The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP), New Delhi hosted a workshop on Public Policy for the Environment: New Wine in Old Bottles? Conducted by Professor Shreekant Gupta, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, the workshop was attended by over 30 participants focussing on the past, present and future of environmental public policy. The workshop took place on 26 April 2019 at PHD Chamber of Commerce.
Prof. Gupta, who is also the Vice-President of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics, and has served as the Director – National Institute of Urban Affairs, began the workshop with a synopsis of the environmental challenges India is facing, specifically covering water, air, soil, among others. In subsequent stages, he talked about the existing legislations/standards in India, market approach towards environmental problems, environmental economics, and other interesting facts and figures that served as food-for-thought.
Concluding the workshop, Prof. Gupta mentioned, “Top-down regulatory approaches and judicial diktats have failed to reduce air and water pollution. It is time to consider market approaches such as pollution fees and emissions trading that are being used world over.”
Shreekant Gupta is Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. He is also Vice-President of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics. His teaching and research interests are in environmental economics and policy including climate change. His policy experience is as Director National Institute of Urban Affairs and as environmental economist at the World Bank, Washington DC. He got his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland and was Fulbright Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Date: Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM