18.02.2011 | DIE: Book Presentation "Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons"

Professor A. Damodaran of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore will present his book “Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons”.

His book explores global environmental negotiations against the backdrop of complex political relations, the climate change conventions and multilateral environmental assessments and their effect on special interest groups. It weaves in the story of India’s emergent economy, its sustainable development, and the multifaceted nationhood, the diversity of its rural scene, and the challenges of seamlessness brought in by the power of its information technology. Viewing global environmental movements, the book discusses the pattern of global negotiations from the environmental summit capitals of the world: Rio, Kyoto, Cartagena, Bonn, Stockholm, Montreal, Geneva, Basel, and Copenhagen among others to graphically portray the plight of a post-modern world that grapples with the problems of climate, land degradation, chemical transfers, and biodiversity.

Professor A. Damodaran’s research areas are Environmental Economics and Finance, Commodity Trade, IPR Regimes for IT, Plant Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Sectors.

Programme:

  • Introduction by Dr. Imme Scholz, Deputy Director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Book Presentation by Professor A. Damodaran: “Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons”
  • Comments by Dr. Steffen Bauer, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

For Participation, please contact Ina.Gampfer@die-gdi.de

Organiser: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Date/Time: 18.02.2011, 10:00 – 12:00 h

Venue: Bonn, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Invitation