25 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
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IIASA and India

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will make an official visit to India from 25-27 October 2017.

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New Delhi © The Telegraph

During the visit Kabat will meet with key contacts at the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), who are the National Member Organization to IIASA. He will also meet with Indian government representatives and key members of India's academia to discuss enhancing India-IIASA collaborations further.

Bilateral Meetings

Bilateral meetings with Indian Government officials and members of Indian academia, will include Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India,  Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Iain Stewart, Head of IIASA External Relations Communications and Library and IIASA Secretary for National Member Organizations, will accompany Kabat on the visit.

India GAINS Model - Improving Air Quality in India

Researchers from IIASA and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur have developed the GAINS City model for Delhi and Kolkata in order to help urban planners assess practical policy options for controlling urban air pollution. The project, which is supported by TIFAC, has been using the model to identify the most cost-effective measures for minimizing adverse health and environmental impacts from air pollution at the same time as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

The visit will coincide with the completion of the India GAINS Model, and Kabat will participate in a stakeholder workshop, along with Pallav Purohit, Research Scholar, IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program.

IIASA and India

Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship has recently become far more productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through TIFAC.

Multiple research collaborations with partners in India as diverse as the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have brought new insights to the challenges that India faces. In particular, IIASA’s applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective, interdisciplinary research expertise, and policy relevance to issues ranging from the future of India’s energy system to increasing the country’s food production. 

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