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March 30-31: Conference on "Climate Change: Science and Society", at IIT Kanpur
Liberty Institute, India Friday, March 30, 2012

This conference on climate change is, a part of a series of similar events, being organised by Liberty Institute, in collaboration with local organisations and institutions in different parts of the country. The conference at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, focuses on some of the scientific questions surrounding climate change, and the implications on wider society.

Climate Change: Science and Society

A conference organised by

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
in collaboration with 
Liberty Institute
and in partnership with
Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

This conference on climate change is a part of a series of similar events being organised by Liberty Institute. The concept note and background is available here. 


Day 1 : Friday, 30 March 2012

1600-1630 - Tea

1630-1700 – Inauguration (Video Here)

1700-1830 – Session 1: Climate Science

  • Prof. Rajiv Sinha (IIT Kanpur) : Challenges and Priorities in Climate Change
    Research: The Indian context (Video Here)
  • Prof. Rajesh Srivastava (IIT Kanpur) : The effect of Climate Change on Hydrologic Processes (Video Here)
  • Prof. S. N. Tripathi (IIT Kanpur) : “Aerosol impact on climate change” (Video Here)

1830-1900 – Tea

1900-2030 – Session 2 : Climate Change and Health

  • Prof. Rais Akhtar, (AMU Aligarh) : Climate Change and Human Health Scenario: Global and Indian Perspective (Video Here)
  • Prof. Tarun Gupta (IIT Kanpur) : A Panel Study on Personal Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution: Assessing Seasonal Effects (Video Here)
  • Prof Shagnik Dey (IIT Delhi) : Uncertainties in Connecting Climate Change with Human Health (Video Here)

2030 - Dinner

Day 2 : Saturday, 31 March 2012

900-1030 – Session 3 : Climate Change: Politics and Economics

  • Mr. Barun Mitra, (Liberty Institute, New Delhi) : Indian Agriculture: Why droughts no longer turn in to famine? (Video Here)
  • Prof. Sanjay K. Singh (IIM Lucknow) : Transport and Carbon Emission: An Economic Perspective (Video Here)

1030-1100 – Tea

1100-1230 – Session 4 : Climate Change: Culture and Society

  • Prof. Bijoy H. Boruah (IIT Delhi) : Environmental Ethics (Video Here)
  • Prof. A. K. Sharma (IIT Kanpur) : Population and Environment (Video Here)
  • Dr. Ashish Chaturvedi (ASEM Delhi) : Community Based Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation: Experiences from India (Video Here)

1230-1300 – Valedictory Session

RSVP: Dr Vimal Kumar, Dept. of HSS, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Email: vk@iit.ac.in 

Partner organisations

Liberty Institute
4/8 Sahyadri, Plot 5, Sector 12
Dwarka, New Delhi-110078. India
Tel: 011-28031309
Websites: www.InDefenceofLiberty.org| www.EmpoweringIndia.org

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Regional Office, South Asia
USO House, 6 Special Institutional Area
New Delhi-110067. India
www.freiheit.org| www.southasia.fnst.org

This article was published in the Liberty Institute on Friday, March 30, 2012.
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