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Talk 02
Climate change and cities

The Auda Global Talk Series I 2022



'Climate change will bring radical change in our everyday lives'

Cities consume 78 per cent of the world's energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they account for less than 2 per cent of the Earth's surface- UN Habitat

Climate change is a global phenomenon that largely impacts urban life. Rising global temperatures causes sea levels to rise, increases the number of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms, and increases the spread of tropical diseases. All these have costly impacts on cities' basic services, infrastructure, housing, human livelihoods and health. At the same time, cities are a key contributor to climate change, as urban activities are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Estimates suggest that cities are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions, with transport and buildings being among the largest contributors. (source: UN environment programme).

Join us for our Auda Talk Series 02 with Sagnik Bhattacharjee, an urban environment engineer, working in Prague, Czech Republic and Vishakha Jha, an urban strategist and environmentalist, working as a senior environment specialist at National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), India. 

If you are interested to learn more about climate change and how it is affecting our cities, and the academic and professional possibilities of studying and working in the field of sustainability, urban energy analysis and climate, join us for this one hour talk as part of the AGTS series!



Registrations open !

Sunday, 28th August 2022

6.30 pm to 8.30pm IST  I 9 am to 11 am EST




Maximum of 50 participants. 

Registration on first come first served basis.

Medium + Language

Online (zoom) I English


INR 199 for participants in India I USD 10 for participants outside India​ 

Registration on first come first served basis.


On successful registration, participants will receive an email with further details!

Frequently asked questions


When is the final date of registration?

The final date of registration is August 28th 2022

What is the registration fee?

INR 199 for participants in India I USD 10 for participants outside India

What is the maximum number of participants for the event?

Maximum of 50 participants. 

Registration on first come first served basis

Will the recording be shared?

The recording will not be shared.

I am a student. Can I register?

We welcome all students of architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture and other related fields involved in the

process of city study and making.

I am a professional. Can I register?

Yes!​ We welcome professionals!

Where can I ask further questions?

Please email us at with any other question​s that you may have!

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