Climate Change is one such discourse, which has evolved massively in the last two decades. The entire
timeline of UNFCCC is the proof of several key milestones in the evolution of global climate policy,
which includes: Geneva Climate Change Conference, 1996, Kyoto Climate Conference 1997, Marrakesh
Conference 2001, New Delhi Conference 2002, Nairobi Conference 2006, Bali Conference 2007, Poznan
Conference 2008, Copenhagen Conference, 2009, Cancun Conference 2010, Durban Conference 2011, Doha
Conference 2012, Warsaw Conference 2013, Lima Conference 2014, Paris Conference 2015. Climate Change
conferences have grown quite exponentially in the last twenty years. These global meetings range from
small sessions to large COPs (Conference of Parties decisions). Climate negotiation is one such unique
forum, where not only individual states but also like-minded countries came together as a group. There
have been representations from civil societies, industrial groups, farmers associations and even global
news media. During COP 21, in 2015, governments agreed to mobilize stronger and ambitious climate
action to attain the goals of the Paris Agreement. India and especially North East India, have witnessed
several climate disasters in last one decade. The problems of floods, water shortage, depletion of natural
resources, loss of natural biodiversity reserves, the rise in GHG emissions and temperature and many
We, in the field of academics and research, acknowledge and believe that there is a dire need to scale up
global response to climate change. In order to do the same, commitments from all stakeholders and
actors are necessary, including those propelled via Lima Paris Agenda.
The concept behind this international conference draws its inspiration from all the aforementioned
conferences, where multilateral discussions on climate change matters took place.
Taking place on 9th and 10th March 2019 in National Law University and Judicial Academy Campus,
Guwahati- Assam, this will be the first multidisciplinary international conference on multi-faceted
aspects of Climate Change to showcase the multidimensional contours of Climate action across several
disciplines of academic and research studies.
The two days in this riverine port city of North East India will witness a number of passionate
participants and delegates meeting to table their findings and analysis on climate change. Scholars,
academicians, students, policymakers across the world, from a range of streams and backgrounds will
come together to mark the initiation of this international conference on climate change. Eminent
speakers will deliver opening remarks during this conference and each session will aim to touch upon
several issues and topics on climate change. This conference is open for all academic streams. The
research papers and discussions of this conference will revolve around the focus areas of adaptation,
resilience, mitigation, cooperative implementation, capacity building, climate technology, climate
finance, climate education, local communities- indigenous peoples-gender perspective of climate,
agriculture- natural resource management and climate, biodiversity, energy, land use-land use change
and forestry etc.
There is still a long way to go. This conference is one minor attempt to promote and propagate intergenerational
and intra-generational equity through climate actions, towards the next level of ambitions
for a greener tomorrow and better tomorrow.
Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy and Research of National Law University and Judicial
Academy- Assam welcomes you all to join hands and make this conference, a grand success.