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Presentations March 5, 2010

National Research Conference on Climate Change

 


 

Common science

A website helps people observe and understand nature while gathering scientific data

by Sumana Narayanan

If there is a neem or jamun tree in your backyard, check it regularly and note down when they flower and fruit. You may soon realise you are collecting data for scientific research.

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), a research body in Bengaluru, plans to rope in people for creating an online database on the lifecycle of various plant species across the country and on the influence of climate change on them.

International Conference on Compliance and Liability in Climate Change Negotiations

Delhi - Indian Habitat Centre, Magnolia Hall, March 1, 2011
10:00 to 18:00

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Date: March 1, 2011

The US and us

Visiting the US, one thing came home to me: the country has very little political will to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Policy makers and media professionals talk about the climate change crisis. But any opinion on cutting emissions, based on historical or even current responsibility, is just dismissed. The public perception, seemingly carefully nurtured, is it is runaway pollution in China and India that will devastate the world. Indeed, talk about serious action by the US is hushed up, for it will play into the hands of the Republicans.

Conference on ‘Green Norms for Green Energy’

In the last decade renewable energy use has increased manifolds in the country. Presently, about 13% of power installed capacity and 6% of electricity comes from renewable sources. The National Action Plan for Climate Change has mandated increasing this to 15 % by 2020.

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Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

Call for abstracts: Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
October 26-27, 2013

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Date: October 26-27, 2013

Move over boys and girls, the men are here: the future of climate negotiations and why India wants the Accord

Somebody recently asked me why India supported the Copenhagen Accord. It is correct to say that the proposed accord has no meaningful targets for emission reduction from Annex 1 (industrialized countries). Global emissions will increase or reduce at best marginally.

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