TERI-DST training programme on 'The Science of Climate change and low carbon development strategies'
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), would be conducting four training programmes under the scheme of "National Programme for training of Scientists and Technologists working in Government Sector" in 2018-2019.
The broad objectives of the training programmes are:
- To enable scientists and technologists to understand the emerging policies, practices and implementation mechanisms in the field of Sustainable development, energy, sustainable habitats and climate change,
- Create awareness about new policies, practices and business models that enable application of science and technology with the view to achieve sustainability,
- To enhance the knowledge and skills of participants and provide them multi-disciplinary perspective and a solutions based approach.
We all are facing consequences of transition phase of climate; new steady state is yet to come. India needs preparedness and resilience. The local actors can play major role in dealing with this situation- local officials around the nation will be targeted in this programme, they will be trained in basic knowledge of Climate Induce disasters and its preparedness. Local Government officials can outlines the challenges of their cities/areas in more specific manner and after this training they can work on specific actions to build resiliency.
The programme will be divided into three modules-
Module 1: Science of climate Change
This will provide the basic understanding of scientifically and modeling aspects of Climate Change. The aim is to impart knowledge to the participant about how the climate system works as a whole.
Scientific physical basis is the fundamental of all climate related planning hence this knowledge is crucial for region and local level climate resilience planning.
Module 2: Climate resilience and Mitigation
Understanding local impacts is necessary, problems and consequences have different scales and need different levels of planning.
Hence targeted planning and resilience building is important. The module will focus on impact assessment strategies, vulnerability assessments and resilience planning.
Module 2a: Mitigation: Co-benefit approach
Adaptation is not enough, reducing emissions are also important. Benefit of increasing community resilience while reducing overall emissions. Energy efficiency in transportation and building systems
Module 3: Accounting for Climate Change in government Investments and Planning
Mainstreaming climate risk in infrastructure planning, Climate insurance and Incentives for local policy implementation and investments in hazard-prone areas would be the core focus of the programmes.
The course would also include local field trips
Course Dates with Duration in Weeks
From: 7 January 2019
To: 18 January 2019
In weeks: 2 weeks
Who can Apply
Scientists / technologists holding scientific posts / working in Scientific Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India and State Government, Autonomous Institutions / Public Sector Undertakings of Central / State Governments, Research and Development Institutions / Research Laboratories of Central / State Governments, Central / State Universities, State Science & Technology Councils.
For details visit here
How to Apply
Kindly download the Application Form and send the filled application form to Dr. Kamna Sachdeva/ Dr Anu R Sharma at email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Ms Swati Ganeshan at email@example.com.