India’s TERI, The Energy and Resources Institute has released recently about its smart energy policy brief for cities at the fourth Australia-India Knowledge Exchange event held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Sanjay Seth, senior director of the Sustainable Habitat Programme at TERI informed that TERI was supporting UNSW in their grant application to the Australia-India Council to establish an urban living laboratory in an Indian city.
Titled as ‘Making Indian Cities Energy Smart’ the policy brief aims to help Indian cities manage energy footprints. It also focuses on future carbon emissions which is one of the outcomes of a series of knowledge exchange workshops hosted by UNSW Built Environment and its Indian partners. Sanjay Seth, at the fourth workshop, has also discussed the rapid urbanisation that is underway in India, and the need to revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.
UNSW Scientia Professor, Deo Prasad said that there were mutual benefits in UNSW’s Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) developing a knowledge exchange partnership with Indian agencies and GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment).
UNSW chair of the Knowledge Exchange series, Komali Yenneti said that the policymakers and practitioners will be supported by this document with information on relevant strategies, actions, and initiatives on smart energy management.
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