The Delhi University (DU) has announced that it would establish a School of Climate Change and Sustainability under the Institute of Eminence (IoE) scheme. The institute is to be established with the aim to train resources capable of managing the challenges of climate change.
Prof. C. R. Babu will be the honorary Director of the school. Professor Inderjit Singh will act as Joint Director and Prof. R.S. Sharma will serve as officer on special duty. The upcoming institute shall aim to achieve sustainable development goals and strive to make DU a “world-class university”.
Research in Priority Areas
The school will conduct research and training with relevant departments of Delhi University and other institutes across India and the world. Core research shall focus on climate change-biodiversity-ecosystem services, climate change-water-agriculture-energy, climate-disasters-development, transportation-climate change-health, and climate change-migration-conflict.
In an official communique, DU announced that the institute “will take up research in priority areas like making cities climate resilient and achieving sustainability in the face of environmental challenges. The School will also generate much-needed manpower in areas that manage sustainable developmental technologies in areas of energy, resource recycling, waste water management, solid waste management and resource enhancement so that the development is sustainable”.