Climate Week - A Meetings of Minds

Climate change is real. Despite all the recent brow-beating to the contrary, most notably by the Trump administration-led US, it is here to stay – and the developing world (including India) is facing the brunt of its impacts. Acute water stress, heat waves and droughts, extreme rainfall events, storms and flooding... the list of disasters is growing every year. How is the Global South (including India) coping with it? Are climate adaptation interventions working?

CSE is organizing “CLIMATE WEEK – A Meeting of Minds” on its campus from February 19 to 23, 2018. As part of this week, a range of training and outreach activities have been planned. These would include a two-days training programme on climate adaptation aimed at grassroots-level implementation organizations, state government officials, and policy makers (February 19-20, 2018); a one-day workshop (February 21, 2018) for stakeholders focused on different approaches and challenges faced in climate change adaptation planning.

Communicating Climate Change for Development – The World in my Backyard

A 2-day residential training programme for Non-Government Organisations on communicating about climate change  

The civil society in the developing world has a critical role to play as knowledge brokers and intermediaries in the global struggle to contain climate change in innovating ways. One of the key tools for achieving this would be effective communication planning and implementation in this age of new media.

Hence, CSE offers this comprehensive climate communication training programme to the NGO sector, to discuss ground-level scenarios and strategies, understand how new media and communication tools can sharpen these strategies and find some long-lasting solutions for a sustainable world. It will also enhance skills to disseminate information on climate change and development with a – global, regional perspective – by combining local stories and data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the current science and politics of climate change

  • Use new media and communication tools to disseminate knowledge on climate change for development and impact

  • Use data effectively to inform and communicate about changing climate, its impacts, and solutions thereof

  • Engage creatively with other stakeholders such as media, scientists and researchers, agriculturists, lawmakers etc

Programme Schedule

Date:  February 19-20, 2018 
Time: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Neemli (Near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan

Note: CSE will make travel arrangements from Delhi to Nimli for all the selected participants. 

Eligibility & Application

  • This three-day course is limited to 20 participants selected from open application process. Limited fellowships are available for participants working with NGOs at Nepal and Bangladesh

  • Multiple applications from the same organisation are welcome, although they will compete among themselves.

Interested participants should send an email with the following details to Kiran Pandey
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NOTE: This event is part of the Centre for Science and Environment’s CLIMATE WEEK - A Meeting of Minds.  Participants selected for this workshop are also entitled to participate in “Adapting to Climate Change – Approaches, Challenges and the Way Forward - a round table workshop on climate adaptation” on Feb 21, 2018. 

Roundtable workshop on ‘Adapting to climate change – approaches, challenges and the way forward’ 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing one day roundtable workshop on climate change adaptation. This workshop is expected to bring together climate change specialists, grassroots workers, communicators, and adaptation scientists and planners to discuss ground-level scenarios, district, state and national level strategies and find some long-lasting solutions.

Effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. National pledges made by countries under Paris agreement are grossly insufficient to achieve climate targets to stay well below 2 °C and efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.  Adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change is crucial in order to respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening and prepare for future impacts.

Climate adaptation has witnessed a multiplicity of theories, strategies and initiatives across the Global South. South Asia and Africa are among the most climate-vulnerable region in the world, facing extreme weather events. India has National Action Plan on Climate Change and now each of its states has State Action Plans on Climate Change. Other countries in South Asia and Africa also have different policies and programs in place. An assessment of what has worked and what hasn’t might help at this stage. CSE proposes to invite adaptation specialists, grassroots functionaries, development strategists etc to this stakeholder’s round table to discuss and debate the issue. CSE itself has done some studies on the subject, and this meeting will give it an opportunity to present its story as well. 

Programme Schedule

Date:  February 21, 2018  
Time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Neemli (Near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan

Mr. Vineet Kumar,
Phone: +91 11 – 40616000 Extn. 295,