The centre aims to help the policymakers to devise and design possible alternatives for mitigating the climate crisis.
In a bid to support the nation in dealing with the problems related to climate change, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has set up the 'Chandrakanta Kesavan centre for energy policy and climate solutions'. This would help the policymakers to devise, design and implement possible alternatives for mitigating the climate crisis. Besides, the technology developed at this centre will also be deployed to tackle the issues at the global level.
Centre to work with the department of sustainable energy engineering
Reportedly, the institute signed a pact with Sudhakar Kesavan, an old alumnus from the batch of 1976 for the establishment of this centre. Named after his mother Dr Chandrakanta Kesavan, a pioneering woman in the field of science, it will commemorate her legacy. She obtained her doctorate from Allahabad University and later became a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Notably, she contributed to All India Radio as an acoustical engineer and administrator.
Proposed to be built as an autonomous facility, the centre will work in tandem with the department of sustainable energy engineering. Converging attention on matters of policy, communications, education and outreach efforts aimed at implementing technology and science-based solutions, the centre would aid the nation and the world. Reportedly, a host of eminent global academics, technologists, researchers and policy makers will take part in the discussions at this centre.
Plans to be devised for turning IIT-K into a carbon-neutral institute
Reportedly, the director of the top-notch technological institute affirmed that the officials at the centre will be asked to prepare plans for transforming the college into a carbon-neutral place within the c 5 years.
Additionally, reports state that the centre's larger vision will be to formulate carbon solutions and assure information for the development of a proper policy. Besides, the officials at the centre would also attempt to connect with the stakeholders to reduce and fix the problems ushered by climate change.