National Climate Change Conference


National Climate Change Conference

Chennai, India
EVENT DATE: 11 July 2011 to 13 July 2011


16 June 2011

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are organizing the Second National Research Conference on Climate Change to be held at IIT Madras. The conference will cover major topics on scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of climate change relevant to India. The conference is intended to develop a network of climate researchers in the South Asian region.
The main goals of this series of conferences are to enhance capacity for climate research and action in India by:
a. Identifying existing institutions and activities that are engaged in climate-related work in India
b. Developing a common understanding of key issues
c. Identifying lacunae in science, policy, and action that need particular attention
d. Deepening and broadening institutional engagement, especially by engaging smaller academic institutions and NGOs in local climate related activities across all parts of the country
e. Strengthening a sense of ‘community” among researchers
f. Initiating a platform for a dialogue between researchers, NGOs, and policy-makers
 They are inviting abstracts from faculty and other researchers, students, and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the Indian context. Priority will be given to abstracts authored by individuals in South Asian organizations. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should also contain author affiliation(s) and contact details. Abstracts should be sent to