UNESCO Chair in Climate Science and Policy (999), established in 2012 at TERI University, New Delhi (India)


Climate Change, Climate Science and Policy.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • contribute to national development in line with the National Action Plan for Climate Change, particularly working on forecasting systems and adaptations to climate change;
  • design and offer an interdisciplinary Masters’ programme that relates science and policy on sustainable development, and that addresses issues such as adaptation and mitigation of climate change, taking into account social, economic, financial and legal aspects of climate change, targeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and UNESCO’s Strategic Objectives, particularly UNESCO’s Action to Address Climate Change;
  • hold short-term training programmes for university students, civil servants, businessmen, managers, etc., at different levels and areas of climate change that are relevant to them; and,
  • create a knowledge space in Asia for studies related to climate science, policy and climate change at TERI University and enhance the existing resources in research and teaching with the aim of establishing a department within TERI University dedicated to climate change, climate science and policy studies.

Host Institution

TERI University (India)

Inauguration of a UNESCO Chair in Climate Science and Policy at TERI University in New Delhi

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO New Delhi

Contact: R.K. Pachauri, Chancellor

TERI University

10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj,

New Delhi 110 070