Memorial Activities

Girish Sant Memorial Fellowship 2016

Girish Sant, a pioneering policy researcher and public interest advocate in the energy sector passed away unexpectedly in February 2012. Prayas and several friends and well-wishers of Girish have set up a fellowship program to encourage young researchers to imbibe his values and approach of high quality analysis, commitment to social equity and emphasis on policy impacts. Applications are invited from interested candidates to avail of fellowships to be awarded in 2016. Details of the fellowship, the application process and selection criteria are given below.

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Girish Sant Memorial Annual Event, 2016

In December 2015, the world’s nations met in Paris for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) and came up with the Paris Agreement – an international agreement that aims to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees C and even tries to limit it to 1.5 degrees C.

The Girish Sant Memorial Annual Event for 2016, held on February 13, 2016 explored the links between the discussions and agreements at COP-21 and India’s development needs and prospects. These links were elaborated upon and discussed by an eminent panel of scholars and practitioners, and were an appropriate tribute to Girish Sant, who worked towards an international climate regime that limits global warming while keeping India’s needs in mind.

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