CENTRE for CLIMATE CHANGE
Recognizing the catastrophic problem of Global Climate Change, the EMRPI, established the Centre for Climate Change to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio economic information relevant to Climate Change and understanding its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. As entrusted by the Government of Karnataka, the work of preparing the “Karnataka State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) – 1st Assessment” was undertaken by EMPRI. The KSAPCC has outlined various challenges and has also given feasible action points to be implemented by various sectors of administration in the state.
EMPRI has also been designated as the State Nodal Agency for Climate Change for Karnataka.It is essential to anchor all climate related knowledge available in every nook and corner of the state in a common platform and make it available to use as knowledge products, information and data to undertake climate compatible planning, implementation and monitoring, which will help to facilitate respective stakeholders in undertaking activities and projects on climate change. The Government of Karnataka has approved a new scheme to strengthen the capacity of EMPRI as the Nodal Agency. EMPRI has also submitted the proposal to establish a climate change unit for implementation of SAPCC action points and training the executive staff from various sectors of public administration in the State of Karnataka. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change provided funds for Capacity Building training programs.
In view of the long-term nature of the climate change issue and the very broad scope and dimensions of the problem, it will be important to develop a diverse portfolio of capacity-building interventions in a targeted and strategic manner. The assistance of Mission for Strategic Knowledge on Climate Change programme (NMSKCC) of Department of Science and Technology is being sought to address the state's concern through setting up the institution structure, identification of people and skill set for augmenting existing capacities, plan mechanism for acquiring people and skill sets for addressing climate change, identification of funding sources for implementing the action plan and training need assessment and training partners. The purpose of the State Knowledge Centre as envisaged in the objectives of NMSKCC is to strengthen the capacity at Karnataka State level to address climate issues and to integrate climate change and development imperative in policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It is also envisaged to establish a Climate Change Interpretation Centre at EMPRI to impart knowledge on climate change to all the sectors of the society.
- Ecological research on soil carbon storage in Karnataka- in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
- Urbanization and its effects on lizards: a study from a climate change perspective- in collaboration with IISc, Bengaluru
Monitoring the Karnataka coastline for sea turtle nesting sites: Beach monitoring and coastline mapping- in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation, Bengaluru
Climate change, urbanization and the housing sector in Karnataka- in collaboration with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru
Agro-forestry as a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy for Karnataka- in collaboration with Aranya Climate Change Services Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
Assessing double injustice of climate change and urbanization on water security in peri urban areas around Bangalore - by Public Affairs Centre, Bengaluru
Butterflies as Climate Change Indicators – a Study in Bengaluru City- by EMPRI
Measurement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Municipal Solid Wastes Disposal Sites (MSWDS)- by EMPRI
Study the Impact of Climate Change on Incidence of Vector borne diseases and vulnerability mapping for Karnataka - by EMPRI
Butterflies as indicators of climate change-study in different eco-climatic areas of Karnataka – Dr O.K. Remadevi, EMPRI
Global climate change & Forest Resources: a Community Primer in Kannada for the use of Field Forestry Staff - in collaboration with Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions - Dr B. S. Somashekhar , FRLHT
Impacts of Climate Change on Vulnerable sections with special reference to SCs/STs and Women in Karnataka and adaptation strategies -in collaboration with Institute for Social and Economic Change - Dr.M. Balasubramanian, ISEC
Urban Planning Characteristics to Mitigate Climate Change in context of Urban Heat Island Effect – Dr.Minni Sastry, TERI
Assessing Metro rail system as a means of mitigation strategy to climate change
- Study of the Impact of Climate Change on Incidence of water borne diseases and Vulnerability mapping for Karnataka – Ms P. Chitra , EMPRI
- Regional Air Quality & Future projections for changing climate scenarios in Karnataka –Dr Papiya Roy, EMPRI
- Establishment of Permanent Preservation Plots at Bannerghatta National Park & Doresanipalya Reserve Forest to assess the impact of Climate Change
- Organic farming for climate change adaptation
- Green transportation as a
mitigation strategy to climate change