Sunday, September 11, 2011

CfPs: International Conference on Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Public Leadership; 7-9 Feb 2012; New Delhi

International Conference on Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Public Leadership

7-9 February 2012

Venue: NASC-ICAR, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India

Organized by: Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and National Council for Climate Change Sustainable Development (NCCSD)

Concept Note
India is identified as one of the countries that will have greater challenges from global warming (IPCC 4th Assessment report). Developing the countries are vulnerable to changes in climate change which will have a greater impact on food security not only to India, but also globally affecting poor and vulnerable people. The impact is already being felt increasingly on agricultural crops, on milk yields and on fisheries due to uncertain or delayed rainfall, floods, and increase in temperature. There is a need to start not only planning but also implementation on mitigation and adaptation measures to meet the challenges providing assured yields from agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries to farmers, animal holders and fishermen and ensure that they are not thrown behind poverty line in the entire developing world.
The Government of India has initiated series of efforts in this regard. The overall goal of these efforts is : to have real impact in supporting low carbon solutions for economic development in India/assist India in meeting the challenge of climate change, and at the same time to contribute to reaching food security targets and to provide sustainable livelihood.
The implementation of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) and ICAR's National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) form part of this strategy. It is now further needed to evaluate :
  • Adequacy of scientific information regarding the cause and effect relationships pertaining to global warming and climate change,
  • Preparedness of scientific Institutions and communities to comprehend & develop locally relevant mitigation and adaptation measure.
  • Institutional mechanism including capacity building to improve preparedness of stake holders to work in a concerted manner.
  • Fiscal and non fiscal measures to support transitions to a resilient regime of production and consumption
  • Identification and fostering of local institutions/community expertise to complement bottom-up and top-down initiatives by the Government at all levels, and
  • Use of knowledge economy and successful experiences which already exist.
In view of the above, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development & Public Leadership (NCCSD), plan to develop a larger Framework Programme to address the immediate and long-term needs not only for India but also for developing world to meet the challenges emerging from climate change on Agriculture, Environment and Water sectors or related fields.

Conference Themes
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Eco agriculture
  • Need for mainstreaming agriculture
  • Climate Change & Agriculture: Impacts, Solutions & adaptations
  • Knowledge economy
  • Climate correlates & Carbon Credits
  • Emerging trends of mitigation and adaptation
  • Public Leadership
Conference Sub Themes
  • Role of Agriculture and Sustainable Development in mitigating Global Warming Applications of Knowledge and Community Education
  • Challenges ahead : Role of Entrepreneurial and Educational Leadership and Public Policy
  • The deliberations would include presentation of research, experiments, experiences, policy analysis and new project ideas.
Important Dates
  • Abstract of the Papers (400 Words Maximum) on the selected subject to be submitted before: 15 October 2011
  • Abstract and Full paper to be submitted through email to
  • Acceptance of the paper will be intimated by 1 November 2011
  • Submission of the full paper has to be made before 15 December 2011
  • Last date of registration along with the registration fee: 15 January 2012

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