For the first time in India, SPE is hosting a Summit, where leaders and subject matter experts from industry, government, and academia will gather for a two-day deliberation from 14–15 July at the Shell Technology Centre in Bangalore, India.

The timing could not be more appropriate than now - when countries across the globe are figuring out how to translate their strategies for achieving Net Zero emissions into actionable country-level plans. 

Host Organisation


Source: Shell


Many believe that the global Net Zero pathways are incomplete without an India story in it, where ~1.4 billion people (~18% of world’s population) live but consume only 1/3 of the average global per capita energy consumption. Given the trajectory of growth and development in India, if the Human Development Index of India is to increase from the current levels of ~0.65 to 0.8, its per capita energy consumption will need to quadruple. The challenge that the country faces is to continue on its growth path while still maintaining its carbon emissions at sustainable levels so that it is able to realize its Net Zero target by 2070. The same holds true for majority of the developing countries across the globe.


The Summit will aspire to address the above dilemma but will also engender a meeting of minds on how to bring the global best practices and research outcomes to support and harness a very strong cost, skills and opportunities arbitrage that is available in India. This in turn has the potential to drive win-win collaborations that will benefit the international players while helping the Indian industrial eco-systems to keep its carbon emissions at sustainable levels.

Leaders from the government and academia will present their views and hear from the industry leaders in hydrocarbon, steel, cement and power industry on opportunities for designing a policy framework that will be needed in India to match its Net Zero aspirations and meet its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This in turn will also support various countries to meet their own NDCs by using the India ecosystem to supply their Net Zero projects’ requirements at sustainable cost levels.

The Summit will have the following dedicated sessions besides the Plenary:

Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

Nature Based Solutions (including Biofuels)

Sectoral Decarbonatisation

Pathways to a Sustainable Hydrogen Economy

Panel Discussion on possible Policy Frameworks


Global players will be able to understand how to use a very significant cost, skills, and digital technology arbitrage of India in their own pursuit of Net Zero targets.

Potential collaboration opportunities across different industries and bodies and new business development with a strong focus on innovations and problem-solving.

Address the emerging challenges and opportunities in the Net-Zero space that will also address the long-term sustainable growth needs of India.


Policy and decision-makers

Green energy advocates

Government officials

Business leaders

Energy experts