TERI-ITEC Courses 2013-14 Course III - Climate change and sustainability



TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/ Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme (SCAAP), government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2013-14. These are: Applications of biotechnology and its regulation, energy and water use efficiency, climate change and sustainability, decentralized energy solutions-planning and implementation, trade and sustainable development, resource security and governance issues, challenges and opportunities, renewable energy and energy efficiency, Integrated approach towards sustainable development.

Each individual course is a three-week long residential programme conducted in India, attended by participants from other developing countries. The courses are designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level government and non-government officials from ITEC/SCAAP countries.

Advantages of attending the course

  • Increased understanding of various dimensions of each course;
  • Development of practical knowledge through demonstrations and field visits; and
  • Wider exposure to India as the course lectures are complemented by study tours.
Course eligibility

Bachelor's degree in any discipline; work experience of 1-2 years

Number of participants - 30

Course details

The course aims to provide an understanding of the various aspects of climate change and its implications for sustainability. It would also address the issues of available mitigation/adaptation options and vulnerability measures. The course covers international and national responses to climate change and market based options for developing nations. It will deal in planning, governance and regulatory issues for sustainable development, mitigation options, and issues concerning impacts besides vulnerability and impact assessment. The course also deals with contemporary issues related to climate change such as poverty, migration and conflict management.


The cost of the course, travel, and stay of the selected participant will be borne by ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India).
Government of India will bear the following expenses for the selected candidate:

  • Return international airfare by excursion/economy class
  • Course fees and book allowance
  • Accommodation - hostel
  • Living allowance @ Rs. 25,000 per month on pro rata basis. Candidates are, among other things, expected to meet the expenditure for their meals from this amount.
For more details visit http://itec.mea.gov.in/

Application procedure

Fill up the ITEC/SCAAP Application form and submit it to respective nodal government department/agency designated to nominate candidates. The nodal department/agency will, in turn, forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India.

The selected participants would be informed by the Indian Embassies of the respective ITEC/SCAAP countries.

ITEC Website


Hostel accommodation for the participants would be arranged at the TERI Retreat or at TERI University.

TERI Retreat is a training complex located a mere 35-minute driving distance from the heart of Delhi in Gual Pahari, Gurgaon. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this 36-hectare training complex is a perfect example of sustainable, green, and productive habitat created through application of scientific methods and technique.

For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator Course Coordinator
Ms Swati Ganeshan
Associate Fellow
Centre for Global Agreements, Leg. & Trade
Resources, Regulation, and Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: swati.ganeshan@teri.res.in
Dr Kamna Sachdeva/ Ms Nimish Jha
TERI University
10, Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Tel. +91-11-2612 2222
Fax +91-11-2612 2874
E-mail: Kamna.Sachdeva@teri.res.in/ nimish.Jha@teriuniversity.ac.in
Date: 28 Oct - 15 Nov 2013
Location: RETREAT, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon
Category: Any Other


Dr Kamna Sachdeva/ Ms Nimish Jha
TERI University
E-mail: Kamna.Sachdeva@teri.res.in/ nimish.Jha@teriuniversity.ac.in