Part I CO2 Emission, Sequestration and Utilization: A Policy Dilemma for Energy SecurityCO2 Capture and Utilization for the Energy Industry: Outlook for Capability Development to Address Climate Change in India | Malti GoelAdoption and Introduction of Supercritical Technology in the Power Sector and Consequential Effects in Operation, Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission in the Present Context | V.S. Verma [Sample Chapter]Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS)—Key to Green Power Mission for Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability | V.K. SethiPart II Terrestrial Sequestration Options for CO2Soil as Source and Sink for Atmospheric CO2 | Tapas Bhattacharyya, S.P. Wani, D.K. Pal and K.L. SahrawatSoil Carbon Stock and CO2 Flux in Different Ecosystems of North-East India | P.S. Yadava and Amrabati ThokchomBaseline Data of Stored Carbon in Spinifex littoreus from Kadmath Island, Lakshadweep | Abhijit Mitra, J. Sundaresan, K. Syed Ali, Nabonita Pal, Upasana Datta, Ankita Mitra, Prosenjit Pramanick and Sufia ZamanAssessment of Altitudinal Mediated Changes of CO2 Sequestration by Trees at Pachamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu, India | K. Suganthi, K. Rajiv Das, M. Selvaraj, S. Kurinji, Malti Goel and M. GovindarajuProspects in Mitigating Global Warming by Biomimetic Carbon Sequestration Using Recombinant Microbial Carbonic Anhydrases | T. Satyanarayana and Himadri BosePart III Low Carbon Growth Strategy from CO2 UtilizationClimate Change Mitigation via Utilization of Carbon Dioxide | K. PalaniveluCarbon Sequestration Through Solar Bioreactors: Industrial Strategies | K. Sudhakar and Ruma Arora SoniClathrate Hydrates: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas | Pinnelli S.R. Prasad and Ch. V.V. EswariCarbon Sequestration and Utilization—India's Energy Woes | Gautam SenCoalbed Methane: Present Status and Scope of Enhanced Recovery Through CO2 Sequestration in India | Vinod Atmaram Mendhe, Alka D. Kamble, Mollika Bannerjee, Subhashree Mishra and Tanmay SutayA Low-Carbon Growth Strategy for India: Synergies from Oxy-Combustion, Carbon Capture, and ECBM | Thomas WeberPart IV Current Research and Green Technology Perspective for IndustryCarbon Dioxide Management—Aluminium Industry Perspective | Anupam Agnihotri, Suchita Rai and Nitin WarhadpandeBioenergy Combined with Carbon Capture Potential by Microalgae at Flue Gas-Based Carbon Sequestration Plant of NALCO as Accelerated Carbon Sink | Ranjan R. Pradhan, Rati R. Pradhan, Siddhanta Das, Brajesh Dubey and Animesh DuttaCurrent and Future Trends Toward Reduction of CO2 Emission from Steel Industries | Santanu Sarkar and Supriya SarkarCarbon Emissions and Their Mitigation in the Cement Sector | Shashank BishnoiAqueous NH3 in CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant Flue Gas: N-Fertilizer Production Potential and GHG Emission Mitigation | Amitava Bandyopadhyay
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
New Book | Carbon Utilization: Applications for the Energy Industry | ed by Malti Goel & M Sudhakar, Springer
Monday, 1 May 2017
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2. Research Methodology
3. Analysis of Drug Registration Procedures and International Cooperation Initiatives
4. Cross-Country Implications for Stakeholders
5. A Game Theoritic Approach to Understanding International Cooperation
6. Policy Recommendations
Saturday, 29 April 2017
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2. Research Methodology
3. The Dilemmas Afflicting Clinical Research in India
4. Under Trial: The Challenges of Clinical Trials in India
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Just Released | The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 - Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
Table of Content
Foreword | by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Foreword | by Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water and Director-General of International Labour Organization
Preface | by Stefan Uhlenbrook, WWAP Coordinator and Richard Connor, Editor-in-Chief
Prologue | State Of Water Resources: Availability and Quality
Part I Baseline and Context
Chapter 1 | Introduction | 1.1 Wastewater flows | 1.2 Wastewater as a resource: Seizing the opportunities
Chapter 2 | Wastewater and The Sustainable Development Agenda | 2.1 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | 2.2 Potential synergies and conflicts
Chapter 3 | Governance | 3.1 Actors and roles | 3.2 Policy, law and regulation | 3.3 Financing | 3.4 Socio-cultural aspects
Chapter 4 | Technical Aspects Of Wastewater | 4.1 Wastewater sources and components | 4.2 Impacts of releasing untreated or inadequately treated wastewater | 4.3 Wastewater collection and treatment | 4.4 Data and information needs
Part II Thematic Focus
Chapter 5 | Municipal and Urban Wastewater | 5.1 Urbanization and its impact on wastewater production | 5.2 Urban forms | 5.3 Sources of wastewater in municipal and urban systems | 5.4 Composition of municipal and urban wastewater | 5.5 Urban form and the potential for municipal and urban wastewater use | 5.6 Managing urban runoff
Chapter 6 | Industry | 6.1 Extent of industrial wastewater generation | 6.2 Nature of industrial wastewater | 6.3 Addressing the resource challenge | 6.4 Wastewater and sustainable industrial development
Chapter 7 | Agriculture | 7.1 Agriculture as a source of water pollution | 7.2 Agriculture as a user of wastewater
Chapter 8 | Ecosystems | 8.1 The role and limits of ecosystems in wastewater management | 8.2 Planned use of wastewater for ecosystem services | 8.3 Operational and policy aspects
Part III Regional Aspects
Chapter 9 | Africa | 9.1 Water and wastewater in Sub-Saharan Africa | 9.2 Critical challenges | 9.3 The way forward
Chapter 10 | The Arab Region | 10.1 Context | 10.2 Challenges | 10.3 Responses
Chapter 11 | Asia and The Pacific | 11.1 Context and challenges | 11.2 Building resilient infrastructure | 11.3 A systems approach to wastewater by-product recovery | 11.4 Regulatory and capacity needs
Chapter 12 | Europe and North America | 12.1 Context | 12.2 Challenges | 12.3 Responses |
Chapter 13 | Latin America and The Caribbean | 13.1 The urban wastewater challenge | 13.2 Recent expansion of urban wastewater treatment | 13.3 Ongoing concerns and expanding opportunities | 13.4 Benefits of urban wastewater treatment | 13.5 Other sources of wastewater | 13.6 Lessons learned
Part IV Response Options
Chapter 14 | Preventing and Reducing Wastewater Generation and Pollution Loads At The Source | 14.1 Mechanisms for controlling and monitoring pollution | 14.2 Technical responses | 14.3 Financial approaches and behavioural change
Chapter 15 | Enhancing Wastewater Collection and Treatment | 15.1 Sewers and waterborne sanitation | 15.2 Low-cost sewerage | 15.3 Combined sewerage | 15.4 Decentralized treatment (DEWATS) | 15.5 Decentralized stormwater management | 15.6 Evolution of treatment technologies | 15.7 Sewer mining and component separation
Chapter 16 | Water Reuse and Resource Recovery | 16.1 Beneficial reuse of water | 16.2 Resource recovery from wastewater and biosolids | 16.3 Business models and economic approaches | 16.4 Minimizing risks to human health and the environment | 16.5 Regulations for water reuse | 16.6 Social acceptance of wastewater use
Chapter 17 | Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Capacity Development | 17.1 Trends in research and innovation | 17.2 Knowledge, research, technology and capacity-building gaps | 17.3 Future trends in wastewater management | 17.4 Capacity building, public awareness and collaboration among stakeholders |
Chapter 18 | Creating An Enabling Environment | 18.1 Technical options | 18.2 Legal and institutional frameworks | 18.3 Financing opportunities | 18.4 Enhancing knowledge and building capacity | 18.5 Mitigating human and environmental health risks | 18.6 Fostering social acceptance | 18.7 Coda
Friday, 21 April 2017
INDIGO Policy Brief: Science, Technology and Innovation, Comparative Analysis between EU-India and Other Countries: Indian Perspective | by V. V. Krishna & Rajiv Mishra, CSSP, JNU
INDIGO Policy, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria, 2017.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 Setting the context and background of the comparative analysis2 Some comparisons between the EU multilateral and the non-EU bilateral cooperation from an Indian perspective3 Gaps in comparative perspective of the EU multilateral and the non-EU bilateral Science and Technology cooperation4 Comparative perspective on cooperation of Indian funding organisations with other countries5 Gaps in comparative perspective of the EU funding and the non-EU countries funding mechanisms6 Good practices of cooperation as seen from the Indian perspective | 6.1 India-United States S&T collaboration | 6.2 India-France S&T collaboration | 6.3 Indo-German S&T collaboration7 Interviews with Indian funding organisations cooperating with Europe: Correlation with gaps analysis8 Future of India-European Union Science and Technology cooperation: Key recommendations of comparative analysis
INDIGO Policy Brief: India Science and Technology Cooperation with EU and Other Select Countries | by V. V. Krishna & Rajiv Mishra, CSSP, JNU
INDIGO Policy, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria, 2017.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 EU-India Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation2 India-US Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation3 India-Japan Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation4 India-Canada Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation5 India-China Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation
INDIGO Policy Brief: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in India - Some Recent Changes | by V. V. Krishna, CSSP, JNU
ForewordIntroduction1 Some general features | 1.1 Structure of gross expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) | 1.2 Structure of S & T research system governance | 1.3 Main research performers | 1.4 Intermediary organisations |1.5 Cluster organisations | 1.6 Knowledge production2 Methodology3 Evolution of India's Science, Technology and Innovation policy | 3.1 Science, Technology and Innovation policy 20134 New government and current changes of STI 2015 | 4.1 National flagship programmes | 4.2 New Research and Innovation policies, schemes and instruments 2014–20155 Possible impacts on STI cooperation with Europe
IIED Working Paper "India's Peri-Urban Frontier: Rural-Urban Transformations and Food Security" | by F Marshall & P Randhawa
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
- Research Proposal: A proposal of maximum 5 pages on empirical research on STI policy issues, preferably, the issues pertaining to thematic areas of the candidates' desired DST-CPR and/or other Policy Research Group in academic/research institutions (proposal must be formulated though consultation with DST-CPR or active policy research group). The proposal must include: a) a STI related research title, b) a research objective, c) STI related Policy research background/ questions, d) research methodologies, and e) a research plan, including the evidence based outcome.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two recommendation letters.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research at IISc-Bangalore | Prof. T. A. Abinandanan, Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012 | Email:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
n. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Scientometric Analysis of Indian Institutions. 2. Research on Funding Patterns and Policies. 3. Methods of Assessing Multi-Dimensional Impact
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at IIT-Delhi | Prof. Ambuj Sagar, Coordinator, DST- Centre for Policy Research at IIT-Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. India's Innovation Mapping. 2. Technology Transfer. 3. Sectorial research study. 4. Benchmarking study reports
- DST- Centre for Policy Research in S&T Entrepreneurship "Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)" Gandhinagar | Prof. S. B. Sareen, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), P.O. Bhat 382 428, Gandhinagar, Gujarat Email: email@example.com. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Understating ecosystem to promote and strengthen S&T Entrepreneurship. 2. Scan International Strategy to promote S&T based Entrepreneurship and integrating inclusive growth element. 3. Prospects and Constraints in Technology Commercialization by R&D Institutions in India: The Strategy Imperatives. 4. Maintaining data base of high technology entrepreneurs and preparing and publishing case studies of such entrepreneurs.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow | Dr. Venkatesh Dutta, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Rae Bareily Road, Vidya Vihar, Lucknow – 226 025 (UP), Tel. (+091 522) 2440826/27, 2441515, 2551615, Fax:091-522-2440821, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Mob:+91-9918466778. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Study of policies and mechanisms for delivery of STI outputs to diverse stakeholders including innovation for social inclusion with special reference to: Sustainable agriculture; Health; Energy; Water resource management and Climate governance. 2. Map STI effectiveness in bringing social inclusion.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at Panjab University, Chandigarh | Prof. R Tewari, Coordinator, DST- Centre for Policy Research Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, UT- 160014, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Study of policies and mechanisms that could promote to enhance and expand private sector participation in STI activities including industry - academia - R&D collaboration. 2. Motivation and promotion of IP generation as a tool for enhanced Academia industry collaborations.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
New Report | Better Business, Better World: The Report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission
The Commissioners | The ChallengeExecutive Summary | The Business Case for the Global Goals | Leading for Sustainable development | Making the Choice1. Introduction: The Global Goals and Why They Matter for Business1.1 The Global Goals for Sustainable Development | 1.2 The Global Goals need business: business needs the Global Goals2. Major Market Opportunities Opened up by Delivering the Global Goals2.1 The 60 fastest-growing sustainable market opportunities | 2.2 Opportunities by economic system | 2.3 Progress on all the Global Goals is needed to deliver all the benefits | 2.4 Pricing of externalities would increase the value of market opportunities | 2.5 Geographic distribution of opportunities | 2.6 The impact on jobs3. Leading for Better Business and a Better World3.1 Sustainability is already good business | 3.2 Innovative businesses are already capturing Global Goals opportunities | 3.3 Transforming the way business operates for better business and a better world | 3.4 Gaining commitment from CEOs and boards | 3.5 Incorporating the Global Goals into business strategy | 3.6 Accelerating sectoral shifts to sustainable competition by working with peers | 3.7 Shaping public policy4. Sustainable Finance4.1 Simplifying reporting of environment, social and governance (ESG) performance | 4.2 Unlocking infrastructure investment | 4.3 Aligning regulation with investment5. Renewing the Social Contract5.1 An uncertain outlook for employment | 5.2 Providing decent work and more jobs | 5.3 Providing training and skills | 5.4 Forging a new social contract | 5.5 Actions for business | 5.6 Actions for governments | 5.7 Actions for civil society |6. Conclusion6.1 Actions for sustainable business leaders | 6.2 Actions for the Commission
New Report | Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: Seizing the Opportunity in Global Manufacturing | by PwC, GMIS and UNIDO, 2017
Executive SummaryForeword - Introducing the SDGs - Driving Sustainable Change1. The SDGs - the Role of Governments | Governments around the world are getting serious about the SDGs | CEOs recognise the significance of a government agenda | Forging partnerships for the SDGs – a government perspective | So how is the United Arab Emirates government approaching the SDGs? | Where business can partner with governments on the SDGs2. The SDGs – the Role of Business | No more business-as-usual – why the SDGs matter for business | The 17 SDGs, and the 169 targets that underpin them, are a blueprint | Outlining the opportunities - the SDGs as competitive advantage | Citizens worldwide believe that business is about profit…and more besides | Making the SDGs relevant for leaders and for other corporate functions.3. The SDGs – Opportunities for Global Manufacturing Businesses | The manufacturing industry worldwide | Manufacturing and the SDGs | Which SDGs matter most for manufacturers? | Connecting the SDGs | So what are the biggest SDG-related opportunities for manufacturers?4. Conclusions | Aligning with the SDGs is a major opportunity for both manufacturers and governmentsAnnex A – achieving key targets for SDGs 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13
Thursday, 30 March 2017
UGC-GIAN Course on Patent, Specialized Licenses and Issues, 13-17 April | National Law University, Jodhpur, India
CfPs: International Conference on Engaging Canada and India: Perspectives on Sustainability | 11-12 May 2017 | IHC, New Delhi, India
Theme 1: Sustainable SocietiesTheme 2: Economic Sustainability and Business & ManagementTheme 3: Social Sustainability and LawTheme 4: Sustainable TechnologiesTheme 5: Environment, Climate Change and SustainabilityTheme 6: Public HealthTheme 7: Indigenous PracticesTheme 8: Gender
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
New Book | Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India's Currency Experiment | by Ghosh, Chandrasekhar, & Patnaik
1. Introduction2. The Purported Logic of Demonetisation3. Design and Implementation of Demonetisation4. Initial Outcomes5. Macroeconomic Consequences6. Inventing a New Utopia7. Conclusion
- Jayati Ghosh is Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
- C. P. Chandrasekhar is Dean, School of Social Sciences, and Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
- Prabhat Patnaik is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
New Book | Space India 2.0: Commerce, Policy, Security and Governance Perspectives | by ORF India, 2017
Foreword | K Kasturirangan, former Chairman, ISROIntroduction | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Narayan PrasadSection I Space Commerce1. Space 2.0 India: Leapfrogging Indian Space Commerce | Narayan Prasad2. Traditional Space and NewSpace Industry in India: Current Outlook and Perspectives for the Future | Narayan Prasad3. A Review of India's Commercial Space Efforts | K R Sridhara Murthi4. Exploring the Potential of Satellite Connectivity for Digital India | Neha Satak, Madhukara Putty, Prasad H L Bhat5. Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial Data | Arup Dasgupta6. Developing a Space Start-up Incubator to Build a NewSpace Ecosystem in India | Narayan Prasad7. Electronic Propulsion & Launch Vehicles: Today and Beyond – An Indian Perspective | Rohan M Ganapathy, Arun Radhakrishnan and Yashas KaranamSection II Space Policy8. Privatisation of Space in India and the Need for A Law | Kumar Abhijeet9. SATCOM Policy: Bridging the Present and the Future | Ashok GV and Riddhi D'Souza10. A Review of India's Geospatial Policy | Ranjana Kaul11. Formation of PSLV Joint Venture: Legal Issues | Malay Adhikari12. Exploring Space as an Instrument in India's Foreign Policy & Diplomacy | Vidya Sagar ReddySection III Space Security13. India's Strategic Space Programme: From Apprehensive Beginner to Ardent Operator | Ajey Lele14. Space Situational Awareness and Its Importance | Moriba Jah15. Need for an Indian Military Space Policy | Rajeswari Pillai RajagopalanSection IV International Cooperation16. Cooperation in Space between India and France | Jacques Blamont17. India-US: New Dynamism in Old Partnership | Victoria Samson18. Evolution of India-Russia Partnership | Vladimir Korovkin19. Cooperating with Israel: Strategic Convergence | Deganit Paikowsky and Daniel Barok20. An Asian Space Partnership with Japan? | Kazuto Suzuki21. India and Australia: Emerging Possibilities | Jason HeldSection V Space Sustainability and Global Governance22. Space Debris Tracking: An Indian Perspective | MYS Prasad23. Astro-propriation: Investment Protections for and from Space Mining Operations | Daniel A Porras24. Sustainability, Security and Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty | Charles Stotler25. Space Security, Sustainability, and Global Governance: India-Japan Collaboration in Outer Space | Yasushi Horikawa26. India and Global Space Governance: Need for A Pro-active Approach | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Call for Papers: 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017: Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia | 2-4 November 2017 | JNU, New Delhi, India
The 4th INDIALICS Conference 2017
Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia
Dates: 2nd to 4th November 2017
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Call for Papers & Research Proposals
In the last few decades, technological and organizational innovations have played a pivotal role in transforming the economies and societies of the South-Asian countries, setting them at the frontiers of science and technology advancement. Various policies and institutional arrangements have been restructured and created to achieve global competitiveness and faster economic growth. However, along with high economic growth, there is increasing inequality and exclusion as well as over-exploitation of natural resources. The emerging challenge, therefore, is to accomplish equilibrium between economic growth and social justice, through innovative and sustainable practices.
Drawing inspiration from the existing narratives and discourses, the 4th Indialics conference is thematised as "Innovation for Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Policies and Practices in South Asia". This conference will explore the nature, determinants and direction of innovation and new pathways for meeting future challenges in the context of sustainable development with specific reference to South Asia. We posit that the challenges cannot be seen as isolated from each other but interconnected and require social, institutional and policy innovations, political processes and the interconnections between these. The conference will reflect on challenges and opportunities in fostering innovation for socio-economic development and sustainability.
Key Conference Themes will include:
- Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (Sub-Themes: Food Security, Farmers' Innovation, etc.)
- Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems
- Sanitation and Waste Management
- Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation (Sub-Themes: Resilience, etc.)
- Gender, Technology and Innovation
- Innovation in the Informal Economy
- Indicators for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- R&D and Technology Transfer (Sub-Themes: University-Industry Linkages, etc.)
- Innovations in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
- IPR, Standards & Regulations in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
- Foresights and Futures for Technology
· Deadline for Extended Abstract: 20th April 2017
· Notification of Acceptance of Extended Abstracts: 20th June 2017
· Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: 20th September 2017 (for Selected Abstracts).
Format for Extended Abstract/Research Proposal (around 1200 words): Paper proposal should preferably include following subsections (a) Purpose (b) Design/Methodology/Approach (c) Findings (d) Implications (e) Originality/Value (f) Keywords (maximum 5). The extended abstract should not have been published earlier in any form. Authors of the accepted abstract will be invited to present their work at the conference. Papers by young scholars are particularly encouraged. The author(s) are expected to follow above format for submission. All submissions should be submitted online.
Form for Submission of Extended Abstract: http://bit.ly/2lmF9tO
This conference is being organized by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Convener of the Conference: Saradindu Bhaduri, Chairperson, CSSP.
Coordinators: Sujit Bhattacharya (CSIR-NISTADS) and Dinesh Abrol (ISID)
All communications regarding the INDIALICS2017 should be addressed to:
Dr Anup Kumar Das, CSSP, Room #228, SSS-I, JNU, New Delhi 110067. Tel. +91-11-26738906.
Hashtag for Social Media: #INDIALICS2017