Responding to Climate Change: India-UK Perspectives
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering






Programme

RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: UK-INDIAN PERSPECTIVES
Seminar held on 16-17th August 2010 at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Monday 16th August 2010


 

OPENING REMARKS

Charlie Walker, Director, British Council, New Delhi

INTRODUCTION

Climate change: The UK and Indian Contexts
Dr. Geraint Ellis and Dr. Suresh Rohilla

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THEME 1: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GOVERNANCE

Chaired by Prof. Ranjit Mitra, Director SPA, New Delhi and Dr Robin Curry, Institute of Sustainable World, QUB, UK

Climate Change and Human Right Violations
Dr. John Barry, Reader in Politics and Deputy Director Institute of Sustainable World, QUB, UK

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Climate Change, Equity and Carbon Space and Human Rights: An Indian perspective
Prabir Purkayastha, Secretary, Delhi Science Forum

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Challenge of the New Balance
Chandra Bhushan, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi

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Governance of climate change action in the UK and the role of spatial planning
Dr. Geraint Ellis, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, QUB, UK

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Plenary discussion for Theme 1

Discussants:

Dr. Sudhansu Sinha, Head Regional Climate Security Project, British Council, New Delhi
Dr. Marie Helene Zerah, Researcher & Head - Urban Dynamics, Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi and
Dr Sanjukta Bhaduri, Head – Urban Planning, SPA, New Delhi

THEME 2: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT 

Chaired by Dr. Sudhanshu Sinha, British Council New Delhi and Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Visiting Research Fellow, QUB)

Evidence of long term climate change at major cities of India during the 20th Century
Dr. Amit Dhorde, Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Pune

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Towards carbon neutral Indian cities  - addressing climate change through green buildings
Mili Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Habitat Division , TERI New Delhi

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Heritage Protection and Climate Change: UK Perspectives
Prof. Bernie Smith, School of Geography, QUB, UK

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Heritage and Climate Change: Indian perspectives
Mr. A.G.K. Menon, Convenor INTACH Delhi Chapter, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi

Urban Development and Climate Change – Case study of Bangalore
Shubham Mishra, Visiting Faculty SPA, New Delhi

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Plenary discussion for theme 2

Discussants:

Prof. N. Sridharan,  Head - Regional Planning, SPA New Delhi
Dr. Geraint Ellis
, QUB,UK

Prof. Arunava Dasgupta, SPA New Delhi

 

On the evening of 16th August, participants and other guests attended a reception hosted by the British Council  in their offices in the LIC Building, Connaught Square, New Dehli, including a tour of the award winning building designed by the Indian architect Charles Correa.

 

THEME 3: CLIMATE CHANGE and RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Chaired by: Prof. Bernard Smith, QUB \nd Prof. Kavas Kapadia, SPA New Delhi

Climate Change Risks: an adaptation and mitigation agenda for India cities
Mr. Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, New Delhi

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Carbon Management and Infrastructure Development: Lessons from Industrial Ecology
Dr Robin Curry, Institute of Sustainable World, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Climate Change Scenarios and its Impacts on Water Resources in major river basins of India
Prof. A.K. Gosain, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

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Climate Change and Energy Policy Scenario in India
Prof. Ambuj Sagar, Chair in Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

Landuse Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation - addressing Climate Change in Urban Areas
Prof. Meenakshi Dhote, Head Environmental Planning, SPA New Delhi

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INTRODUCTION

Dr. John Barry, Deputy Director, Institute for a Sustainable World, QUB