Climate Change: Services and Solutions


Climate change has emerged as a defining global and national problem, the response to which needs to be urgently supported through climate services and solutions. India has initiated an ambitious and sustained response at the national level through the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and its eight missions covering different sectors and systems. Gaps in strategic choices can create industrial and social structures that adversely impact the environment and climate or maladapt to future climate impacts. India is at a critical juncture in its development journey and facing choices regarding technology that could have irreversible long-term socio-economic implications.

It is important to generate the appropriate climate knowledge to inform, guide, and support national actions in a dynamic and uncertain environment. There is an urgent need for multi-disciplinary collaboration to connect a scientific understanding of climate change to impacts and effective response. Many sectors and regions in India are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. These include but are not limited to agriculture, water resources, health, energy, ecosystems, food, and urban and rural settlements. India is highly exposed to the risk of many climatic natural hazards such as the extremes of temperature, floods, droughts, and tropical cyclones. The objectives of this course are not to portray a scary future but to focus more on the possible designs of climate adaptation and mitigation techniques grounded on climate science. The course is not limited to lectures by faculty, but 50% of the time is devoted to interactions between alumni and faculty members. These co-learning interactions may result in alumni-faculty strong collaborations towards technology development for climate resilience and sustainability.

Course Outline

Carbon and Climate through Earth’s History
Prof. Raghu Murtugudde and Prof. Chandra Venkataraman

  • Co-Evolution of Earth, Life and Climate
  • Carbon is life and Energy
  • Life consumes Energy and Life Pollutes
  • Carbon and Climate at all Timescales
  • Future of Carbon, Future of Carbon

Disasters and Disaster Mitigation
Prof. Subhankar Karmakar and Prof. Subimal Ghosh

  • Climate Change and Climate Extremes
  • Changing patterns of Climate Extremes
  • Climate Risks: Hazard, Vulnerability and Exposure
  • Urban disasters
  • Forecasting Extremes for Mitigating Risks
  • Structural and Non-structural Measures for Risk Reduction

Climate Smart Agricultural System
Prof. Pennan Chinnasamy and Prof. Subimal Ghosh

  • Climate Change and Agricultural Risk
  • Water-energy-food Nexus
  • Climate Services and Irrigation Water Management
  • Climate Smart Crop planning
  • Surface and Ground water Management at Farm Scale
  • IoT for Climate Services for Farmers and Food Production

Energy and Climate
Prof. Rangan Banerjee and Prof. Anand B Rao

  • Energy production, conversion, transmission, distribution and emission trends
  • Fossil Fuel and renewable sources
  • Mitigation Technology Options
  • Costs, Potential, Co-benefits and Risks
  • Barriers and opportunities
  • Sectoral implications of transformation pathways and sustainable development

Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Prof. Arnab Dutta, Vikram Vishal and Prof. Raghu Murtugudde

  • Warming Targets and Emission Gaps
  • Renewable energy research
  • Green H2 production
  • CO2 capture and utilization technology
  • Geological CO2 storage
  • Role of vegetation, forestry; Potentials of Agro-forestry
Other Information

Prof. Subimal Ghosh (Convener, Climate Studies)
Prof. Raghu Murtugudde (Visiting Faculty, Climate Studies and also Alumni of IITB)

Course Duration :
2 hours per day
(Total 10 hours in 5 days)

Dates :
12th-13th February, 2022
19th-20th February, 2022
26th February, 2022

Time : 6-8 PM (IST)

Registration Last Dates : 20th Jan 2022

Venue : Online
(Link to be shared via email)

Fees : Rs. 5500+18% GST
Total= Rs. 6490
(Payment process to be shared via email)