Conference on Conservation Science and Sustainable Development, 24-25 January 2017, Bengaluru


ATREE was established in 1996 as a research institution in the areas of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. We focus on interdisciplinary research, education and action to influence policy and practice on conservation of nature, management of natural resources, and sustainable development.

In 2016, ATREE will complete 20 years. Over this period ATREE's research has had significant impacts. In celebrating 20 years of ATREE and to call attention to current environmental challenges, we are conducting a two day international conference in January 2017. The main themes of the conference are:

  • Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Society
  • Water, Land and Society
  • Forest Governance and Livelihoods
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Development

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Programme

Venue: J N Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Day 1: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

 
09:00 - 10:00 Inaugural address and Felicitations by dignitaries
 


Kamaljit S. Bawa
ATREE President and Distinguished Professor of
Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote speaker
 


Georgina Mace
How should we value nature
in a human dominated world?
 
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
 

Session 1: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Society

 
11:15 - 12:00 Keynote speaker
 


Gunter Pauli
Conservation of Nature to Regeneration of Ecosystems:
How new business models will shape water,
agriculture, food and energy for all
 
12:00 - 01:30 Invited talks
 


Breena Holland,
Environmental justice: Who counts
and how much is enough?


Robert L. Pressey
Back to the basics with conservation
planning: Science and policy through
the lens of making a difference.
 


Siddharth Krishnan
Conservation at ATREE:
A paean and some soul searching.


Arnold van Huis
The sustainability of using
insects as food and feed.
 
1:30 - 2:30 Lunch
 
2:30 - 4:00 Panel Discussion
 
Moderator:
 


Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam
Professor Emeritus, Development Studies, Norwegian
University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
 
Panelists:
Conservation in the ‘Anthropocene’: What are the Prospects for Biocentric and Anthropocentric Conservation Policy and Practice?
 


Breena Holland, Associate Professor, Department of
Political Science, Lehigh University, United States


John D. Linnell
Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for
Nature Research (NINA)


M.D. Madhusudan
Scientist, Western Ghats,
Nature Conservation Foundation
 


Jayashree Ratnam
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore


Eivin Røskaft
Professor, Department of Biology, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
 
4:00 - 4:30 Coffee break
 
4:30 - 4:45 Young scholar presentations
 

Session 2: Climate Change Mitigation and Development

 
4:45 - 6:15 Invited Talks
 

Ulka Kelkar
Low carbon energy choices
by urban Indian households

Narasimha D. Rao
How much energy do Indians ‘need’?
 

Geir Heierstad
India's urban agenda -
growth and climate change

Radhika Khosla
Multiple objective based energy
and climate policy making
 
6:15 - 7:00 Honoring ATREE Institutional Staff
 

Day 2: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Session 3: Forest Governance and Livelihoods

 
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote speaker
 


Esther Mwangi
Principal Scientist, Forests and Governance
Program, Center for International Forestry
Research (CIFOR)
 
09:45 - 10:45 Invited talks
 


Tamara Ticktin
Sustainability of harvesting non-timber forest products: some lessons learned from the Western Ghats


Sharachchandra Lele
Forests, livelihoods and governance in India: Insights and challenges


Tor A. Benjaminsen
Norway and REDD+ knowledge claims, concealed practices and the creation of success stories
 
10:45 - 11:00 Young scholar presentations
 
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
 
11:30 - 12:45 Panel discussion
Empowering local communities for conservation and development
 
Moderator:
 


Nitin D. Rai
Fellow, ATREE, Bangalore
 
Panelists:
 

Tushar Dash
Vasundhara, Bhubaneshwar

Ilse Köhler Rollefson
League for Pastoral People (LPP), Rajasthan
 

Charlie Shackleton
Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes
University, South Africa

Sandeep Virmani
Managing Director, Hunnarshala Foundation for
Building Technology & Innovations, Bhuj
 
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch
 

Session 4: Water, Land and Society

 
1:45 - 2:30 Keynote speaker
 


Upmanu Lall
Water, energy, food, and climate challenges:
prospects for national and regional solutions
 
2:30 - 3:45 Invited talks
 


Veena Srinivasan
Bridging the science-policy divide.
Lessons from ATREE's research in South India


Christopher A. Scott
Does the pursuit of food security
jeopardize water security?
 


Margreet Zwarteveen
Politics and practices of water governance


Richard Allan
Developing strategies for delivery of sustainable
safe drinking water in rural communities
 
3:45 - 4:00 Young scholar presentations
 
4:00 - 4:45 High tea
 
T N Khoshoo Memorial Award Function
 
4:45 – 5:00 Award ceremony
 
5:00 – 5:15 Address by the awardee
 
5:15 - 6:30 Policy round table on water: Is inter-linking of rivers
the only way to solve India's water woes
 
Moderator:
 


Sharachchandra Lele
Senior Fellow, ATREE, Bangalore
 
Panelists:
 


Prof. Brij Gopal
Coordinator, Centre for Inland Waters
in South Asia, Jaipur


Himanshu Kulkarni
Founder Trustee and Executive Director,
ACWADAM, Pune


Lyla Mehta
Professor, Institute of International Environment
and Development (Noragric), Norwegian
University of Life Sciences


K. J. Joy
Senior Fellow, SOPPECOM
 
6:30 - 7:00 Concluding remarks by the Khoshoo family
Vote of thanks by the Director of ATREE
 

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