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(CCIM 2019)
18-19th February 2019

Organized by
Gujarat University, Forests & Environment Department (GOG),
Industries & Mines Department (GOG) and
Climate Change Department (GOG)

Forest & Environment Industries & Mines Climate Change

Department Department Department
Govermment of Gujarat Govermment of Gujarat Govermment of Gujarat

The Senate Hall, Gujarat University,
Ahmedabad (Gujarat), INDIA
The term “Climate Change” proposed by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1966 was incorporated in the
title of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC) which now has become synonymous with anthropogenic global warming. Climate change is
one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century along with the increased global population and environmental
degradation. It is no longer a scientific concern alone but involves economics, sociology, law and health which directly
impact the global sustainability. The role of the Federal Government of India, Department of Industry and Mining,
Department of Climate Change & Department of Environment and Forest, Educational Institutions along with start-ups
and SME sector is of utmost importance in addressing the issues of Climate Change Impacts Management.Therefore, it is
an apt time to deliberate on Climate Change Impacts Management.

 To explore and to exchange state-of-the-art knowledge on climate change science, innovations, integrated
approaches, adaptation strategies, disaster risk reduction, planning and management and vulnerability and impact
assessment tools among regional stakeholders specifically in environment sectors.

 To gather scientific information, experiences and identify knowledge gaps on common, urgent and emergent issues
related Climate Change.

 To identify location-specific knowledge (GUJARAT) and adaptation strategies that may be upscaled to other

 To promote National and International partnerships and linkages among different sectors for collaborative
activities for Centre for Environment and Natural Resources being established under the aegis of Gujarat University-
Park for Industrial Extension and Research (GU-PIER).

 To provide a unique platform to eminent Professionals, Scientists, Researchers, Academicians, and Entrepreneurs
across the globe to participate, present their real time work and share their expertise, research advancements and
new technologies through oral and poster presentations, technical sessions, competition, debate and discussions.

 To create awareness among all about the importance of Management of Impacts due to Climate Change.

The Vibrant Gujarat

The Vibrant State of Gujarat with an area of 1,96,024 square kilometer is bound by Arabian Sea on the west and has
the longest coastline of 1,663 km. Being in the subtropical climate zone with wet southern districts and dry northern
districts, the state witnesses a range of 250C – 450C summer and 150C-350C winter temperatures and average rainfall of
300mm in Kutch -2100mm in Dang. This Vibrant State is susceptible to climate change and the impacts thereof need to
be urgently managed. The issue is being addressed by not only policy makers but academicians and corporate houses at
various levels. An urgent brain storming is envisaged through this conference to generate awareness and identify viable
strategies to mitigate the problems haunting our environment.
In 2008, The Government of India released a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) setting eight priority
missions-National Missions on Solar Energy, Enhanced Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Habitats, Water, Sustaining the
Himalayan Ecosystem, Greening India, Sustainable Agriculture and Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change-outlining a
national strategy that aims to promote development objectives while yielding co-benefits for addressing Climate Change
effectively and enhancing the ecological sustainability of India‘s development path. For the realization of these proposed
actions at the sub national level, in August 2009, the Hon‘ble Prime Minister of India urged each State Government to
create its own State level action plan consistent with strategies in the National Plan.

Gujarat is recognized for the pace of its economic growth. Although primarily an industrial economy, large sections of
population are dependent on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture. Its long coastline supports large section of
poor vulnerable populations. These factors contribute to Gujarat‘s vulnerability to impacts of Climate Change. The
Government of Gujarat is committed to building a sustainable and climate resilient future for its people. Gujarat has
already demonstrated its leadership through a range of policies and that have the potential to counter some of the
challenges of Climate Change. The State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) has been prepared following a
consultative process and aims to ensuring success of these measures and realization of the ambitious and progressive
vision for development.

National Action Plan for Climate Change – NAPCC of Government of India identifies the need and provides adequate
solutions for minimizing damage to the environment. State Action Plan for Climate Change –SAPCC of Government of
Gujarat addresses the road map locally to achieve the National targets. Gujarat is the first and the only state in India to
form an independent Department for Climate Change. The first step towards achieving the objectives was to initiate
GEDA-Gujarat Energy Development Agency entrusted with everything pertaining the energy sector and providing
effective answers to why and how of all relevant problems.

Gujarat University
Gujarat University, established in 1949, is the oldest State University with a glorious past, illustrious Alumni, promising
future and dynamic leadership with a vision of excellence. Gujarat University’s campus is fully equipped with various
facilities to support every aspect of learning, sports, research, innovation and culture. Gujarat University is facilitated with
Sardar Patel Sports City having Olympic standard Sports facilities, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension Research and
Innovation (CERI), GU-PIER (Gujarat University-Park for Industrial Extension and research) for industry-academia
collaborative research, Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), Technology Business
Incubators (TBI) by DST and Atal Innovation Centre (AIC) by NitiAyog, New Delhi which emphasizes the University’s
commitment to academic excellence through innovations.Gujarat University is also the first University to initiate a
unique post graduate course on Climate Change Impacts Management. This multidisciplinary course addresses not
only basic study of the environment but also focuses on challenges faced due to climate change- the risks, the
vulnerability and resilience, the adaptation and the mitigation. The course now matured with PhDs awarded has
witnessed enthusiastic enrolment. The Scholars have collaborated with National and International agencies and
enriched their commitment towards combating Climate Change. Projects in collaboration with ISRO, MoEF, MoES and
Forest Department have further strengthened the academic
outputs in the form of good publications and Projects. The Department of Climate Change Impacts Management at
Gujarat University conducts Seminars, workshops and Interactive sessions regularly with the support of GEDA, GPCB,

Continuing with the legacy of dissemination of knowledge and promoting young minds to prioritize and urgently
identify the issues pertinent to CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS MANAGEMENT, this Conference has been conceptualized.
It is proposed that the academic deliberations during the Conference would focus on the following themes:

A. Climate Change Impacts on Flora, Fauna, Environment and Humans:
Threatening of endangered species, Global Warming, Sea-Level Rise and Flooding Desertification, Impact on
Agriculture and Food Security, Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Causing Skin Cancer

B. Sustainable Climate Impacts Management through Prevention, Adaptation &

Cleaner Production & Clean Technologies, Pollution Prevention and Control, Waste Minimization, Reuse and
Recycling, Solid Waste Management & Co-Processing, Eco-Innovation, Industrial Symbiosis, Synergies and Waste
Exchange, Harnessing of Renewable Energy etc.

C. Climate Action through Adapting Sustainable Consumption and Production

Patterns :
Doing More and Better with Less, Need for Environmental Education and Behavioural Change, Life Cycle
Thinking, Sustainable use of Natural Resources: Water, Energy, Food, Oil, Natural Gas ,Reducing of Footprints on

D. Green Economy and Innovations:

Greening of Economy through Greening of Industrial Policies, Laws and Regulations, Promotion of Cleaner
Production, Clean Technologies for Greener Products, Greening of Infrastructure, Better Access to Finances

E. Addressing Mitigation and Prevention through achieving Sustainable

Development Goals:
Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and infrastructure, responsible Consumption and

Tentative Programme:
Venue: The Senate Hall, Gujarat University.

Day 1
8.30 - 9.30 a.m. Registration
9.30 - 10.30 a.m. Inauguration
10.30 - 12.00 noon Technical session 1: Theme A
Invited talk
Young Scientist session: Oral and Poster presentations
12.00 - 1.30 p.m. Technical session 2: Theme B
Invited talk
Young Scientist session: Oral and Poster presentations
1.30 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch
2.30 - 4.00 p.m. Technical session 3: Theme C
Invited talk
Young Scientist session: Oral and Poster presentations
4.00 - 4.30 p.m. Tea
6.00 - 8.00 p.m. Cultural evening
8.00 - 9.00 p.m. Dinner

Day 2
8.30 - 10.00 a.m. Heritage Walk
10.30 - 12.00noon Technical session 4: Theme D
Invited talk
Young Scientist session: Oral and Poster presentations
12.00 - 1.30 p.m. Technical session 5: Theme E
Invited talk
Young Scientist session: Oral and Poster presentations
1.30 - 2.30 p.m. Lunch
2.30 - 3.30 p.m. Valedictory Session
3.30 p.m. onwards Sight Seeing

Registration : Cash or DD in favour of International Conference - CCIM 2019 payable at Ahmedabad or NEFT/RTGS
Account number : 3022015022 IFSC Code : KKBK0003022 Kotak Mahindra Bank

Category Registration Fee

Students: Rs. 2000.00
Faculty: Rs. 3000.00
Industry: Rs. 5000.00
Accompanying person: Rs.2000.00
Foreign Delegates: $100.00
Accompanying person: $ 80.00

Excecutive Committee:
 Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Forests & Environment Department
 Mr. M .K. Das, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines Department
 Shri S. J. Haider, IAS, Principal Secretary (I/C), Climate Change Department
 Ms. D. Thara, IAS, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, GIDC
 Shri G. K. Sinha, IFS, PCCF, HOFF
 Shri R. D. Kamboj, IFS, Director, GEER Foundation
 Dr. Sanjiv Tyagi, IFS, Director GFRF

Advisory Committee:
 Dr. Deepak Apte, Chairman, EAC, MOEF
 Dr. Dinesh Mishra, IFS, Chairman, SEAC, Gujarat
 Mr. N. K. Verma, Former Additional Director CPCB
 Prof. V. K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, Tezpur University, Assam
 Dr. Bharat Jain, Member Secretary, GCPC
 Shri K. C. Mistry, Member Secretary, GPCB
 Dr. Jaimin Vasa, President GCCI
 Prof. Anamik Shah, V.C. Gujarat Vidyapith
 Mr. Shwetal Shah, Technical Advisor, Climate Change Department
 Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor, GUJCOST
 Dr. Subhash Soni, Mission Director, GSBTM
 Prof. A. U. Patel, Advisor, KCG, Gujarat
 Shri Sudhir Mehta, Torrent Pharma
 Shri Pankaj Patel, Chairman & Managing Director, ZydusCadila
 Shri Shailesh Patwari, Ex-President, GCCI
 Mr. Prabodh Patel, Federation of Industries Association
 Dr. Pradeep Upadhaya, Principal Director, CIPET
 Mr. Vijay Nehra, IAS, Commissioner, AMC
 Dr. Vikrant Pandya, IAS, Collector, Ahmedabad

Local Advisory Committee:

 Prof. R. J. Verma, Director, School of Sciences
 Prof. N. K. Jain, Head, Life Science Department
 Prof. Meenu Saraf, Head, Microbiology Department
 Prof. P. N. Gajjar, Head, Physics Department

Organised by:

Forest & Environment Industries & Mines Climate Change

Department Department Department
Govermment of Gujarat Govermment of Gujarat Govermment of Gujarat

Partner Organisations:



Supported by:

Patrons - CCIM 2019
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS Prof. (Dr.) Himanshu Pandya
Additional Chief Secretary, Vice-Chancellor
Forests & Environment aepartment Gujarat University

Co-Patrons - CCIM 2019

Shri. S. J. Haider, IAS Dr. P. M. Patel Mr. M. K. Das
Principal Secretary (I/C) Registrar (I/C) Principal Secretary
Climate Change Department Gujarat University Industries & Mines Department

Convener - CCIM 2019

Prof. V. K. Jain
Head, Department of Chemistry, Gujarat University

Organising Secretaries-CCIM 2019

Prof. Rakesh Rawal Prof. Archana Mankad

Registration Committee
Prof. Hyacinth Highland Dr. Saumya Patel Dr. S. Prasanthkumar
Dr. DevyaniTipre Dr. Divya Mishra Dr. Ankita Patel

Local Organising Committee Catering Committee

Prof. Hitesh Solanki Prof. Bharat Maitreya
Prof. Pranav Srivastav Dr. Ravi Gor

Transport Committee Accommodation Committee

Dr. Hitesh D. Patel Prof. Linz Buoy George
Dr. Kapil kumar Dr. Rushikesh Joshi
Dr. Rakesh Panchal Dr. Kiransinh Rajput

Arrangements Committee Finance & Accounts Committee

Dr. Nainesh Modi Mr. Alay Mehta
Dr. Vasishtha Bhatt Mr. Kanaiya Thaker

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Last date for Registration: 8th February 2019
Last date for submission of abstracts: 8th February 2019

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