The research team will investigate nature-based solutions that point to sustainable futures for highly threatened coastal habitats in India and demonstrate their ability to contribute to the implementation of an emissions inventory for national greenhouse gases, and deliver new opportunities for emerging climate change and green recovery plans in India.(Pratik Chorge/HT file)
The research team will investigate nature-based solutions that point to sustainable futures for highly threatened coastal habitats in India and demonstrate their ability to contribute to the implementation of an emissions inventory for national greenhouse gases, and deliver new opportunities for emerging climate change and green recovery plans in India.(Pratik Chorge/HT file)

Scotland-Gujarat universities pact on new India climate research

Two universities in Scotland – St Andrews and Aberdeen – have joined the Ahmedabad University to investigate new approaches to the management of coastal wetland habitats in India following research funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 05:55 PM IST

Two universities in Scotland – St Andrews and Aberdeen – have joined the Ahmedabad University to investigate new approaches to the management of coastal wetland habitats in India following research funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Their project, ‘Sustainable Coastal Habitats, Blue Carbon and the Challenges of Net Zero’, will focus on India’s coastal wetlands and mangrove forests as important blue carbon systems which can deliver sustainable management solutions for coastal environments and their communities.

Led by the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at St Andrews, with the University of Aberdeen and Ahmedabad University, the project is funded by the RSE’s Scottish Asia Partnerships Higher Education Research Fund (SAPHIRE).

The fund is a new grant scheme funded by the Scottish Government with the aim of enhancing the existing international research partnerships between Scottish universities and partners in India, Japan and Pakistan, the University of St Andrews said on Tuesday.

The research team will investigate nature-based solutions that point to sustainable futures for highly threatened coastal habitats in India and demonstrate their ability to contribute to the implementation of an emissions inventory for national greenhouse gases, and deliver new opportunities for emerging climate change and green recovery plans in India.

The university said: “Mangrove forests are unsustainably exploited in many of India’s unprotected coastal wetlands, due to factors including pressures from land use change and deforestation”.

“Mangrove forests provide livelihoods to India’s rural poor, while also providing important ecosystem services, such as nursery grounds for coastal fisheries. The research conducted will seek to establish the basis to implement an emissions inventory for coastal wetlands across India”.

Lead researcher Bill Austin from St Andrews said: “Our project offers the opportunity to help meet the global health, wellbeing, social and other challenges caused by Covid-19…We will expand the partnership opportunity in higher education research within Scotland and between Scotland and India, by focusing on research which addresses the global climate emergency and builds on expertise at St Andrews, Aberdeen, Ahmedabad and beyond.”

The university’s statement on the project quoted Ahmedabad University vice-chancellor Pankaj Chandra as saying: “The project aligns well with Ahmedabad University’s focus on interdisciplinary research as it brings together experts from diverse disciplines”.

“This would help build research links between Ahmedabad University, the University of St Andrews and the University of Aberdeen and open up new opportunities for future research collaborations.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
SSC JHT, SHT, Junior Translator result out(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
SSC JHT, SHT, Junior Translator result out(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SSC JHT, SHT, junior translator paper 1 results declared at ssc.nic.in

By Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • Staff Selection Commission on Tuesday released the results for junior hindi translator, senior hindi translator and junior translator paper 1 exams. Candidates who have appeared for the exams can check their results online at ssc.nic.in.
Close
SBI PO mains admit card 2021.(Screengrab )
SBI PO mains admit card 2021.(Screengrab )

SBI PO mains admit card 2021 released, here's direct link to download

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Candidates who have qualified for the SBI PO mains 2021 can download their admit card online at sbi.co.in on or before January 29, 2021.
Close
The test pattern in banking exams is such that the total time allotted to attempt a paper is a lot less compared to the number and difficulty level of the questions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The test pattern in banking exams is such that the total time allotted to attempt a paper is a lot less compared to the number and difficulty level of the questions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IBPS SO Mains: Last minute strategies for acing the exam

By Aashish Arora
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:00 PM IST
  • The IBPS SO exam has four sections — Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude in addition to English Language.
Close
Students who have been allotted seats under the second special round can secure their admission by January 8.(HT FILE)
Students who have been allotted seats under the second special round can secure their admission by January 8.(HT FILE)

TANCET 2021 registration for admission to PG Courses in Anna University begins

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:31 PM IST
  • Anna University Admission: The online registration process for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2021 has begun on Tuesday, January 19.
Close
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

ICAI CA January 2021: Notice for Kolkata exam centre change released

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • The institute will conduct the ICAI CA foundation examination 2021 from January 21 to 28, 2021, at various centres spread across the country.
Close
MHT CET B.Pharma Admissions 2020
MHT CET B.Pharma Admissions 2020

MHT CET B.Pharma Admissions: Revised schedule released, check here

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell has released a revised schedule for CAP Round 2 for admissions to MHT CET 2020 B. Pharma courses.
Close
Ayush NEET Counselling begins today (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Ayush NEET Counselling begins today (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ayush NEET-UG counselling registration begins today

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:06 PM IST
  • The third or mop-up round registration for AYUSH -NEET UG counselling 2020 will begin from today, January 19, 2021.
Close
College students (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
College students (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Universities in Punjab to reopen from January 21

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 11:00 AM IST
All government and private universities in Punjab will reopen on January 21 after over 10 months of closure due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Close
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File photo)

UP CM to distribute appointment letters to 436 teachers today

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:32 AM IST
  • Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will distribute appointment letters to 436 selected candidates for the post of assistant teachers/associate lecturers in the government secondary schools here on Tuesday.
Close
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’(PTI)

Edu Min urges students for more research, innovation at NIT-Hamirpur convocation

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Pokhriyal said the situation was conducive for the youth and the ground was open for them. Now, they have to come forward and work in order to make India a supreme power in every respect.
Close
IBPS RRB PO Main admit card 2020
IBPS RRB PO Main admit card 2020

IBPS PO RRB Mains 2020: Officer Scale 1 main admit card released at ibps.in

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:42 AM IST
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on Monday released the IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains admit cards 2020 at ibps.in
Close
SBI has raised $900 million of deposits and extended $400 million of loans through its Yono app.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
SBI has raised $900 million of deposits and extended $400 million of loans through its Yono app.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

SBI PO Result 2020 declared at sbi.co.in, here's how to check

By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • SBI PO Result 2020: State Bank of India on Monday declared the results for its probationary officer preliminary exams at sbi.co.in
Close
Students in classroom.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Students in classroom.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

11 students in Gujarat test coronavirus positive on 1st day of school

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:06 AM IST
At least 11 girl students of classes 10 and 12 tested positive for coronavirus on Monday during random testing on the campus of a school-cum-hostel in Keshod town in Gujarat's Junagadh district on the first day of resumption of classes, officials said.
Close
Classroom being sanitized(HT_PRINT)
Classroom being sanitized(HT_PRINT)

Students in Delhi schools not allowed to enter premises without parents consent

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Just a day after schools in national capital reopened, several schools in the national capital on Tuesday did not allow students to enter school premises without the letter of consent from parents.
Close
SBI PO prelims results declared. The SBI PO preliminary examination was held on January 4, 5 and 6..(Reuters file photo)
SBI PO prelims results declared. The SBI PO preliminary examination was held on January 4, 5 and 6..(Reuters file photo)

SBI PO Prelims Result 2021 declared, here's direct link to check at sbi.co.in

Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • SBI PO results 2021: The State Bank of India (SBI) has declared the result of preliminary examination for the recruitment of probationary officers (PO) in the state-run bank on its official website.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP