India and Europe: Debating the challenge of climate change

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India and Europe:  Debating the challenge of climate change

DCU Ireland India Institute will host an international conference on the challenge of climate change for India and Europe on Thursday 25 May 2017 in DCU’s All Hallows campus.

This conference takes place against the backdrop of an uncertain global context that challenges the progress of recent years, including the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The conference will bring together Indian and European experts to analyse the respective perspectives of the European Union and India climate change and sustainable development. 

The conference is supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



8:30–9:00 Registration

9:00–9:30 Welcome and introduction

Prof. Eileen Connolly, Director, Ireland India Institute
Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University
Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University

9:30–11:00 Keynote addresses

Mr. Jayant Mauskar, Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change
Dr. Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor, European Commission

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

11:30–13:00 Environment and development in India: Global, regional and local challenges
Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses
“Climate change: Reconceptualising South Asia and the Attending Regional Politics”
Dr. Sandeep Sengupta, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
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Prof. Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya, Banaras Hindu University
“Environment protection and the urban challenge: A view from Varanasi”

13:00–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:30 Critical perspectives on environmental change in India
Dr. Satish Kumar, Queens University Belfast
“Tigers, Pirates and Snakes: Survival in the Mangrove Forests”
Ms. Nita Mishra, University College Cork
“Bringing back the feminine: Rights-based approaches to the use and management of land"
Prof. Mallickarjun Joshi, Banaras Hindu University
“Ganga: The Salient Environmental Concerns”

15:30–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–17:00 European perspectives on climate and development in India
Dr. Kirsten Jörgensen, Free University of Berlin
“Low Carbon Governance in India and the EU: Potentials for collaboration”
Dr. Diarmuid Torney, Dublin City University
”EU-India climate and energy cooperation: Past tensions and future prospects”

17:00–17:15 Concluding remarks
Prof. John Doyle, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, DCU