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Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Dr. Amit Kanudia

Dr. Amit Kanudia is a Partner at KanORS-EMR, Noida, India. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His expertise lies in optimisation of models for techno-economic analysis of energy-environment systems in the context of climate change and data handling systems for such m...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

Anuradha Venkatesh

Anuradha Venkatesh holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management from the University of Stirling, UK. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked in research consultancy projects dealing with energy storage and waste management. Her research interests lie in energy economics and climate change studies, ...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Kartik Akhoon

Kartik Akhoon has completed his integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (in Materials Science) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.         ...

Abhijeet Kar

Abhijeet Kar holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from The Times School Of Journalism, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Science (Hons) from West Bengal University of Technology. Prior to joining CSTEP, Abhijeet has worked with ANM NEWS Kolkata, Zee Entertainment Network, Netsc...

Poornima Kumar

Poornima Kumar holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, and she has completed Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is also curre...

Workshop on Training Needs Assessment on Climate Change Regional Dialogue

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP participated as subject experts for Urban Planning and Transport at the Training Needs Assessment Workshop on Climate Change, organised by the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (E...

Climate Parliament Legislators Meeting on Karnataka Renewable Energy Scenario

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Dr. Jai Asundi , Nihit Goyal and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi presented work on a CSTEP report commissioned by the Climate Parliament Initiative- an international network of legislators working to promote renewable energy to combat climate change- at a stakeholder session in a closed ...

Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

CSTEP organised a two day Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangalore, which drew participation from Indian, Nepali and Pakistani experts in the Climate Change Adaptation domain....

Talk on U S Climate Policy and its Implications for India

Dr. Noah Sachs, Director of Center for Environmental Studies at Richmond Law School, and a visiting Fullbright Scholar at the National Law School Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘U.S. Climate Change Policy and its Implications for India’ at CSTEP....

Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Reserach Engineer with CSTEP attended a round-table discussion that was organised by Public Affairs Center (PAC) and Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) on "Climate Change Mitigation: Financing Low Carbon Growth at the State Level" held at H...

ASIA LEDS Forum

ICF International, Climate Change Commission of Philippines and Asian Development Bank hosted the ASIA LEDS Forum in Manila....

Training Workshop on Robust Decision Making

Dr. Jai Asundi, Principal Research Scientist and Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a 4-day workshop on Robust Decision Making (RDM) organised by START (www.start.org) and hosted and facilitated by the Shanghai Climate Change Research Center (SCCRC)....

Talk on Global Climate Change and Local Air Pollution

Prof. Milind Kandlikar from University of British Columbia delivered a talk on 'Global Climate Change & Local Air Pollution: Analyzing the Linkages' at Conference Hall, CSTEP....

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures

As a precursor to The UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, CSTEP in association with Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum organised a Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures at the GRT Temple Bay Resort, near Chennai, India.  The Works...

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on December 6, 2014. The event was presided over by the chairman of the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative—Karnataka (BCCI-K...

Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist) and Shweta Srinivasan (Senior Research Analyst) were invited to present their research at the Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change organised at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on December 19-20, 2014....

Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy

Dr. Sharath Rao and Mohd. Sahil Ali attended a workshop on ‘Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy’ on January 21, 2015 organised by Environment Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI)....

Talk on ‘Adaptation and the Everyday Politics of Climate Change: RISC for coffee growers in South India’

Anshu Ogra, PhD. Student at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi visited CSTEP and delivered a talk outlining her ethnographic studies on adaptation difficulties that are present with respect to climate change....

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Talk by Prof. J. Srinivasan

Prof. J. Srinivasan, Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, and Honorary Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic science, Indian Institute of Science gave a talk on "Can we trust the predictions of the future by climate models?" on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at CSTEP....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

Seminar on Climate Change and Mitigation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist) attended a Seminar on Climate Change and Mitigation organised jointly by the Energy and Wetlands Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), and World Organisation of Students and Youths, December 31, 2015....

Energy, Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist was invited to a conference organised by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (GoK) at the Central University of Karnataka at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on the focal theme "Energy, Cli...

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016....

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP delivered a talk on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on December 5, 2016....

A Study of Energy Efficiency in the Iron and Steel Industry

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) seeks to promote sustainable development through increased use of clean technologies. NAPCC has a mission specifically dedicated to Energy Efficiency (EE) – National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). Perform, Achieve and Trade (PA...

The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth

On a per capita basis, India is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, yet it is threatened by the impact of global warming and climate change. The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth has evolved a macro-model to fully elucidate the inter-sectoral implica...

Study of the Potential for Deepening the Coverage of Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT)

Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the initiatives of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), which in turn is one of the eight missions in the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). NMEEE aims to promote increased use of energy efficiency,...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

Karnataka- Greenhouse gas inventory

This report consists of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Karnataka. It also discusses in length about the climate variability and climate change projections for the mid-term period from 2021 to 2050. The impact of climate change on forests; the agricultural sector; the water resources of Karnataka, as...

Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

On a per-capita basis, India is one of the lowest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitters in the world. However, India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and has a strong interest in having a fair and equitable global agreement for minimising the risk of climate change. This interim report provides a lis...

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in South Asia

Climate change is expected to have a range of impacts on the South Asian region which is regarded as one of the areas of the world most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Assessing vulnerability to climate change and integrating this knowledge with low carbon development pathways in South ...

Sea level rise and climate change exiles:A possible solution

Sea level rise and climate change exiles:A possible solution...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

CSTEP's effort in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability is to provide options for improving energy efficiency and lowering CO2 emissions in several sectors of an economy. As part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency under the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan for Clima...

CLIMATE STUDIES

CSTEP through various projects is engaged in climate modelling, mitigation, and adaptation as part of its Climate Studies initiative. The research includes exploration of options for India’s low carbon energy growth as well as adaptation strategies. In recent work, CSTEP undertook the evaluati...

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

CSTEP organised a two day conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation on August 26-27, 2014 at The Movenpick Hotel, Bangalore...

Climate Trends Green Growth Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Development for Karnataka

Launching of Project and Workshop on “Climate Trends, Green-Growth, Low-Carbon and Climate Change-Resilient Development for Karnataka” on February 23, 2013 ...

2050 Global Calculator

Mohd. Sahil Ali, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended a conference on the 2050 Global Calculator developed by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK DECC), organised by UK DECC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan, a...

Roundtable on Harnessing Waste Heat Recovery in Karnataka

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat (WHR) for Power Generation in Karnataka, being organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change I...

Talk on Climate change and sea level rise

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP delivered a talk on Climate change and sea level rise at CSTEP, Bengaluru....

Training Workshop on Robust Decision Making

Dr. Jai Asundi, Principal Research Scientist and Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a 4-day workshop on Robust Decision Making (RDM) organised by START  (www.start.org) and hosted and facilitated by the Shanghai Climate Change Research Center (SCCRC)....

22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22)

Dr Anshu Bharadwaj, Executive Director, CSTEP was invited as the  National Focal Point (NFP) to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22) organised by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from November 11-12, 2016....

Katherine Batten Collin Green Mark Newton and Varghese Paul

Katherine Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator, Collin Green, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, Mark Newton, Environment Officer, USAID INDIA and Varghese Paul, Senior Forestry Advisor, USAID INDIA visited CSTEP on March 06, 2014 to discuss India's low carbon growth strategies ...

Miki Smith and Heather Harms

Miki Smith, POC - South and Central Asia and Heather Harms, POC - Global Climate Change Initiative at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Bonnie Carlson, Program Communication Specialist, USAID visited CSTEP on November 11, 2014 to discuss CSTEP’s research in low carbon growth,...

Anshu Ogra

Anshu Ogra, PhD. Student at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi, delivered a talk at CSTEP on 'Adaptation and the Everyday Politics of Climate Change: RISC for coffee growers in South India'...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP delivered a talk on "Why is Ethics Important in Climate Change?" at CSTEP....