2nd National research conference on climate change, Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IITM), 11th – 13th July 2011, Chennai

National Research Conference on Climate ChangeOrganizers:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Venue:  Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai


The conference will cover major topics on scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of climate change relevant to India. The conference follows on last year’s meeting in Delhi on March 5th -6th and 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:

  1. Identifying existing institutions and activities that are engaged in climate-related work in India
  2. Developing a common understanding of key issues
  3. Identifying lacunae in science, policy, and action that need particular attention
  4. Deepening and broadening institutional engagement, especially engaging smaller academic institutions and NGOs in local climate-related activities across all parts of the country
  5. Strengthening a sense of 'community' among researchers
  6. Initiating a platform for a dialogue between researchers, NGOs, and policy-makers

We invite 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 organisations.

Selected abstracts will receive a slot for presentation or for the poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of backgrounds.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should also contain author affiliation(s) and contact details. Abstracts should be sent to nccconf@gmail.com by 3rd June, 2011.

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Contact Details:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
I.I.T. Post Office
Chennai - 600 036
Tel: (044) 2257 8000
Website: http://www.iitm.ac.in

July 11, 2011 12:00AM - July 13, 2011 12:00AM