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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Dr. Jai Asundi

Dr. Jai Asundi is the Research Coordinator at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India. He is involved in projects related to Energy, Climate Policy, Sanitation and Security. His research interests lie in the areas of information technology for development. He is work...

Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Dr. Amit Kanudia

Dr. Amit Kanudia is a Partner at KanORS-EMR, Noida, India. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His expertise lies in optimisation of models for techno-economic analysis of energy-environment systems in the context of climate change and data handling systems for such m...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

Arijit Chanda

Arijit completed his M.Tech, Climate Science, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include meteorological flow modelling and pollution dispersion modelling....

Anuradha Venkatesh

Anuradha Venkatesh holds a Master’s degree in Energy Management from the University of Stirling, UK. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked in research consultancy projects dealing with energy storage and waste management. Her research interests lie in energy economics and climate change studies, ...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Anirban Banerjee

Anirban Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Anirban worked at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, IISc.  for 5 years. His research interests lie in the areas of monsoon prediction...

Kartik Akhoon

Kartik Akhoon has completed his integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (in Materials Science) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the areas of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability.         ...

Workshop on Training Needs Assessment on Climate Change Regional Dialogue

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP participated as subject experts for Urban Planning and Transport at the Training Needs Assessment Workshop on Climate Change, organised by the Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (E...

Climate Parliament Legislators Meeting on Karnataka Renewable Energy Scenario

Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Dr. Jai Asundi , Nihit Goyal and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi presented work on a CSTEP report commissioned by the Climate Parliament Initiative- an international network of legislators working to promote renewable energy to combat climate change- at a stakeholder session in a closed ...

Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

CSTEP organised a two day Conference on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangalore, which drew participation from Indian, Nepali and Pakistani experts in the Climate Change Adaptation domain....

TISS Climate conference

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Advisor, Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Debapriya Das, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended the TISS Climate Conference 2014, which was held in Mumbai at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) campus....

Stakeholder Meeting on Renewable Energy Landscape

Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer and Pooja Vijay Ramamurthi, Research Analyst at CSTEP presented the findings of a research that CSTEP has worked on, at two stakeholder sessions organised in New Delhi by the Climate Parliament Initiative....

Roundtable Discussion on the Draft Handbook of Climate Finance in India

Nihit Goyal, Senior Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a roundtable discussion on the draft “Hand-book of Climate Finance in India” organised by the Vasudha Foundation in Bangalore....

Talk on U S Climate Policy and its Implications for India

Dr. Noah Sachs, Director of Center for Environmental Studies at Richmond Law School, and a visiting Fullbright Scholar at the National Law School Bangalore, delivered a talk on ‘U.S. Climate Change Policy and its Implications for India’ at CSTEP....

Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Reserach Engineer with CSTEP attended a round-table discussion that was organised by Public Affairs Center (PAC) and Institute of Financial Management and Research (IFMR) on "Climate Change Mitigation: Financing Low Carbon Growth at the State Level" held at H...

ASIA LEDS Forum

ICF International, Climate Change Commission of Philippines and Asian Development Bank hosted the ASIA LEDS Forum in Manila....

Colloquium on Climate Smart Cities

Colloquium on Smart Cities jointly held by Centre for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP) and the Public Affairs Centre (PAC)....

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP, made a presentation on ‘Update on India’s Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) program for Industrial Energy Efficiency’ at the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership Workshop on Climate Finance held at Manil...

Training Workshop on Robust Decision Making

Dr. Jai Asundi, Principal Research Scientist and Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Research Scientist at CSTEP attended a 4-day workshop on Robust Decision Making (RDM) organised by START (www.start.org) and hosted and facilitated by the Shanghai Climate Change Research Center (SCCRC)....

Talk on Global Climate Change and Local Air Pollution

Prof. Milind Kandlikar from University of British Columbia delivered a talk on 'Global Climate Change & Local Air Pollution: Analyzing the Linkages' at Conference Hall, CSTEP....

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures

As a precursor to The UN Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009, CSTEP in association with Carnegie Mellon University and supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum organised a Workshop on Indo-US Climate Futures at the GRT Temple Bay Resort, near Chennai, India.  The Works...

Launch of the Karnataka Green Growth Strategy

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, launched the ‘Karnataka Green Growth Strategy’ report at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, India on December 6, 2014. The event was presided over by the chairman of the Bangalore Climate Change Initiative—Karnataka (BCCI-K...

Stakeholder Roundtable with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary Energy, Climate and Growth, UK

Dr. S.S. Krishnan (Principal Research Scientist) and Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist, CSTEP) attended a stakeholder roundtable discussion with Ms. Frances Hooper, First Secretary, Energy Climate and Growth organised by the British High Commission, Bangalore....

Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist) and Shweta Srinivasan (Senior Research Analyst) were invited to present their research at the Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change organised at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on December 19-20, 2014....

Workshop on Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy

Dr. Sharath Rao and Mohd. Sahil Ali attended a workshop on ‘Climate Change, Energy-Risk and Low Carbon Strategy’ on January 21, 2015 organised by Environment Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI)....

Talk on Clean Development Mechanism

Dr. Sudha Padmanabha from Fair Climate Network (FCN) delivered a Guest Lecture at CSTEP on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects on January 23, 2015....

Talk on ‘Adaptation and the Everyday Politics of Climate Change: RISC for coffee growers in South India’

Anshu Ogra, PhD. Student at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi visited CSTEP and delivered a talk outlining her ethnographic studies on adaptation difficulties that are present with respect to climate change....

Workshop on ‘Climate Change on Urban-risk Vulnerability and Adaptation Measure’

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher, Urban Development from CSTEP were invited as Key Resource Persons for a training programme on ‘Climate Change on Urban- Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures’ organised by the Environmental Ma...

Talk by Prof. J. Srinivasan

Prof. J. Srinivasan, Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, and Honorary Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic science, Indian Institute of Science gave a talk on "Can we trust the predictions of the future by climate models?" on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at CSTEP....

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates, Mumbai, October 18-20, 2015....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

Seminar on Climate Change and Mitigation

Mohd. Sahil Ali (Senior Research Economist) attended a Seminar on Climate Change and Mitigation organised jointly by the Energy and Wetlands Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), and World Organisation of Students and Youths, December 31, 2015....

Energy, Climate Change and Environment

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Research Scientist was invited to a conference organised by the Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (GoK) at the Central University of Karnataka at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on the focal theme "Energy, Cli...

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016....

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP delivered a talk on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on December 5, 2016....

A Study of Energy Efficiency in the Iron and Steel Industry

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) seeks to promote sustainable development through increased use of clean technologies. NAPCC has a mission specifically dedicated to Energy Efficiency (EE) – National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). Perform, Achieve and Trade (PA...

The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth

On a per capita basis, India is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, yet it is threatened by the impact of global warming and climate change. The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth has evolved a macro-model to fully elucidate the inter-sectoral implica...

Study of the Potential for Deepening the Coverage of Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT)

Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) is one of the initiatives of the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), which in turn is one of the eight missions in the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). NMEEE aims to promote increased use of energy efficiency,...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

Karnataka- Greenhouse gas inventory

This report consists of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Karnataka. It also discusses in length about the climate variability and climate change projections for the mid-term period from 2021 to 2050. The impact of climate change on forests; the agricultural sector; the water resources of Karnataka, as...

Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

On a per-capita basis, India is one of the lowest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitters in the world. However, India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and has a strong interest in having a fair and equitable global agreement for minimising the risk of climate change. This interim report provides a lis...

Climate Policy and the Poor: Some Perspectives

Climate Policy and the Poor: Some Perspectives...

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in South Asia

Climate change is expected to have a range of impacts on the South Asian region which is regarded as one of the areas of the world most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Assessing vulnerability to climate change and integrating this knowledge with low carbon development pathways in South ...