INSEE-CESS International Conference
Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses
Tenth INSEE Biennial Conference, 2019, CESS, HYDERABAD
6 - 8 November 2019  

Programme

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Day 1   November 06, Wednesday

08.30-09.30: Registration
09.15-11.30: Inaugural Session

Chair: C H Hanumantha Rao
Past President of INSEE, Former Chairman and Honorary Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad

Venue: Auditorium Main Hall

08.30-09.30 Registration

09.15-09.25 Introduction Lavanya Suresh
Member, Local Organising Committee

09.25-09.35 Welcome E Revathi
Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad

09.35-9.40 Inauguration Lighting of the Lamp

9:40-10:10 Inaugural Address:
Imperatives for Confronting Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Vinod Thomas
Former Senior Vice President, The World Bank;
Special Adviser to the President and Dean of Asian Institute of Management, Manila and Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore; and former Director General of International Evaluation, Asian Dev
10.10-10.40 Address by the Guests of Honour

V Praveen Rao 
Vice Chancellor, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad 

Rajeev Ahal
Director, Natural Resource Management, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), India

W. R. Reddy, IAS 
Director General, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad

Malavika Chauhan / Amitanshu Choudhary 
Tata Trust, Mumbai

10.40-11.10 Presidential Address

K N Ninan
President, Indian Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi

11.10-11.15 About the Conference
 

Jeena T Srinivasan
Organizing Secretary of the conference

11:15-11:25 Remarks by the Chair

11.25-11.30 Vote of Thanks

Lavanya Suresh

11.30-11.35 Group photo

 Lawn in front of the auditorium
11.35-12.00 Tea/Coffee Break

 Car Parking Area
12.00-13.30 (Parallel) Parallel Session (PS) 1

13.30-14.30 Lunch

 Car Parking Area

14.30- 16.00: Plenary Session 1

Climate Resilient Growth in India: Strategies and Measures
(Venue: Auditorium Main Hall)

Chair: Shreekant Gupta
Professor, Delhi School of Economics and Vice President, Indian Society for Ecological Economics

14.30-14.40 Introduction

Shreekant Gupta

14.40-15.10 Keynote address:
Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth

Kirit Parikh
Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development, (IRaDe), New Delhi.

15.10-15.40 Keynote address:
Water Security and Climate Change Adaptation: Experiences and Way Forward

Rajeev Ahal
Director, Natural Resource Management, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), India

15.40-15.50 Discussion

15.50-16.00 Remarks by Chair

Shreekant Gupta

16.00-16.30 Tea/Coffee Break

 Car Parking Area
16.30-18.00 (Parallel) Technical Session (TS) 1

18.15-18.45 Session by Springer

Publishing Ethically: Best and Not-So-Good Practices
Nupur Singh, Springer Nature

 Auditorium Main Hall
18.45-19.45 INSEE General Body Meeting

For INSEE members only

 Auditorium Seminar Hall
19.30-20.30 Cultural Programme

 Auditorium Main Hall
20.30 -21.30 Dinner

 Car Parking Area
Day 2   November 07, Thursday

Bina Agarwal Prize - Award Ceremony
(Venue: Auditorium Main Hall)

Chair: K N Ninan
President, Indian Society for Ecological Economics

09.15-09.20 Welcome

K N Ninan

09.20-09.30 About the Prize

Bina Agarwal
Donor of the Prize

09.30-09.35 Reading of the Citation

E Somanathan
Member, Prize Jury

09.35-09.45 Presentation of the Award and Citation

Bina Agarwal and E Somanathan respectively

09.45-10.10 Response by the awardee

Joan Martinez Alier
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

10.10-10.15 Vote of thanks

Jeena T Srinivasan
Secretary, Indian Society for Ecological Economics

10.15-10.30 Tea/Coffee Break

 Car Parking Area

10.30-12.00: Plenary Session 3

The Work and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(Venue: Auditorium Main Hall)

Chair: Thomas Sterner
Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Gothe

10.30 -11.30 Climate Science and Models 

Krishna Achuta Rao
Associate Professor, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Main messages from Special Report on 1.5o C in Sustainable Development Context 

Joyashree Roy
Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT, Thailand and Professor (on lien), Department of Economics, Jadavpur University

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Anjal Prakash
Associate Professor and Associate Dean - Business Development at TERI-SAS Hyderabad Campus

Special report on Climate change and Desertification, Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Jagdish Krishnaswamy
Ashoka Trust for Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru

IPCC process and Scope for Participation in AR6

Joyashree Roy
Bangabandhu Chair Professor at AIT, Thailand and Professor (on lien), Department of Economics, Jadavpur University

11.30-12.00 Discussion

12.00-13.00: Plenary Session 4

Felicitations
(Venue: Auditorium Main Hall)

Chair: K N Ninan
President, Indian Society for Ecological Economics

12.00 - 13.00 Conferring the Lifetime Achievements Award on:

C H Hanumantha Rao
Past President of INSEE and Resident of Hyderabad

Conferring the Honour and Title of INSEE Fellows on:

M N Murty
Professor (Retired) and Senior Consultant, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Ramprasad Sengupta
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, & Former Dean of School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Madhu Verma
Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

13.00-14.00 Lunch

 Car Parking Area
14.00-16.00 (Parallel) Technical Session (TS) 2

16.30-18.00: Panel Session (PS) 2.1 : Local Action Plan on Climate Change: Methodology and Action (Venue: Auditorium Seminar Hall)

Chair/Moderator: Joy Elamon
Director, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur

16.30-18.00 Speakers:

Sunny George
Professor, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala

J B Rajan
Associate Professor, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala

K S Shibu
President, Perumbalam Grama Panchayat, Kerala

K. Sobha
Secretary, Perumbalam Grama Panchayat, Kerala

Sasidharan Nair
Resource Persons, Perumbalam Grama Panchayat, Kerala

PS 2.2: Martin Weitzman’s Contributions to Environmental Economics
(Venue: Seminar Hall I, First Floor, Main Building)

Chair/Moderator: Thomas Sterner
Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

16.30-18.00 Speakers:

Shreekant Gupta
Professor, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

M N Murty
Professor (Retired), Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Ramprasad Sengupta
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, & Former Dean of School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

PS 2.3: MGNREGS Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Venue: Seminar Hall II, Second Floor, Main Building

Chair/Moderator: Jyothis Sathyapalan
Professor and Head CWE, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat

16.30-18.00 Speakers

N H Ravindranath
Former Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Neeraj Mishra
Associate Professor, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad

A Digambar
Associate Professor, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad

P Anuradha
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad

19.30-20.30 Dinner

 Car Parking Area
Day 3   November 08, Friday

9.30-11.00: Plenary Session 5

Climate: Economics and Institutions
Venue: Auditorium Main Hall

Chair: Kanchan Chopra
Past President, Indian Society for Ecological Economics and Former Professor and Director, Ins

09.30-09.35 Introduction

Kanchan Chopra

09.35-10.00 Keynote address:

Institutional Reform for Managing the Environment in India

E Somanathan
Professor, Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

10.00-10.25 Keynote address:

Dealing with the Climate in an Efficient, Fair and Feasible Manner: What Can We Learn from Economics?

Thomas Sterner
Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

10.25-10.50 Keynote address:

Climate Change, Forests and Biodiversity: Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation - Challenges and Opportunities

N H Ravindranath
Former Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

10.50-11.10 Discussion and Remarks by Chair

11.10-11.30 Tea/Coffee Break

 Car Parking Area
11.30-13.00 (Parallel) Panel Discussion (PS) 3

14.00-16.00 (Parallel) Technical Session 3

16.30 – 17.30: Valedictory Session
Venue: Auditorium Seminar Hall

Chair: E Revathi, Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies

16.30-16.35 Welcome

E Revathi

16.35-16.45 Overview of the Conference Deliberations

Shreekant Gupta
Vice President, INSEE

16.45-17.00 Valedictory Address

Gopal K Kadekodi
Past President of INSEE and Honorary Professor, Centre for Multi-disciplinary Research, Dharwad

17.00-17.15 Remarks by Chief Guest

C Parthasarathi, IAS
Principal Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Telangana

17.15-17.30 Vote of Thanks

Jeena T Srinivasan
Organising Secretary