water Commission
Transport – Railways, Roadways,
Air: With the demand multiplying and the need to support the demand through wider reach and greater reliance on synthetic options, would Green be compromised?
Energy - Power, Oil & Gas, Minerals – How does Green work for industries that are inherently non-Green? Real Estate – Commercial and Housing: Urbanised environment would have to damage Green and Forests. Can you escape this reality?
Manufacturing – Industrial, Commercial and Consumer: The urge to upgrade technologies leads to quicker replacements and building of replaced waste. When the desire to compete is high, how would Green consciousness prevail over business aspirations?
Banking: Are banking laws aligned to choose between funding eco-friendly and not fund eco-damaging? Communications – Telecommunications, Information Technology: Usage of mobile communications and the Information technology would multiply manifold in less than a decade. What would be its impact on Green and how are manufacturers or service providers innovating technologies to make Green inclusive? 
Session III – Infrastructure
How engaging are the conscience keepers in the pursuit to identify solutions than just to identify thepitfalls?
Chair: Soli Sorabjee
Panelists: Ms Suneeta Narain, Head, Centre for Science & Environment, Shri M.K.Ranjitsinh, Global Tiger Forum, New Delhi, Ms. Sejal Vohra, WWF, New Delhi, Maj. Gen. (Retd) K M Kharb, Chairman, Animal Welfare Board, Dr. Jayati Ghosh, Chairperson at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Minister for Environment & National Resources, Sri Lanka
Judiciary: It has played a key role in India to often stop the choke and direct the Governments to take the Green path ‘at whatever cost’.
How engaging would the Judicial role be in a commercial environment?
NGOs – It is not time for slogans – what is the constructive plan to influence change in construction of new economic policies?
Academicians & Scholars – What is the expertise required to truly innovate technologies to meet needs? Students – Is Awareness good enough? Is there a will to compromise lifestyle?
Session IV – Commerce & People
The urge to move up the ladder of the consumers is inflamed by the business communities to showcase what can make the lives better. Can Green escape the burn?
Chair: Mr Jairam Ramesh, Hon’ble Minister for Environment & Forests
Panelists: Mr Tulsi Tantia, Chairman, Suzlon Group, Mr Rajendra Pachauri, TERI, Sanjay Khosla, President Kraft Food, Ms Neelam Dhawan, MD, Microsoft, Mr Amit Burman, Dabur India,
Ms Swati Piramal, Piramal Group, Mr. Raman Nanda, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited
 Consumption: With consumption multiplying rapidly and grater usage of technological products in day to day lives, would Green remain a conceptual term?
Food – Can you avoid packaged food in a globally competitive world?
Water – More water, more plastics. Greater urbanisation, more polluted water. Has a Green model worked? Energy – Are solar or less polluting energy real solutions?
Would the new energy finders fight their way through the established regimes of the conventional energy makers?
Pharmaceuticals – How strong is the case of natural remedies?
If it is, who would take the lead to influence change?
Technology Products: The number of technology products at home and in offices have grown and would grow? And, would be replaced faster. Where does ‘Green’ fit in?
Waste: More usage, greater waste – Technologies would multiply consumption and waste management would further require technologies. Would technology manage waste or further build waste?
Session V – Knowledge:
Greater the knowledge, the greater would be the urge to know, and therefore, test and experiment on the Earth and in the space. Should science and research be restrained by the principles of Green. Live better with what you have than to experiment with what you do not have.
Chair: Mr Abul Kalam Azad, Former President of India
Panelists: Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman Knowledge Commission, Mr P. Ramaswamy, Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology, Dr. Punjab Singh, Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi & former Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO,
Mr Chetan Pandit, Chief Engineer & Head of National Water Academy, Shri Harish Chandra Secretary Aeronautics Research & Development Board, Dr. B.R. Gandhe,
Director Armaments & Secretary ARMREB
Scientific Research – Should research lead to inclusion of greater synthetic?
Education – How is education oriented towards managing “Green”.
If the challenge is grave, consciousness of the damages must be learnt.
What opportunities are being taken to guide the next generation?
Technology Pursuits – If Mars may not yield to making lives on the Earth better, should technology pursuits be restrained from dissecting the Space.
Session VI – Defence
One of the biggest world industry is caught between the moral goal to save the society from violence, yet without violence how would the industry support itself commercially? Who keeps its conscience?
Chair: Mr Farooq Abdullah, MP and Ex-CM, J&K
Panelists: Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Security Advisor to the Defence Minister, Gov of India,
Mr. Dhruv M. Sawhney, Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Engineering & Industries,
Mr Ashok Nayak, MD HAL, Mr B P Rao, CMD, BHEL, Mr Shashi Tharoor, Former Minster of State for External Affairs India, Nikhil Kumar, Former Director General of the National Security Guards, Mr K K Singh, President, Rolta India, Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, Minister for Defence, Sri Lanka
Research & Training – Do we have conscious plans to make “Green’ inclusive?
Manufacturing of Technologies – When the profits are high, who would restraint the multiplication of arms? Not the manufacturers, for sure. Do the bigger Governments have the capacity and the will to restrict territorial aspirations?
Acquisition of Technologies – Is the need for acquisition real or influenced?
The Threat of Terror – If the desire to acquire territories may have gone lower in the 21st century, the desire to use terror as a means to bargain for material supremacy has not.
How would arms be restrained in an environment that has opted for more frequent shorter battles.

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