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Climate change centre

Union Department of Science and Technology is planning to set up a Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, to focus on climate change science, adaptation and mitigation, the institution’s director said Sunday. “The project will include water resources, biodiversity, agriculture, ocean and marine ecosystem, coastal and island vulnerability including sea level rise, extreme events, disaster risk reduction and management, Socio-economic vulnerability and Livelihood,” IIT Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti told the media after the institute’s 62nd convocation. It will help in carrying out risk and vulnerability assessment of various environmental divers.

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