School of Habitat Studies

3rd Winter Workshop on Developments in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Archived


Date and time: Nov. 11, 2019 10:00AM - Nov. 23, 2019 6:00PM


Venue: TISS, Mumbai

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS) invites applications for participation in the Winter Training Workshop on ‘Developments in Climate Change and Sustainable Development’. The Workshop will be held from 11th November to 23rd November, 2019 at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and is open only for Indian nationals.

Background

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at TISS is conducting four workshops under the project for “Human Capacity Building Programmes under National Mission for Strategic Knowledge on Climate Change”, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective of conducting the workshops is to build capacities to understand the multi-dimensional and complex nature of climate change. Of these four workshops, two are directed towards building capacities of climate change practitioners from the social sciences, in understanding contemporary developments in climate science and the technical aspects of mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development. The first three workshops for scientists and social scientists have been conducted successfully with this being the last workshop in the series. This workshop is aimed at building capacities of scientists and engineers in the social, political and economic dimensions of understanding climate change, its impacts, and the required and proposed interventions. A team of expert faculty will provide comprehensive engagement with the relevant scholarship to the participants of the workshop.

About the Winter Workshop on Developments in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

The workshop is aimed at doctoral students, teachers, senior researchers and professionals from the natural sciences and engineering disciplines working in areas related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The workshop will be two weeks long and will include lectures, discussions, case study presentations and short projects that participants will be expected to work on. The workshop will cover political, social and economic issues related to climate change, aimed at an audience familiar with the technical aspects of the subject. Topics covered will include the socio-economic dimensions of climate vulnerability, environmental and natural resource economics, energy and climate policy, environmental and resource governance, and climate justice with a focus on equity and rights.

Instructions for Applicants

Only 20 applications will be selected for participation in the workshop. This selection will be made based on the strength of the application. Participants will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the workshop by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Applicants are requested to fill in the application form attached here and send it along with their CV to tiss.climatecentre@gmail.com by 15th October, 2019. Applicants will be informed of the status of their application by 20 October, 2019. (Please note the workshop is open only for Indian Nationals).

The Centre will provide accommodation and lodging and second AC train fare reimbursement to outstation participants.