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8th Annual International Conference on Climate Change at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Conference Dates: 11-12 August, 2017

Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai – 400088, India



The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has successfully hosted this event every year starting from 2009. The centre is devoted to work in the areas of equity and justice in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Major areas of work include: climate policy, energy and climate change mitigation, climate variability and its impact on agriculture, rural energy, economics of climate change and natural disasters, economic impact evaluation, climate risk and risk perception among others. The annual conference provides a platform for national and international researchers, scholars, practitioners, policy makers and students to present their findings while also contributing to the deliberations and discussions on climate change policy both nationally and internationally.

Submission of Extended Abstracts

Researchers, scholars, practitioners and students from all countries are invited to submit extended abstracts based on original research papers with new and innovative results on the broad themes listed below. Please note that the list of themes is non-exhaustive. The extended abstract should be around 1000 words (Times New Roman, 12 Font, 1.5 Spacing, .pdf version). It should include title of the paper, an abstract of 150-200 words, with the rest of the write up divided to describe: (i) objective, (ii) methodology, (iii) key findings and (iv) summary and conclusion. Please note that paper selection has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Submissions that fully describe a complete analysis are generally more likely to be accepted than long abstracts. The extended abstract should be mailed to the email address: with the subject line “abstract for climate conference 2017” before the deadline (IST).

Conference Themes

  • Strategies for Climate Action (Up to 2030 and beyond)

  • Transitions to Renewable Energy Systems

  • Green Technology (Status, Potential and Problems)

  • Environment-Economy Linkages

  • Climate Impacts (Vulnerability, Risk Analysis and Attribution)

  • Climate Change and Agriculture

  • Loss and Damage (L&D) Assessments

  • Adaptation to Climate Change (Finance, Politics and Regional Planning)

  • Sector-specific Adaptation Strategies (Coastal Zones, Forestry, Public Health)

  • Climate Change Negotiations (Alliances, Climate Action and Equity)

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 5th July, 2017

Notification on the Acceptance: 10th July, 2017

Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 10th September, 2017



Contact details:

Sreeja  Jaiswal   +91 99674 42859

Kashmira Pawaskar  +91 99201 84085