Dr. Venkatesh Dutta

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Field of Specialization: Environmental Policy and Regulations
Name: Dr. Venkatesh Dutta
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
School for Environmental Sciences (SES)
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
Rae Bareli Road
Lucknow 226 025
Uttar Pradesh
Telephone (O): 91-522-2440827     
E-mail: dvenks@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: Design of Markets and Regulatory Mechanisms for incentivizing adaptation costs in International Climate Change Agreements
Abstract of Project :
The cost of climate change adaptation in developing countries in coming years would be tremendous. Poorly designed regulatory measures could risk the economy severely in terms of inefficiencies and costs of missed opportunities. International agreements and cooperation through design of appropriate regulatory standards in the climate change adaptation strategies are critical. My Fulbright project will attempt to work out the adaptation 'regulatory tags' targeted to strengthen adaptive capacity–both command and control (legal mandates). In addition, I will explore market instruments (price caps, markets, insurance, financing schemes, private permits) between North and South for incentivising adaptation costs in international climate change agreements.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Environmental Management--Regulatory Policy and Modelling TERI University, New Delhi 2007
M.Sc. Environment Management Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 2001
B.Sc. Environmental Science University of Delhi, Delhi 1999
Professional Background:
Assistant Professor Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow 2005- till date
Dr. Venkatesh Dutta