CESS to host climate change conference from today


Impact of climate change on human and natural ecosystems to be discussed

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is collaborating with the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), Centre for Economic and Social Sciences (CESS) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), India, to organise the 10th INSEE Biennial Conference from November 6 to 8 here at Begumpet.

The INSEE-CESS International Conference on ‘Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses’ would focus on providing a platform for inter-disciplinary engagement on these issues and obtain contributions from students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.

The conference is supported by the Government of Telangana, the TATA Trusts and other agencies, said CESS Director E. Revathi on Tuesday.

Policy options

INSEE president K.N. Ninan would deliver the presidential address, while NIRDPR Director-General W.R. Reddy would be one of the guests of honour at the conference. The conference would discuss the likely impact of climate change on human and natural ecosystems, and its impact on different sectors and sections of the society. It evaluates the alternatives and policy options to address the risks posed by climate change and extreme weather events, said INSEE secretary Jeena T. Srinivasan.

About 200 participants from different parts of India, including a few from other countries, would take part in various plenary, technical and panel discussions on specific topics.

As part of the conference, a panel from the Centre for Wage Employment (CWE), NIRDPR, would discuss the ‘MGNREGA Contribution to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Mitigation’.

Adaptation needs

“The MGNREGS is one of the most extensive programmes with high potential to address the adaptation needs of rural India to climate change. It also contributes globally by promoting large-scale plantations in rural India. Our panel will discuss many such contributions of the MGNREGS to climate change adaptation and mitigation at a national scale,” said Jyothis Sathyapalan, Head of the Centre for Wage Employment (CWE), NIRDPR.

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