The automotive industry’s transition into the era of electric vehicles is inevitable as the world moves to net zero. However, as the industry transitions, there is a need to navigate the transition in a just and equitable manner. It should not leave behind long-time autoworkers and communities, support workforce development and skilling and must ensure the creation of high-quality jobs, including for women.

WRI India is organizing this event, which seeks to bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the unfolding EV transition in India and the U.S, fostering cross-country dialogue, and identifying effective strategies that navigate economic, labor, and social justice issues during this transformative period.


  • Ms Bandana Preyashi, Secretary, Department of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of Bihar
  • Ms Michelle Armstrong, Managing Director and Head of Philanthropy, Ares Charitable Foundation
  • Mr Allen Blue, VP Product Management and Co-founder, LinkedIn
  • Ms Seema Arora, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Mr Taj Eldridge, Managing Director of Climate Innovation, Jobs for the Future, US
  • Ms. Ashwini Hingne, Associate Program Director, WRI India

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