Call for abstracts: Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
October 26-27, 2013


Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Centre for Science and Environment, under the banner Indian Climate Research Network, are organizing the Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change, to be held at IIT-Madras on October 26-27, 2013.

The conference will cover topics related to the scientific, technical, economic and policy aspects of climate change in South Asian countries, with a special emphasis on renewable energy. This event, the fourth in the series, intends to nurture and enhance a dedicated network of climate researchers.

This series aims to further develop the capacity of climate research and action in India by:

a. Developing an arena for promoting interaction among researchers, analysts and practitioners 

b. Enhancing understanding of the current state of activities and research capabilities in South Asia and thereby identifying key lacunae

c. Deepening and broadening engagement on the climate issue with a particular focus on smaller academic institutions, NGOs and younger scholars

d. Strengthening a sense of ‘community’ among researchers

e. Exploring ways to more effectively link climate research and action programmes

We invite abstracts from faculty, students, civil society organizations and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the South Asian context. Selected abstracts will receive a slot for presentation and poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of different backgrounds.

Submissions should include title, author affiliation(s), contact details and an abstract of up to 200 words, giving an overview of: Context, Methodology, Results and Implications. 

  • Researchers from all over South Asia are invited to send in abstracts.

  • Submissions should be sent to by August 14, 2013.

  • Abstract Submission deadline: August 14, 2013

  • Acceptance notification: August 26, 2013


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 (Please indicate if financial support will be needed for attending the conference. Limited funding is available for travel and local expenses).


For more information, contact:

Indrajit Bose
Deputy Programme Manager, Climate Change
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110062
Tel: +91 7838646929