CD-LINKS travels to Delhi, India

CD-LINKS travels to Delhi, India 19th to 22nd March for an action-packed week of a stakeholder workshop, project meeting and a capacity building workshop.

The CD-LINKS project brings together a consortium of 19 leading international research organizations to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development goals. The CD-LINKS project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework and brings together a unique set of partners, comprised of European organisations and collaborators from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, Republic of Korea and the USA.

Stakeholder workshop 19th March

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) are organising a half day stakeholder workshop for the CD-LINKS project. Invitees of the event include researchers of think tanks (e.g. NITI Aayog), staff from NGOs (e.g. World Wildlife Fund India), businesses (e.g. Tata Power) and governmental staff of various ministries in India (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy).

The main focus of the workshop is ‘Sustainable national roadmaps towards the global objective of 1.5 and 2°C – the Indian perspective’.

The first session will be presentations by policy-makers and national modelling teams, including the results of the Indian researchers participating in the CD-LINKS project. The second session will be a series of panel discussions, titled ‘From Paris to the SDGs in India and globally – How can science contribute?’ With the first part of the discussions focusing on climate, energy, air pollution and the second part on energy-water nexus, energy access, food security.

The workshop is being hosted by TERI at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi starting at 12.00pm with lunch.

The agenda is available from here.

Project meeting 20th to 22nd March

The consortium will be gathering in Delhi for their 5th (and second from last) meeting of the CD-LINKS project. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the researchers to work together face-to-face as they are based in locations across the global, spanning several time zones.

In addition to focusing on the progress and implementation of the project so far and planning for the coming year, there will be several break out groups scheduled that will focus on in-depth specialised topics, such as climate change adaptation or carbon lock-in. Carbon lock-in is the self-perpetuating tendency of fossil fuel-based energy systems to remain unchanged and inhibits public or private efforts to establish alternative energy technologies.

Discussions are also planned to be held on clarifying the final messaging of the project and innovating ways to present the research findings to policymakers.

The agenda is available from here.

Capacity building workshop 22nd March

The capacity building workshop is aimed at junior researchers and PhD students interested in integrated assessments and systems analysis, modelling, and visualisation tools.

Presentations will be given from invited experts who are participating in the CD-LINKS project. One session of the workshop will be focused on the analysis of data and how to present modelling results in a more engaging and useful format. The second session would be focused on modelling methodology. Participants will be from the CD-LINKS partner institutes and other local universities, such as think-tanks based in Delhi or TERI University.

To register for the event contact: cd-links.secretariat(@)

The agenda is available from here.