Consortium for Trade and Development (CENTAD) is an independent, not-for-profit organization (NGO) registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in October 2005. CENTAD is engaged policy research and advocacy on issues around Trade and Development, Public Health, Education & Skill Development and Environment- Climate change & Renewable Energy in association with Oxfam GB between 2006 and 2009.
Developing economies like India face very steep environmental challenges. Our climate change programme aims to establish the linkages between trade & development and patterns of climate change.
Our climate change programme started in 2007 with a focus on understanding the impact of climate change on trade. The main objective is to develop a strong advocacy, research and dissemination work among the stakeholders and among common people.
Climate change is caused by factors that include natural phenomena like oceanic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions besides human-induced alterations of the natural world. While natural phenomena contribute to global warming, the term ‘climate change’ is often used to describe human-specific impacts.
Some of the major challenges facing climate change programmes are:
- National & international policies
- Huge cost of implementation/compliance