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The India Observatory, set up in 2006, is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. It is involved in public policy engagement in and with India and also works in collaboration with international partners for generation and exchange of knowledge on India and its position in the world. More about IO »



Global Agenda: COP21 and global warming

Dr Ruth Kattumuri recently participated on a panel discussing what should be done at the UN climate negotiations conference in Paris during December 2015. This event was organised by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London.

The discussion was recorded and is available to watch on NHK World

Jairam Ramesh

India: The Sustainable Green Growth Challenge

Jairam Ramesh, Chair of the Future Earth Engagement Committee and former Indian Minister, gave a lecture at LSE on 14th October to launch his new book Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India.

Co-hosted with Grantham Research Institute

Podcast available

Nick Stern

International cooperation and low-carbon technologies

Professor Lord Stern hosted and chaired a panel debate on the role of international cooperation in accelerating the development and diffusion of low-carbon technologies.

Organised by Grantham Research Institute

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The Tata Social Internship 2015 Hosts 17 International Students in India

Dr Ruth Kattumuri commented that the internship "provides an excellent opportunity for the students to gain valuable exposure and experience from an emerging economy perspective."

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  • Karnataka working to tap climate change funds
    Karnataka has several ‘project ready’ initiatives for accessing Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund, said BK Chandrashekar, former Chairman of Karnataka legislative Council and President of Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka.
  • Lord Nicholas Stern to chair national review of university research
    Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, will lead a UK-wide review to ensure future university research funding is allocated more efficiently and linked to widespread public impact.
  • Karnataka has signifcant role in realising INDCs
    "Karnataka is at an advantageous position to tap the international finance and technology transfer resulting from the global negotiations," at the just-concluded CoP-21, The Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) said in a statement.

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