Event Description

The Tata Centre for Development at UChicago will release the findings of its research study, India Climate Prospectus, on October 31. It is a culmination of a multi-year research conducted by the University of Chicago to understand the impacts of climate change and weather shocks on mortality. The results of the study will show places in India that are currently sensitive to high and low temperatures. This information could be used by for an early warning system.

The release of India Climate Prospectus will be followed by a panel discussion wherein government officials and subject-matter experts will deliberate on some pressing questions on multi-layered impact of climate change on India.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

11:30 am–11:35 am

Welcome Remarks: Bala Srinivasan, Executive Vice President for Science and Innovation, Deputy Provost, and Chief International Officer, University of Chicago

11:35 am–11:50 am

Findings of India Climate Prospectus: Amir Jina, Assistant Professor at Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

11:50 am–12:00 pm

Keynote Address: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Impact of extreme weather events in India

1:00 pm–2:00 pm