30 April 2015 - 01 May 2015
New Delhi, India

IIASA at Global Climate Policy Conference 2015: Strengthening the Research-Policy Interface in International Negotiations

Energy Program Research Scholar, Dr. Narasimha Rao, will give presentation on 'Quantifying Development Needs: An energy centered approach to climate justice' at this two-day event.

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© DiversityStudio1 | Dreamstime.com - Malika, Senegal – July 31, 2014: Unidentified Mother And Son Carrying Filao Branches On Their Head Photo

Climate Strategies and the Stanley Foundation are convening this two-day conference, with the aim to explore research ideas that can be employed to support climate negotiations and implementation of a global climate change agreement made in 2015.

The aims of this conference are highly relevant since less than a year is left until the UNFCCC/COP 21 conference in Paris, where this agreement is expected to be reached. Furthermore, less than five years are left until 2020—a year where global emissions should peak and start falling thereafter.

The conference, by invitation only, will use papers from scholars around the world, chosen through a competitive submission process, to generate discussion around the best ways for policymakers to work with researchers around topics of central importance, where their input is crucial and can make a difference. This conference is part of a wider research policy project. 

Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research examines the relationship between energy access, human development and climate change. He is also a recipient of a prestigious starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project on energy, climate change, and decent living standards. For more information on this research project, click.

Release of  'Informing India's Energy and Climate Debate: Policy Lessons from Modelling Studies', report, New Delhi, India, 29 April 2015

One day before the Conference, a new report on 'Informing India's Energy and Climate Debate: Policy Lessons from Modelling Studies' will be launched at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) India. A seminar and discussion around this report will be held in conjunction with the release.

The report is a collaboration between the CPR and IIASA's Dr. Narasimha Rao. The report highlights the results of a comparative review of seven recent Indian modelling studies that project Indian energy demand and supply, and carbon dioxide emissions until 2030. This is critical information both for India’s future energy planning and for India’s intended nationally determined contributions.




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