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


British Council


The British Council is the United Kingdom's leading cultural relations organisation and India is our largest operation worldwide.

In India, it operates as a division of the British High Commission and has offices in the four main metros as well as a network of nine libraries. It aims to promote the diversity and creativity of British society and culture by helping people to appreciate its vibrancy. Its main goal is to build the UK's role as a leading provider of educational and cultural opportunities by promoting effective education of the English language, while building relationships with people all around the world

It also runs a specific climate change programme under which the Responding to Climate change seminar was organised, as a way of generating collaborative UK, India and Sri Lanka on research low carbon development

Institute for a Sustainable World, Queen's University Belfast

The Institute for a Sustainable World (ISW) at QUB is home to more than 100 active researchers, carrying out cutting edge, interdisciplinary research in areas as diverse as green chemistry, resource management, spatial planning, corporate social responsibility and sustainable design. It seeks to carry out interdisciplinary research which recognises the fundamental links between society, economic development and the natural world, which provides the resources upon which all prosperity depends. It brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to facilitate debate and cross fertilisation of ideas from academia, industry, government and civil society.

Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, Queen's University Belfast


The Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning (ISEP) is one of the fastest growing and dynamic planning research environments in the United Kingdom.  Our research programme is based on the concept of spatial planning and whilst our empirical work is partly grounded in the region, it is built on strong international, interdisciplinary and theoretical references. Our particular strength is the staff team who have built a track record in scholarly and applied research and a wide ranging portfolio of publications, research grants and doctoral studentships. Since 2000, the Institute has more than doubled its staff base, built an international reputation and attracted a stream of major research funding linked to our main areas

The Institute values the connection between our research and teaching programmes and the application of our empirical work in a learning environment, and continues to innovate and develop teaching programmes to reflect a rapidly changing market place, problem and policy context and changes in professional standards.

School of Planning and Architecture, Dehli

The School of Planning and Architecture is a specialized University providing training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. The School has taken the lead in introducing academic programmes in specialized fields both at Bachelor's and Master's level, some of which are even today not available elsewhere in India. The School, in striving for excellence, has always been in the lead in extending education and research to new frontiers of knowledge. Human habitat and environment being the basic concern of the School, the spectrum of academic programmes is being continuously extended by providing programmes in new fields and emerging areas for which facilities are not available, as yet, anywhere else in the country.