The Director and Faculty of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore have great pleasure in inviting you to the Fourth K. Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Shri Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change.
K. SUBRAHMANYAM MEMORIAL LECTURE
will be delivered by
Shri Shyam Saran
Former Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change
Climate Change and Energy Security: The Twin Challenges Confronting India
the talk will be Chaired by
Prof. Baldev Raj
Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time: 6.00 pm (Coffee/Tea: 5:30 pm)
Venue: J.R.D. Tata Auditorium, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bangalore 560 012
Abstract of Talk
Climate Change and Energy Security are two sides of the same coin. To deal with the threat of Climate Change, the world needs to undertake a strategic shift from current economic processes based on greenhouse gas(GHG) generating fossil fuels to those based instead on renewable sources of energy like solar energy and clean sources of energy such as nuclear energy. For an energy constrained country like India this strategic shift will be integral to its own ecologically sustainable development and also contribute to the global effort to tackle Climate Change. The challenge will lie in managing the transition, which imposes economic burden and in negotiating a global Climate regime which can enable and support India in this endeavour. Is India headed in the right direction on both these counts?”
About the Speaker
Shyam Saran is a former Foreign Secretary and has served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change. He is former Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board and currently Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, Delhi. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest national award, in January 2011 for his contributions to Civil Service. He writes and speaks regularly on foreign policy, climate change, energy security and national and international security related issues.