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Annual media briefing 2015 agenda

Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll
Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll works as a Climate Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. He has been leading extensive research on ocean-atmosphere interactions in the Indian Ocean, and its interaction with the monsoon and marine ecosystem. He has played a leading role in developing the first Indian Climate Model – the IITM Earth System Model.
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Professor Emmmanuel Olukayode Oladipo
Professor Emmmanuel Olukayode Oladipo is currently with the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, as an Adjunct Professor to lead research and advisory services Environment and Climate Change. He has been leading the Nigerian delegation on adaptation to the COPs since 2009. He has also extensively worked with UN system in various capacities.
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Dr Rosa T Perez
Dr. Rosa T. Perez has more than 30 years operational and research experience on weather and climate hazards, nearly 20 years on climate change and disaster risk reduction. Dr. Perez is one of the pioneers in climate change activities and research in the Philippines and SE Asia Region, using disaster risk reduction as one of the adaptation strategies at the community level.
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Dr Youba Sokona
Dr SOKONA works at the South Centre (an Intergovernmental Organization of Developing Countries) as a Special Advisor on Sustainable Development. He has served in various advisory capacities to African governments. He just has been elected as a Vice-Chair of the IPCC for the cycle of sixth Assessment Report of the Panel.
Dr Lavanya Rajamani
Lavanya Rajamani is professor at Centre for Policy Research, where she researches legal issues relating to the environment (in particular climate change), international law, and human rights. She has authored several books on international environmental law and has written reports and working papers for organisations including the International Law Association, the World Bank, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Mr Markus Wypior
Mr. Wypior is the Deputy Director of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) and heads the IGEN Green Energy Corridor Project on large scale grid integration of renewable energy. He has been working in various industrial and development co-operation projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Asia and South East Asia.
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Dr Maricar Carmelita Alberto
Dr Maricar Carmelita Alberto is a senior scientist with the Crop & Environmental Sciences Division of the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. She has also been involved with Inter-regional research program on methane emission from rice fields funded by the Global Environment Facility of the UNDP.
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Dr Asaah Ndambi
Asaah Ndambi is a Livestock Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and is part of the “Mazingira” (Environment) center. He is also networking across Africa on Manure Management strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala
Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa; and a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineers in Sri Lanka. He served as the Director General of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), from 2011 to 2015.
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Dr Satish B. Agnihotri
Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri is a career bureaucrat. He recently retired as Secretary (Coordination & Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat. Prior to this he was Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
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H. E. Mr. François Richier
Mr. François Richier was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to India on 17 October 2011. He presented his credentials to H.E. President P.D. Patil on 1 November 2011.
Mr. Ashok Lavasa,
Mr. Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change. Prior to taking charge as a secretary, some of the key positions held at the centre and state level include, secretary in ministry of civil aviation, ministry of power, and ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr Sikapale Chinzewe
Mr Chinzewe has spent the last two years serving in India and is currently Acting High Commissioner at the Zambia High Commission in New. Prior to his appointment in the foreign service he spent nearly two decades in the civil society both in Zambia and Malawi. He has worked with international non govermental organisations (INGO) which include World Vision,Tearfund and Habitat for Humanity.


“Thank you so much for providing an opportunity to be with you all in such a wonderful session.”
Zeenat Zeeshan Fazil, Jammu and Kashmir
“It was a great information sharing experience in New Delhi. Looking forward to future meetings as well.”
Syeda Ambia, Assam
It was nice meeting you and your team in New Delhi. The media briefing helped me to get new insights into the global politics of climate change and fresh story angles which I will pursue during the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference.”
Frederick Mugira, Uganda
“Thanks a lot for the opportunity. I am looking forward for many more relations in the future for the sake of the development of the Global South. It has been a lovely and wonderful experience.”
Baboloki Semele, Botswana

CSE Regional Media Briefing Workshop, Ranchi, Jharkhand: July 3, 2015

CSE organised a Regional Media Briefing Workshop​ on July 3, 2015 in Ranchi, Jharkhand​ on ​District Mineral Foundations (DMFs). DMFs were​ created recently by the Government of India for the benefit of communities impacted by mining.

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Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Understanding environmental issues for better reportage: A media briefing for journalists Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

A workshop and a power plant

Second in the series of workshops on the thermal power sector in India, the Media Briefing Workshop for Better Reportage

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Date: June 17-18, 2015

Understanding environmental issues for better reportage: A media briefing for journalists

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), April 9-10, 2015

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Date: April 9-10, 2015

First India-Africa Dialogue and Media Briefing on Air Quality and Mobility

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Traffic congestion and worsening air quality in cities of Africa and India is a cause for concern


Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015

The poor in climate change : March 11-12, 2015

CSE: Annual Media Briefing



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Souparno Banerjee


Sheeba Madan, programme officer

Participants Feedback

“It was nice attending the briefing. Great deliberations too.
Apollo Mubiru, Online Editor, Vision Media Group, Kampala, Uganda

“It was my pleasure to attend the program. The program was great in a word.”
Dilara Hossain, Staff Reporter, Bangladesh Sangbad Sanstha, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“It was a great experience and learning process during the media briefing. The total process of perceiving and outlook toward the news and especially environment related events has totally changed for me after understanding the politics of environment related issues.”
Pinaki Das, Correspondent, ANI, Agartala, Tripura

"It was an enlightening experience. Despite my over four decades in the field, realisation dawned on how far removed I was on critical issues concerning the environment and our lives.The Clarity of those in the CSE on issues concerning their worksphere spoke of their clear minded approach."
R.K. Misra, Roving Editor, Free Press Journal, Mumbai; State Correspondent, Associated Press (AP),Delhi; Outlook, Delhi; Hitavada, Nagpur; and Daily Post, Chandigarh

“Thanks CSE once again. It is first time for me to attend such meet and was very informative for me to learn, how much the climate change has caused to other countries.”
Tashi Tenzin, Reporter, Kuensel, Thimphu, Bhutan















Media Clippings

Vidusara Science magazine (Sri Lanka), Dec 10, 2014 issue

Vidusara Science magazine (Sri Lanka), Dec 10, 2014 issue
CSE, India holds Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change
Riza P. Lacbao, ZamboTimes, Dec 11, 2014

Manthan (Supplement of Marathi Daily Lokmat), Dec 7, 2014
The North-South divide
Rina Saeed Khan, Dawn Sunday Magazine (Pakistan), Nov. 16, 2014
IPCC for phasing out coal, but India plans to make coal washing mandatory
Urmi Goswami, Economic Times Bureau, Nov 8, 2014
IPCC dropped key chart ‘inconvenient’ to developed world: CSE
Vishwa Mohan, TNN, Nov 7, 2014
Developed Nations Forced IPCC To Drop Climate Chart: Indian Advocacy Group
Bernama, Nov 7, 2014
More extreme weather events in coming years: Centre for Science and Environment
FirstPost, Nov 6, 2014
More extreme weather events in the coming years: CSE
Zee News, Nov 7, 2014
Climate Change: CSE Ponders Frequency in Cyclones, Flash Floods with Alarm
Microfinance Monitor, Nov 7, 2014
More extreme weather events in the coming years: CSE
IANS, Nov 6, 2014

Chaitrali Chandorkar, Mahrashtra Times

Chaitrali Chandorkar, Mahrashtra Times
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Date: November 6-7, 2014

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