11th Annual Conference on Climate Change Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Date: Sept. 4, 2020 - Sept. 5, 2020

Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai – 400088, India

Sectoral Challenges of Climate Change: Exploring Opportunities for Mitigation and Adaptation

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has
successfully hosted this event every year, starting from 2009. The centre is devoted to work in the areas of equity and justice in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Major areas of work include: climate policy, energy and climate change mitigation, climate variability and its impact on agriculture, rural energy, economics of climate change and natural disasters, economic impact evaluation, climate risk and risk perception, forest resources among others. The annual conference provides a platform for national and international researchers, scholars, practitioners, policy makers and students to present their findings while also contributing to the deliberations and discussions on role of policies and institutions in adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change.

Submission of Extended Abstracts

Researchers, scholars, practitioners and students from all countries are invited to submit extended abstracts based on original research papers with new and innovative results on the broad themes listed below. Please note that the list of themes is non-exhaustive. The extended abstract should be around 1500 words (additionally 2 figures or tables) (Times New Roman, 12 Font, 1.5 Spacing, .pdf version). It should include title of the paper, an abstract of 250-300 words, with the rest of the write up divided to describe: (i) objective, (ii) methodology, (iii) key findings and (iv) summary and conclusion. Please note that paper selection has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Submissions that fully describe a complete analysis are generally more likely to be accepted than long abstracts. The extended abstract should be mailed to the email address: tissclimateconference2020@gmail.com with the subject line “abstract for climate conference 2020” before the deadline (IST).

Conference Sub Themes

  • Strategies for Climate Action (Up to 2030 and beyond)
  • Approaches for Green Economy (Status, Potential and Problems)
  • Sectoral Impacts of Climate Change (Agriculture, Water, Health, Forests)
  • Role of forests in Climate Change Mitigation
  • Loss and Damage (L&D) Assessments
  • Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Finance
  • Sector-specific Adaptation Strategies (Coastal Zones, Forestry, Public Health, Water)
  • Clean Energy Technologies: Challenges and Issues
  • Role of Institutions in Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Registration Fees (Covers Conference Kit, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks during the days of the conference)

For Students / M. Phil and Ph. D. Research Scholars from India: Rs. 1000
All Others participants from India: Rs. 3000
Foreign Participants: Students (Rs. 3000); Others (Rs. 5000)

Conference is open to everyone interested on the above listed theme even if you are not presenting a paper, however, prior registration is required to attend the conference (there is no facility for on the spot registrations).

Accommodation and Travel: Will be provided by the organizers to paper presenters (one presenter per paper) on twin sharing basis. Other participants need to make their own arrangements.

Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 31st March, 2020
Notification on the Acceptance: 20th April, 2020
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 1st August, 2020
Registration Begins (Tentative): 20th May onwards