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IIT Delhi and Rockefeller Foundation Established Climate Sciences and Technology Chair
This partnership transcends financial support, representing a strategic alliance aimed at fostering sustainable collaborations between academia and industry. Together, IIT Delhi and the Rockefeller Foundation aspire to spearhead advancements in climate sciences and technology......

by Pragti Sharma / 29 Jan 2024 20:58 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 73

In a strategic collaboration, the Rockefeller Foundation is extending support to the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) for the establishment of the Climate Sciences and Technology Chair. This initiative is poised to cultivate advancements in climate technology interventions, steering toward the resolution of pressing global climate challenges.



Over the next five years, IIT Delhi will undertake the appointment of a distinguished academic specializing in climate sciences and technology. This endeavor seeks to augment the talent pool in this field, specifically from regions within the Global South.



The overarching objective is to stimulate innovation and foster global collaboration in the relentless pursuit of effective climate change mitigation strategies. The collaboration is aligned with The Rockefeller Foundation's recent commitment of USD 1 billion towards a comprehensive climate strategy, emphasizing the critical role of scientific action and concerted efforts in tackling climate change.



Professor Naresh Bhatnagar, Dean (R&D) at IIT Delhi, acknowledges the magnitude of the challenge presented by climate change and views this collaboration as an instrumental step. He anticipates that this partnership will significantly contribute to research-driven climate action both within and beyond the institutional boundaries of IIT Delhi.



This partnership transcends financial support, representing a strategic alliance aimed at fostering sustainable collaborations between academia and industry. Together, IIT Delhi and the Rockefeller Foundation aspire to spearhead advancements in climate sciences and technology, contributing meaningfully to the global discourse on climate change mitigation.



News Source: India Today


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