Chennai Climate Consortium Workshop Series Kicked Off 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘌𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺 𝘌𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘣 4, 2023
Glad to inform that the real work of Chennai Climate Consortium (C3) has taken off with the first workshop on Industrial Energy Efficiency held on Feb 4, 2023 at Chennai.
C3 is an effort started by a bunch of us a couple of months back to accelerate industrial & commercial decarbonization with a city focussed, multi-stakeholder approach. As far as I know, this is the first such city-based climate action consortium led by the industry anywhere in the world.
The workshop also saw the formal inauguration of C3. I thank Nithish Sairam of Illumine-i , Vineeth Vijayaraghavan & Toine van Megen of Auroville Consulting, all core members of C3, for being present at the inauguration. Thanks also to the other core member Ramesh Matham of businessline for taking time to make it later to the workshop.
It was a productive four hours with about 30 key stakeholders on energy efficiency from Chennai all gathered at one place and having in-depth interactions.
We also had detailed presentations on energy efficiency from the following:
Sudharsan R of Armstrong International – Intelligent Solutions in Steam, Air and Hot Water – on the various low carbon thermal solutions available from his firm, including high temperature & hybrid heat pumps
We had delegates from the industry, consulting & support solution provider sectors, all keen to implement energy efficiency solutions. I thank all the delegates for taking time to attend the workshop.
It is now time for the C3 team to start facilitating interactions between the various stakeholders to make decarbonization happen in the city. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂3 – 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲.
(In the C3 inauguration pic, from L to R) – Vineeth, Toine, Nithish & me.
See my LinkedIn post on this topic