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Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Deepu Ramachar

Deepu Ramachar holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from KNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore and a BSc. from Bangalore University. She has previously worked as an Intern at Unisys Global Services as a software engineer. She has got seven months of experience as an Asp.net Softwar...

Dr. Sujatha Byravan

Dr. Sujatha Byravan's broad areas of interest are science, technology and policy.  Over the past several years she has been working on specific aspects of global climate change policy and also climate change policy in India. In CSTEP she works on national climate change policy, adaptation a...

Arushi Sen

Arushi Sen completed her Master's degree in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig, Germany and University of Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Lady Sriram College, Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP, she was associated with IORA Ecological Solutions, D...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

LEDS Global Partnership Workshop 2014

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP, was invited to present at the LEDS Global Partnership Workshop 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia....

Regional Conference on Trade in Value Added Global Value Chains and Development Strategy

Dr Jai Asundi, Principal Investigator at CSTEP presented on the Indian Software Industry at the Regional Conference on Trade in Value-Added, Global Value Chains and Development Strategy, organised by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) along with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Stu...

Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems

The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) in association with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), New York, USA hosted - First International Seminar on Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems, Global Status and Pathways at Dehradun. ...

Talk on Global Climate Change and Local Air Pollution

Prof. Milind Kandlikar from University of British Columbia delivered a talk on 'Global Climate Change & Local Air Pollution: Analyzing the Linkages' at Conference Hall, CSTEP....

Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks

Dr.  V.S. Arunachalam, Chairman of CSTEP gave a presentation on "Learning from Failure: Major Technical Accidents Revisited"  at a Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks organised by the International Risk Governance Council and the Swiss Re Centre for Global ...

Gandhi's Talisman and the Idea of Global Progress

R. Radhakrishnan, Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University ofCalifornia, Irvine delivered a talk on Gandhi's Talisman and the Idea of Global Progress. He is the author of several book and his essays have appeared in a wide range of international jou...

Talk on Smart Growth in India

Don Carter, David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA delivered a talk on Smart Growth in India at CSTEP. THis presentation discussed global trends in urbanisation, lessons learned from the U.S. in sustainable devel...

International Conference on 2050 Calculator

Mohd. Sahil attended a "International Conference on 2050 Calculator" on February 10-12, 2015 organised by UK DECC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan, and Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan....

FOWIND participation at RE-INVEST 2015

Meera Sudhakar, Riya Rachel Mohan and Ashish Nigam attended the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST) on February 15-17, 2015 organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in partnership with IREDA, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of...

IISc Global Alumni Conference

Milind R, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended the IISc Global Alumni Conference, organized by the IISc Alumni Association, in collaboration with IISc Alumni Association of North America (AANA) on June 26, 2015....

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Generation in Karnataka

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change Initiative – Karnataka (BCCI-K) organised a Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat for Power Gener...

Play staged in Kannada ‘Carbon Cake’

Play Carbon Cake, an original play commissioned by BCCI-K, GGGI and CSTEP. The play revolves round the crucial subject of ‘Global Warming’, November 25, 2015....

Symposium on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities”

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) and Milind Ravindran (Research Engineer) attended a symposium on December 1, 2015 on “Future Electricity Grids & Utilities” organised by Enzen Global Solutions at ITC Windsor, Bengaluru....

Conference on Think Tanks in Asia: Different Contexts, common destinations?

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander Head, CPE attended a two day conference on 'Think Tanks in Asia: Different Contexts, common destinations?' by School of Public Policy and Tsinghua University & Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, April 22-23, 2016....

The What Works Global Summit

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist from CSTEP, was invited as a panellist at The What Works Global Summit (WWGS) organised by The Campbell Collaboration, the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (Queen's University Belfast), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) a...

The Global Energy Landscape and Energy Security

The Global Energy Landscape and Energy Security...

The Final Report of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth

On a per capita basis, India is one of the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, yet it is threatened by the impact of global warming and climate change. The Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth has evolved a macro-model to fully elucidate the inter-sectoral implica...

Moving from Li to Na ion intercalation battery: electronic charge transfer mechanism in cathodes studied with ab-initio methods

Moving from Li to Na ion intercalation battery: electronic charge transfer mechanism in cathodes studied with ab-initio methods, Arghya Bhowmik, Jaysree Pan, Mridula D Bharadwaj, First International Seminar on Nano Technology in Conventional and Alternate Energy Systems, Global Status and ...

Storage options and materials for renewable applications and Fundamental R&D in batteries: Global trends and CSTEP Efforts, Power Control and Energy Management

Storage options and materials for renewable applications and Fundamental R&D in batteries: Global trends and CSTEP Efforts, Power Control and Energy Management, May 10-11, 2013...

Global Mechanisms to Create Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Infrastructures

Global Mechanisms to Create Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Infrastructures : An Indian Perspective, Infrastructure Systems and Services: Next Generation Infrastructure Systems for Eco-Cities (INFRA), 2010 Third International Conference on, November 11-13, 2010...

Climate change studies- Planning Commission

The threat of climate change is a serious global concern. India faces the twin challenges of adaptation and mitigation. As a country with many critical sectors and regions that are highly climate sensitive, there are significant costs associated with addressing the impacts of climate variability and...

Greenhouse gas emissions inventory and mitigation study for Karnataka

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), weighted by global warming potential, constitute by far the largest part of the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Of these CO2 emissions, those that are produced from fuel combustion make up the great majority. The report assesses Karnataka’s...

Low carbon strategies for inclusive growth

On a per-capita basis, India is one of the lowest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitters in the world. However, India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and has a strong interest in having a fair and equitable global agreement for minimising the risk of climate change. This interim report provides a lis...

The Global Energy Landscape and Materials Innovation

The Global Energy Landscape and Materials Innovation...

Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in South Asia

Climate change is expected to have a range of impacts on the South Asian region which is regarded as one of the areas of the world most vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Assessing vulnerability to climate change and integrating this knowledge with low carbon development pathways in South ...

Quality of Life for All:Report for Policy Makers

India and other countries are expected to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for the Conference of Parties (COP-21) in December 2015. Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts from global warming and the fact that a large proportion of t...

Quality of Life for All: A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy Technical Report

Keeping in mind the expectation that India will experience severe impacts of global warming and the fact that a large proportion of people still require basic needs and energy services, CSTEP conducted a study examining two scenarios for India’s development by 2030: policy or Business as Usual...

Re-assessment of India’s On-shore Wind Power Potential

Wind energy is an important contributor to the global power sector. India ranks fourth with installed wind power capacity of 26 GW. The sector has seen exponential growth adding 1.5–3 GW of power per annum. There are, however, multiple independent reassessment studies that peg wind power poten...

Implementation of SAPCC: A Green Growth Approach

There are continuing concerns over economic and environmental developments in many countries - some of these have intensified due to prolonged global energy, food and financial crises. In this context, “green economy” was proposed as a means for catalysing renewed national policy develop...

NUCLEAR POWER

CSTEP focuses on technical, economic, regulatory and strategic aspects of nuclear power and its potential to meet India’s aspirations for energy security. The viability of India’s fast breeder program and the desirability of nuclear power in India’s future energy mix have been exam...

Wind Power

CSTEP has used Geographical Information System (GIS) to estimate the wind potential for Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The approach involved the calculation of wind power at higher heights, overlaid with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that enabled land-use analyses. CSTEP has also examined th...

2050 Global Calculator

Mohd. Sahil Ali, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended a conference on the 2050 Global Calculator developed by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK DECC), organised by UK DECC, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan, a...

Roundtable on Harnessing Waste Heat Recovery in Karnataka

Round Table on Harnessing Waste Heat (WHR) for Power Generation in Karnataka, being organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with Karnataka Renewable Development Limited (KREDL), Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), and Bangalore Climate Change I...

Conference on Think Tanks in Asia: Different Contexts, common destinations?

Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander Head, CPE attended a two day conference which was jointly hosted by School of Public Policy and Tsinghua University & Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, April 22-23, 2016 at the Tsinghua University. ...

Medical Camp at CSTEP

CSTEP facilitated free medical/health check  camp for the staff on  August 20, 2016.  The medical camp was organised by AON Global Insurance in association with Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru. The purpose of organising the camp was to make the staff aware of their health condition.  ...

Lecture on Science and Technology Our Final Hour or Our Finest Hour

Lecture on “Science and Technology: Our Final Hour or Our Finest Hour” by Dr. Ronald F. Lehman, Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on June 22, 2012 ...

Katherine Batten Collin Green Mark Newton and Varghese Paul

Katherine Batten, USAID Global Climate Change Coordinator, Collin Green, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, Mark Newton, Environment Officer, USAID INDIA and Varghese Paul, Senior Forestry Advisor, USAID INDIA visited CSTEP on March 06, 2014 to discuss India's low carbon growth strategies ...

Miki Smith and Heather Harms

Miki Smith, POC - South and Central Asia and Heather Harms, POC - Global Climate Change Initiative at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Bonnie Carlson, Program Communication Specialist, USAID visited CSTEP on November 11, 2014 to discuss CSTEP’s research in low carbon growth,...

Where in the World is India in global designs

Eswaran Subramanhiam, Where in the World is India in global designs, Businesss Standard, August 13, 2011...

Co-Chair of the Benefits Assessment Working Group, LEDS Global Partnership

Dr. S.S. Krishnan, Principal Research Scientist has been named Co-Chair of the Benefits Assessment Working Group of LEDS Global Partnership. He already holds the position of being Co-Chair for Asia, Energy Working Group for LEDS Global Partnership. Congratulations!...

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues, Sandhya Quoted, This week Bangalore.com, December 1, 2015...

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues

Smart Grids could increase Global Energy Efficiency by 19% by 2030, saving 600 Million KWh each year: Zen Dialogues, Sandhya Quoted, IBC News, Decmber 2, 2015....

Theatre, a strategy to raise awareness about public policy challenges

Theatre, a strategy to raise awareness about public policy challenges, Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander and Prasoon Agarwal (Senior Advisor at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Politics and Ideas, February 10, 2016....

Let’s discuss Climate Change – how about some theatrics?

Let’s discuss Climate Change – how about some theatrics?, Green Growth Knowledge Platform, Dr. Prasoon Agarwal, Senior Advisor at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and Dr. Annapoorna Ravichander, February 26, 2016....

The climate fight is global

The climate fight is global, Sujatha Byravan, The Hindu, April 25, 2017....