The State of the Environment – #PlanetTalks | Panel Discussion on COP 26 and Locally Led Adaptations in India and Bangladesh Sunderbans


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

The State of the Environment – #PlanetTalks

A Panel Discussion on

COP 26 and Locally Led Adaptations in India and Bangladesh Sunderbans

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Dr Jayanta Basu

Director, Non-profit EnGIO,
Faculty, Calcutta University.
Environmental Journalist,
The Telegraph, ABP


Dr Simi Mehta
CEO and Editorial Director


Prof Souvanic Roy
Professor, Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, and,
Founder-Director, School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management,
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

Prof Andy Large
Professor of River Science,
Newcastle University, UK;
Principal Investigator and Director.
UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub

Prof Saleemul Huq
International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD);
Independent University Bangladesh (IUB)

Prof Manoj Roy
Assistant Professor in Sustainability,
Lancaster University, UK

Presentation by:

Dr Upasona Ghosh
Indian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar

Dr Debojyoti Das
Anthropologist of South Asia;
Principal Investigator, SSRC Environmental Refugees Project


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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.