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Climate Change Conference Programme, Mumbai, Oct 14, 2011
Liberty Institute India Friday, October 14, 2011

Press Release
Conference on Climate Change being organised by Liberty Institute, along with partner organisations, at the University of Mumbai, on October 14, 2011. International scholars will deliberate on issues like climate science, sea level changes, monsoon and its impact, geological evidence, and climate related policies. This conference is a part of a broader initiative on climate change and economic policy undertaken by Liberty Institute, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann – Stiftung fur die Freiheit.

Liberty Institute

in collaboration with the

Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of Mumbai

INSTUCEN- India Study Centre,


in partnership with 

Friedrich Naumann – Stiftung fur die Freiheit,

are hosting this conference on


Climate Change: Shifting Science and Changing Policy


 Phirozeshah Mehta Building, Mumbai University,

Vidyanagari, Kalina

(location map is given below)

14 October 2011


Participation is by invitation only. Please send your contact details by email to Or please register here.


The objectives of this conference, and the concept note are available here.



(as of 1 October 2011)


9 am to 9.30 am         :           Registration


9.30 am to 11 am       :  Session 1: Climate science (Abstracts and Biographies)     

                                    Welcome: Prof Mugdha Karnik, Director, Centre for Extra Mural Studies

                                    Inauguration: Prof S. B. Chaphekar, former head of the department of environmental sciences, University of Pune

                                    Prof. R. R. Kelkar: India's Climate Change Concerns and the Need for Better Climate Models

                                    Dr. Madhav Khandekar: Indian Monsoon Variability in the context of Global Warming Debate


11 am to 11.15 am :           Tea


11.15 am to 12.45 pm    :  Session 2: Changing sea level (Abstracts and Biographies)

                                    Prof. Nils-Axel Morner: Sea Level Changes in the Indian Ocean: Observational facts

                                    Dr. Nils Finn Munch-Petersen: Marketing atoll dynamics as sea rise in the Maldives

                                    Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang: Impact of sea level change on coastal erosion and flooding: A case in Hong Kong

                                    Dr. A.S. Gaur: Shorelines changes and sea level fluctuations along Gujarat coast


12.45 pm to 1.45 pm           :           Lunch


1.45 pm to 3.15 pm           :  Session 3: Monsoon and its impact (Abstracts and Biographies)

                                    Dr. Ramesh H. Kriplani: Summer Monsoon Variability over India: Coupled Climate Model Simulations and Projections

                                    Dr Willie Soon: A closer look into the computer-projections of Indian Monsoonal Rainfalls in the 21st Century

                                    Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri: Total Solar Irradiance and SW Indian monsoon

                                    Prof. B. K. Bala: Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture


3.15 pm to 3.30 pm           :           Tea


3.30 pm to 5.00 pm           :  Session 4: Geological evidence (Abstracts and Biographies)  

                                    Prof. Arun Deep Ahluwalia: Climate Change or Global Warming: Man Made or Natural or Both?

                                    Prof. Rajinder K. Ganjoo: Glacial Response to Environmental Changes in Nubra Valley (Ladakh)

                                    Dr. Rohinton Avasia:  Holocene Sea level changes along the West Coast of India

                                    Dr Kandasamy Selvaraj: Effect of Mountain Glaciers in the Desert


5 pm to 6.30 pm          Conclusion: Policy implications (Abstracts and Biographies)

                                    Chief Guest: Mr. Suresh Prabhu, former Minister for Environment and Forest, Government of India 

                                    Dr. Bjarne Lembke: Climate Change and Health

                                    Dr Kurush F. Dalal: Climate Change and the Repercussions on Human Evolution and Culture

                                    Dr Amir Bashir Bazaz: Evolution of the Energy-Environment Policies in the context of NAPCC in India

                                    Mr Barun Mitra: Decarbonisation of the Economy



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Dr. Abhaya K. Singh
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:00 PM
Dear Sir/Madam I was keenly interested to participate in this conference but I am also Organising a national seminar on New Dimensions of Security Challenges in South Asia and a sub-theme is also Climate Change and National Security on 15th & 16th Oct. 2011. therefore I am sorry and my best wishes for the success of conference.
Sharad Pant
Monday, October 03, 2011 9:16 AM
Dear Sirs/Madam, Climate change is not a regional issue its global issue and there is need to take all round participation to ensure the policies to protect the environment. Such conferences and workshops are providing dais to the scholars and policy makers to think on the issue to find the innovative ways to trace out the problem. I would be happy to participate in the conference to share my bit of sharing. Regards. Sincerely Sharad Pant Director Human & Environment Care Association Amravati Maharashtra

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