Department of International Relations and Governance Studies Organizing a Workshop on ‘Climate Governance and Global Commons’

The Department of International Relations and Governance Studies invites you to a workshop titled ‘Climate Governance and Global Commons’ on 28 August 2021, from 12:30-4:00 PM. The workshop is driven by Global Policy Insights (GPI), and will focus on game-theory principles to answer some of the most complex issues around climate change management and global commons. It will also explore the foundation principles in economics and law that form the basis of policy action in the realm of climate governance.

Those attending the workshop will also receive certificates on completion of the workshop.

Session 1: ‘Climate Governance: Policy Paradigms to Strengthen SDG13 (Climate Action)’ is a 1hour 30 minutes workshop that covers some of the foundational principles that form the bedrock of policy and legislation to curb air and water pollution. It delves into the logic and philosophical underpinnings of climate change policy to offer an inside view into the mental models of tackling some of the most intractable problems facing the planet today. The workshop also discusses laws and fundamental legal thinking around climate change policy.

Eeshan Chaturvedi is the founder of EnviPol and the assistant dean at Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability. He is an environmental and energy lawyer and had completed his LL.M. in environmental law and policy from Stanford Law School in June 2015. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor in Laws, he served as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of India. After this, he became the first judicial clerk appointed by the National Green Tribunal. With a specific interest in environmental litigation and policy, he worked on environmental issues ranging from groundwater restoration, restructuring of highways and other infrastructure projects, to sustainable development requirements in policy framework, international oil spill and like cases.

Session 2: ‘Game Theory and Systems Thinking for Global Commons’ is a 1 hour 30 minutes workshop that delves into the problem of collective action through a game theoretical lens. The aim of this workshop is to give handy tools to future policymakers to help them bring about cooperation towards climate change policies. This workshop delves into the various strategies policymakers can adopt to bring about effective action to address climate change and manage global commons. The workshop also utilizes paradigms of systems thinking to understand unintended consequences of various policies, and to spark new and innovative ideas to manage public goods more effectively.

Arpit Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CEO of Global Policy Insights. He is also a lecturer at the San Francisco State University where he teaches comparative perspectives in public service to graduate students. A graduate of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Arpit holds an MPA degree with a focus on governance, politics and policy studies. He was also the first non-US citizen to hold the position of editor-in-chief of the Cornell Policy Review. He is the author of the book, ‘Our Egalitarian Universe?’ and has been the editor of ‘Not without her: Communal Harmony’- a monograph printed by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Government of India, with essays from the top civil servants of the country. He has published articles in various prestigious journals on the themes of democracy, governance, systems thinking, game theory, history and politics.

About Global Policy Insights
Global Policy Insights partners with and serves governments, universities, local and multinational communities, and corporates around the world to deliver innovative unions of research, advisory, design, deliberative inquiry, and consulting services. The areas of focus for GPI are international political economy, strategic studies, governance, sustainability, and artificial intelligence. They have previously conducted events and have been represented at reputed institutions like the National Law School of University India (NLSIU) Bangalore, IIT Madras, and Delhi University, etc.

GPI has a fellowship program named Global Policy, Diplomacy and Sustainability (GPODS) which is a collaborative venture of the Global Policy Insights (GPI) and Envipol, for forging leaders of tomorrow at the intersection of public policy, diplomacy and climate change.

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