Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward

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Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward
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Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward

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Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward | An Online International Monsoon School Program | A Six-Week Immersive Online Introductory Certificate Training Course | August-September 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning

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#IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online International Monsoon School Program

A Six-Week Immersive Online Introductory Certificate Training Course on

Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: August (5, 12, 19, 26), September (2, 9), 2023
Six Consecutive Saturday
Time: 3 – 5 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom
Teaser: https://youtu.be/87R4zdv0_bY

Course Fee: INR 7000 (inclusive of GST)
Discounted Fee:
For Professionals: INR 5600 | For Students: INR 4200

Additionally, Bulk Discounts can be availed for groups of more than 5 participants

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In the Anthropocene, if there is one thing that is going to shape the realpolitik of the world in the coming decades, then it can be summed up into two words – Climate Change.

Climate change is an intricate and far-reaching phenomenon that has profound implications in every corner of the globe, including the Indian subcontinent. It encompasses the gradual rise in Earth’s average surface temperature, primarily driven by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrialization. While the impacts of climate change are being experienced worldwide, certain regions, including the Indian subcontinent, are particularly vulnerable to its effects. The Indian subcontinent stands as one of the most climate-vulnerable nations due to its expansive population, widespread poverty, and heavy reliance on agriculture and natural resources.

The Indian subcontinent has a diverse geographical landscape, encompassing vast deserts, fertile plains, towering mountain ranges, and an extensive coastline. Anthropogenic reasons for extreme weather events, including scorching heatwaves, devastating droughts, destructive floods, agricultural losses, and formidable cyclones, have gripped the country. With climate change projected to exacerbate these already severe weather events, the region faces significant social, economic, and environmental consequences. The Indian subcontinent is grappling with a complex web of interrelated climate change impacts, demanding a coordinated and sustained response from various stakeholders, including individuals, organizations, communities, governments, civil society, and the private sector.

In light of these pressing challenges, the IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), is proud to introduce a transformative course designed to catalyze discussions on climate change in the Indian subcontinent & countries of South Asia and foster effective awareness, adaptation and mitigation strategies. This course offers participants a unique opportunity to delve into essential approaches and innovative solutions, enabling the region to cope effectively with these challenges and construct a more resilient future.

Join us in this vital initiative to address climate change in the Indian subcontinent head-on, equipping ourselves with the knowledge, strategies, and tools necessary to forge a sustainable and resilient future for the region.


The program presents a comprehensive course on climate change that delves into a wide range of themes, providing a holistic understanding of these global challenges:

• Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Policy Interventions
• Climate Change Assessment and Economic Impact
• Observable Calamities due to Climate Change
• Climate Justice and Equity 
• Alternative Energy Solutions
• Just Transition to a Sustainable Planet

For Whom

This course is for anyone with a keen interest in environmental & climate change and development studies. Working professionals, civil society activists, sustainability enthusiasts, researchers, and post-graduate and undergraduate students, especially from the South Asian region would benefit from this course.

Benefits of taking the Course

Participants would:
• Learn from globally renowned scholars, and practitioners.
• Gain first-hand insights and networking opportunities
• Get course outline and reading list from the experts for learning
• Get access to session videos for 15 days
• Receive a certificate of completion
• Have the opportunity to publish their essays on the IMPRI Insights Blog, which features the articles of eminent people from around the globe.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Specimen of the Certificate

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Program Experts

Chair: Mr Tikender Singh Panwar, Senior Fellow, IMPRI; Former Deputy Mayor, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Mr Soumya Dutta, Co-Convener, South Asian People’s Action on Climate Crisis (SAPACC), New Delhi

Mr Arjuna Seneviratne, Board Member, Climate Action Network of South Asia; Development Consultant Energy Forum, Sri Lanka

Dr Bama Dev Sigdel, Visiting Professors of Economics, Program Director, Centre for Policy Studies & Rural Development, Kalimati Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor and Director, Centre on South and South East Asia Multidisciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South, AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand (TBC)

Dr Jabir Syed, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Prof Rekha Nianthi, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Mr Himanshu Shekhar, Senior Editor (Political and Current Affairs), New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV India), New Delhi

Prof Anil K Gupta, Professor & Head, ECDRM; HoD, Director of Projects & Centre of Excellence & International Cooperation, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi

Dr Reazul Ahsan, Associate Professor, Urban Ecology Program, University of Utah Asia Campus, Incheon, South Korea

Ms Bhargavi S Rao, Trustee & Senior Fellow, Environment Support Group (ESG), Bengaluru

Mr K J Joy, Founding Member and Senior Fellow, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune

Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI (Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra); Vice-President, Indian Association of Women Studies (IAWS)

Mr Ashish Kothari, Founder-member, Kalpavriksh, Pune

Dr Aditya Guisain, Principal Environmental Specialist, Environmental Management Centre, Mumbai

Mr Srinivas Krishnaswamy, CEO, Vasudha Foundation India, New Delhi (TBC)

Mr Deependra Pourel, Environmental Architect & Founder, Design Studio, Bhutan; Affordable Housing Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bhutan

Prof Sanjeevi Shanthakumar, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Research Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mr T K Arun, Senior Journalist and Columnist, New Delhi

Dr Simi Mehta, CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI
Dr Arjun Kumar, Director, IMPRI

Course Schedule

Program Time Structure
Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward
5 August- 9 September 2023 | IMPRI#WebPolicyLearning
Time Slot (IST)Session TopicExpert
Week 1 | August 5, 2023 | Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Policy Interventions
3:00-3:40 PMContextualizing Climate Change in South Asia with a special focus on its ImpactMr Soumya Dutta
3:40-4:20 PMGender and Climate ChangeProf Vibhuti Patel
4:20-5:00 PMClimate Change, Policy Intervention & Sustainable DevelopmentDr Bamadev Sigdel
Week 2 | August 12, 2023 | Climate Change Assessment and Economic Impact
3:00-3:40 PMClimate Change and Economic Opportunities in South AsiaProf Joyashree Roy
3:40-4:20 PMClimate Change and Its Implication for the Economy in PakistanDr Jabir Syed
4:20-5:00 PMClimate Change Assessment and Economic ImpactsProf Rekha Nianthi
Week 3 | August 19, 2023 | Observable Calamaties Due to Climate Change
3:00-3:40 PMReporting Observable Calamaties due to Disasters and Climate ChangeMr Himanshu Shekhar
3:40-4:20 PMUnderstanding Climate Change and various forms of DisastersProf Anil K Gupta
4:20-5:00 PMClimate Migration and its Impact on Poor and Marginalized Communities: A Case Study from BangladeshDr Reazul Ahsan
5:00-5:40 PMClimate Change and WaterMr K J Joy
Week 4 | August 26, 2023 | Climate Justice and Equity
3:00-3:40 PMClimate Justice and Equity: Indian Ground RealitiesMs Bhargavi S Rao
3:40-4:20 PMClimate Change, Water Resources and the Indian Ocean Region: Findings from SrilankaMr Arjuna Seneviratne
4:20-5:00 PMEco Swaraj and Alternate Developments: Towards Rainbow RecoveryMr Ashish Kothari
Week 5 | September 2, 2023 | Alternative Energy Solutions
3:00-3:40 PMIndia’s Transition Journey to Cleaner EnergyDr Aditya Gusain
3:40-4:20 PMThe Current State of Play of Energy Transition in IndiaMr Srinivas Krishnaswamy
4:20-5:00 PMAffordability, Energy and Efficiency: A Particular Focus on Housing in BhutanMr Deependra Pourel
Week 6 | September 9, 2023 | Just Transition to Sustainable Planet
3:00-3:40 PMValedictory Session: Towards Sustainable Environment in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in Law and Policy MakingProf Sanjeevi Shanthakumar
3:40-4:20 PMJust Transition to Clean Energy: Experiences of BangladeshDr Khondaker Golam Moazzem
4:20-5:00 PMNeeded, a Paradigm Shift in the Climate DiscourseMr T K Arun

Participants List & Details

Participant List & Details
Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward
An Online International Monsoon School Program | A Six-Week Immersive Online Introductory Certificate Training Course
August- September, 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Full NameDesignationOrganisationLocation (City/Town/Village etc)Country
AartiStudentKIRORI MAL COLLEGE (DELHI UNIVERSITY)Currently Delhi, but belongs to HaryanaIndia
Aasthaba JadejaUndergrad StudentKishinchand Chellaram CollegeMumbaiIndia
Abiramy BalasubramaniyamTeacherAsian International SchoolColomboOutside India
Adaikalam Lesley JesurajanProgramme OfficerUNHCRColomboOutside India
Adith Gopala KrishnaStudentAzim premji UniversityBangaloreIndia
Aditi RajSenior Research AnalystCRISILPuneIndia
Aishwarya IyerWriter and researcherFreelancerIndia
ALOK VAJPEYILead, Knowledge Management and Core GrantsPopulation Foundation of IndiaNew DelhiIndia
Amit AgrawalSr. ESG Research AnalystCrisil Ltd.PuneIndia
Ashish ManjunathInnovation OfficerWaterAid IndiaDelhi, BengaluruIndia
Chandrika AryaResearch ScholarUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
Debjani BarmanManager-ResearchBal Raksha Bharat (also known as Save the Children)KolkataIndia
Devadyumn Singh SinverStudentSchoolJaipurIndia
Dr Md Tariqul IslamAssociate Professor, Radiology & ImagingSheikh Hasina National Institute Of Burn & Plastic SurgeryBangladesh
Dr. Nandini SrivastavaCEOAatapi Seva FoundationVadodaraIndia
Dr. PRIYANKA PURIASSOCIATE PROFESSORMiranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007DELHIIndia
Dr. Srishty KasanaAssistant ProfessorDaulat Ram College, University of DelhiDelhiIndia
Gunpreesh KaurEconomics graduate from NMIMSNAMumbaiIndia
Harshaa KawatraStudentIMPRIDelhiIndia
Inayat kapoorStudentLady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi UniversityNew DelhiIndia
Jiyan RoytalukdarStudentQueen Mary University of LondonJaipurIndia
Kanchan KanwalStudentUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
Karishma TalrejaResearch ScholarUniversity of MumbaiMumbaiIndia
Komal KejriwalStudent of Masters in EconomicsSt. Xavier’s University KolkataKolkataIndia
Madhur SinghEditor, IndiaEco-BusinessBangaloreIndia
Manoj Pastam Kumararchitect and urban plannerpolitoHyderabadIndia
Mansi GargArchitect PlannerIMPRIDelhiIndia
Md ShahidProject ManagerGive Me Trees TrustDelhiIndia
Md Shamshad Parwez
Megha PhadkayAssistant Climate Policy ResearcherPIC (Pune International Center)PuneIndia
MITAN SHRIVASTAVPost Graduation Student(Political Science)Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
Mohammad Hasan AliAdvocateJudge’s Court, Chattogram, BangladeshChattogram, BangladeshOutside India
Ms. Vinita FernandesAssistant ProfessorSt. Andrews College of Arts, Science and CommerceMumbaiIndia
Mukta DeodharResearch AssociateWELL LabsPuneIndia
Nanayakkara Wellalage Srimalee NanayakkaraAdministrative officerUniversity of PeradeniyaSri LankaOutside India
Navendu MishraSenior Consultant – Research, Policy and StrategyIndependent ConsultantNew DelhiIndia
Nikita BhardwajStudentDelhi UniversityGurgaonIndia
NIRJHAR DASStudentAssam University, SilcharSilchar, Cachar, AssamIndia
Nishkalp ShuklaStudentKirori Mal CollegeNew DelhiIndia
Nitasha MalhotraAssociate ProfessorUniversity lof DelhiDelhiIndia
Nitesh RaiSenior Research AnalystObjectWinPuneIndia
NITHYA SHREE HStudentSSN college of engineeringChennai/Tamil NaduIndia
Nitya KuchimanchiInternIMPRIMumbaiIndia
Panagodage Wasana Surandi FernandoLecturer (Probationary)university of Ruhuna, Sri LankaKalutaraOutside India
Prakriti KandwalStudentSouth Asian universityNoidaIndia
Prashanth GouthamSenior DirectorAppViewXChennaiIndia
Prashi GargoOnline CoordinatorTRFJorhat, AssamIndia
Priyanka NegiResearch internIMPRIDelhiIndia
Priyasha SharmaStudentUCLGhaziabadIndia
R K NikhilDPMBRLPSBettiahIndia
Rashadul HasanLead, Refugee Studies UnitBRAC University Centre for Peace and JusticeDhakaBangladesh
Ravi MahatoStudentIGNOUjamshedpurIndia
Riya RajvanshiStudentIMPRINoidaIndia
sakshi sanjay ugalestudentjawaharlal nehru universitydelhiIndia
Satyam TripathiStudentIMPRIKanpurIndia
Seema NihalaniAssistant ProfessorParul UniversityVadodaraIndia
Serayna SolankiCoordinatorHOME Alliance / Heinrich Boell FoundationLondon, UKOutside India
Sharon JacobProgram managerPlan IndiaDehradunIndia
Soumita ChatterjeeVolunteerAMCAKolkataIndia
Tariqul IslamAssociate Professor, Radiology & ImagingSheikh Hasina National Institute Of Burn & Plastic SurgeryBangladesh
TrinathDirectorEnergy Advisory services pvt ltdINIndia
Urvashi JoshiRisk AdvisorFree Lance Risk ProfessionalMumbaiIndia
Vaidehi PatilInformation designerSrishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, BangalorePuneIndia
Vaishali SinghPh.D. Research ScholarHPNLU, ShimlaChandigarhIndia
Vaishnavi VaradarajanSouth Asia Community OrganiserInternational Accountability ProjectNew DelhiIndia
Venkatraman R InumulaSr. VPSelfIndia
Vithita JhaResearch ScholarVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
Yamini KhandelwalAssistant tutorByjusAlwarIndia
आशुतोष पौडेलStudentInstitute of Engineering,Pulchowk CampusNepal

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