K. Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Shyam Saran

National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bengaluru-560 012

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme

Prof. Baldev Raj, Director and the Faculty at NIAS

Invite you to the


to be delivered by

Shri Shyam Saran
Former Foreign Secretary and
Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change


Climate Change and Energy Security:
The Twin Challenges Confronting India

Chairperson: Prof. Baldev Raj
Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time: 6.00 pm (Coffee/Tea: 5:30 pm)

Venue: J.R.D. Tata Auditorium, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru 560 012


Climate Change and Energy Security are two sides of the same coin. To deal with the threat of Climate Change, the world needs to undertake a strategic shift from current economic processes based on greenhouse gas (GHG) generating fossil fuels to those based instead on renewable sources of energy like solar energy and clean sources of energy such as nuclear energy. For an energy constrained country like India this strategic shift will be integral to its own ecologically sustainable development and also contribute to the global effort to tackle Climate Change. The challenge will lie in managing the transition, which imposes economic burden and in negotiating a global Climate regime which can enable and support India in this endeavour. Is India headed in the right direction on both these counts?"

About the Speaker:

Shyam Saran is a former Foreign Secretary and has served as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change. He is former Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board and currently Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, Delhi. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest national award, in January 2011 for his contributions to Civil Service. He writes and speaks regularly on foreign policy, climate change, energy security and national and international security related issues.

All are invited to attend

Tuesday, August 11, 2015