Activities

State Action on Climate Change revision workshop was held on 17.06.2019 at EPTRI campus.

EPTRI conducted the workshop on revision of "State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC)" on 17th June, 2019. The inaugural speech was given by Shri. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy,  IAS,   Director General, EPTRI. The workshop was attended by Dr. Manoranjan Bhanja, IFS (Retd.), Advisor (T), and officials from EPTRI, Dept. of Agriculture, I & CAD, Rural Dev, TSREDCO, Scientists from CRIDA, ICRISAT and PJTSAU etc. Consultants from CTRAN supported by GIZ, participated in the workshop.

EPTRI organized a two (2) day training programme on 02-03 May, 2019 for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers on 'Climate Change and Forestry: Exploring New Financial Instruments'

EPTRI organized a two (2) day training programme on 02-03 May, 2019 for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers on 'Climate Change and Forestry: Exploring New Financial Instruments'. Eighteen (18) IFS officers from fourteen (14) states attended the programme.  The programme was inaugurated by Mr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, IAS, DG, EPTRI. During the course of the training programme, the following topics were discussed:

 

  1. Introduction to Climate Change and its impacts, Way forward against Climate Change in terms of National and Sub National Actions
  2. Climate Change–Agreements and International Conventions
  3. Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services
  4. Community based forest management strategies
  5. Forestry and Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) - Fundamentals, Methodology and Cost Estimating Relationship (CER) estimation 
  6. Carbon sequestration in Forests as a mitigation option including REDD+ - A case study of carbon sequestration from Imperial Tobacco Company (ITC) sector
  7. Restoration of degraded forests
  8. Case study of Telanganaku Haritha Haram (Large scale tree planting programme implemented by the Government of Telangana)

Financing options in forestry sector- existing and new financial instruments.

EPTRI conducted a Two (2) week training programme under Indian Technical and Economic Corporation (ITEC) on ‘Integrated Approach to Climate Change Policy Development and Financing for Effective Implementation of SDG Goals

EPTRI conducted a Two (2) week training programme under Indian Technical and Economic Corporation (ITEC) on ‘Integrated Approach to Climate Change Policy Development and Financing for Effective Implementation of SDG Goals’ from 18-03-2019 to 30-03-2019, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MAE), Government of India. Forty (40) participants from 13 African countries (Botswana, Argentina, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia), 7 Asian countries (Lebanon, Oman, Russia, Syria, Thailand, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan) and 5 Latin American countries (Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador and Hondurus) took part in the training.

The topics discussed during Two weeks training programme are:

 

  • National and Sub-National Actions
  • Impacts of climate change on water sector and strategies for sustainable water management
  • Climate lens into water policies in India
  • Development and piloting a unified framework for scaling up climate smart agriculture; Managing climate induced risks and opportunities in African agriculture
  • Energy and Climate Change (CC)
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals
  • Economics of CC & Introduction to Climate Policy
  • Global Climate policy action and finance, How these attribute to the National Climate Governance

A two (2) day Training programme on "Climate Change Mitigation: Role of Forestry Sinks within the Clean Development Mechanism Framework" was conducted on 29-30 January, 2019 in EPTRI campus.

A two (2) day Training programme on ‘Climate Change Mitigation: Role of Forestry Sinks within the Clean Development Mechanism Framework’ was conducted on 29-30 January, 2019 in EPTRI campus. The training programme was inaugurated by Shri. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, IAS, Director General, EPTRI. Eighteen (18) IFS officers took part in the training programme from different States of India. The topics discussed during the course of the training programme are:

  • Introduction to Climate Change and its evolution with particular reference to natural resources.
  • Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services.
  • Forestry andClean Development Mechanism(CDM) – Fundamentals, Methodology and Cost Estimating Relationship (CER) Estimation.
  • Concept of Vulnerability, Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation.
  • Climate change and extreme events – Framework for rainfall extreme Projections under Climate Change – Climate Modeling.
  • Reaching India’s Paris Agreement Goals: Adaptation Centric Intensive Management across all Forests is the Key.
  • Monitoring mechanism for the impact of adaptation interventions with indicators in forestry sector.
  • Resilience to Climate Change in Agriculture & Agroforestry Sector – Translating principles into practice.

A five-day Training of Trainers programme from 21st to 25th January, 2019 on ‘Integrating Climate Change Adaptation in Development'

EPTRI, with support of Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and in collaboration with IORA Ecological Solutions, organized a five-day Training of Trainers programme from 21st to 25th January, 2019 on ‘Integrating Climate Change Adaptation in Development’. The main objective of the programme was to create a ready pool of trainers in the state on climate sensitization in development planning. Twenty-Five participants from diverse backgrounds-State level training institutes, Government line departments, IMD and NGOs were trained. Dr. K. Tirupataiah, IFS (Retd.) (Consultant, TS Forest Academy) delivered the keynote address. The training included lectures, discussions on case studies, group work and a field visit to a climate vulnerable village. The topics discussed during the training programme were:

  • Framework for identifying climate change adaptation 
  • Identification of adaptation actions by sectors and alignment with existing programmes based on case study
  • Climate Adaptation Finance Options
  • National Adaptation Fund Project Framework
  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for the Forest Sector in India

EPTRI conducted a Two (2) week training programme under Indian Technical and Economic Corporation (ITEC) on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development

EPTRI conducted a Two (2) week training programme under Indian Technical and Economic Corporation (ITEC) on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development” from 10.12.2018 to 22.12.2018, sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MAE), Government of India. Twenty Two (22) participants from twenty two (22) countries participated in the training programme. The participants were taken for a field visit to ICAR- Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Indian Meteorological Department and The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) during the course of the training programme.

 The topics discussed during Two-week training programme are:

  • Introduction to Climate Change (CC) -basics of climate system
  • Anthropogenic forcing and climate system response, climate variability and CC & impact
  • CC and water sector- impacts & adaptation
  • Impacts of CC on Agriculture Sector
  • Development and piloting a unified framework for scaling up climate smart agriculture
  • Policies & Mitigation steps on CC; Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)& industry case study to reduce Greenhouse Gas(GHG) emission, Carbon trading & its benefit
  • Energy conservation act in India; Perform Achieve Trade (PAT) scheme- its success and effect on industries
  • Science of CC and modelling of CC for developing countries. 
  • CC Impacts and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Carbon sequestration in forest and agriculture sector including REDD+
  • Carbon monitoring and modelling in forestry and agriculture projects
  • Building codes and rating system for green & sustainable development in India
  • Managing climate induced risks and opportunities in African Agriculture

EPTRI - TSCCC organised a three (3) day training programme on "Global Warming, Climate Change and Disaster Management- Future Perspective"

EPTRI - TSCCC organised a three (3) day training programme on ‘Global Warming, Climate Change and Disaster Management- Future Perspective’ from 26-28 November 2018. Seventeen (17) Central and State Pollution Control Board (CPCB) officials attended the programme. During the course of the three-day programme, the following topics were discussed:

  • Global Warming, Climate Change, National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) & State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).
  • National & International Climate Agreements & Conventions.
  • Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability & Adaptation.
  • Climate Modeling and Projections on Climate Change.
  • Climate Change Mitigation.
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Context of Water and Agriculture.
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Adaptation.
  • Climate Finance.
  • Mainstreaming Climate Change Actions and Disaster Risk Reduction into the Development Planning.

Capacity Building programme on ‘Gender and Climate Change Adaptation’ was conducted at EPTRI on 20.11.2018.

Capacity Building programme on ‘Gender and Climate Change Adaptation’ was conducted at EPTRI on 20.11.2018. Training programme Inaugurated by Dr.Manoranjan Bhanja, IFS (Retd.), Advisor (T), EPTRI. The training programme was attended by thirty-one (31) enthusiastic women participants from Self Help Groups (SHG’s) in Telangana. Dr. N V Madhuri, Head, Centre for Gender Studies & Development, NIRDPR gave a lecture on the topics - Gender Differentials in Different Sectors; Climate Vulnerability and Gender Women Empowerment.