Milind Kandlikar, an associate professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, both at the University of British Columbia, will speak on "Climate Uncertainty and Development: The Indian Conundrum,"at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Burr Hall, Room 219.
About Milind Kandlikar: (Visiting Research Scholar, Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Change/Reed Visiting Environmental Economist; September 2012 – June 2013). Kandlikar is a professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. His work focuses on the intersection of technology innovation, human development, and the global environment.
Kandlikar's current research examines the co-impacts of improved air quality and climate change mitigation from air pollution reductions, scientific capacity at the climate change science/policy interface in developing countries, and the risks and regulation of emerging bio and nanotechnologies. Other ongoing projects include the determinants of the diffusion of solar lighting systems in India, lifecycle energy impacts of information technologies, and the implications of India's use of Universal Identification technologies on the delivery of social services to the poor. He has also published extensively on the science and policy of climate change. Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University.