To promote Climate action in the education field Indian Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has introduced a ‘Centre for Climate Studies’. The officials reported that the new centre will be a Centre of Excellence at IIMK. The main focus of the courses under the Centre will be on CLIMATE which represents Climate Leadership, Internationalization and Management for policy Advancement, Technology and Enterprise.
The management will provide short-term training courses to help the candidates in becoming climate ambassadors and engage in climate research projects through the Lakshadweep Studies programme. The other goal is also to promote climate change actions in educational institutions and motivate them to move toward carbon neutrality.
Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode during the launch event addressed the attendees and highlighted that Climate change is an immense challenge and the international community, national policymakers and educational institutes need to act proactively to curb the impacts of climate change.
He further elaborated on the vision of this initiative and said, “Research, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and environmental awareness will be the foundation on which the Centre will endeavour to make a meaningful contribution towards India’s goals of achieving carbon-neutrality by 2070.”