The state government on Wednesday joined hands with the UK government and research institutes in the UK and Bengal to launch one of the biggest research projects on climate change in the Sunderbans.
The project titled “Living Deltas Trans-disciplinary Research Hub” and funded by the UK government under the global challenge research fund will, over the next five years, identify major gaps in existing research on the Sunderbans and come up with appropriate strategy to combat climate change in Bengal and across the border.
Jadavpur University and IIEST, Shibpur, are the Indian partners in the project driven by Newcastle University, UK.
“It’s a major project on deltas of the area, one of the biggest on the issue as we cover India, Bangladesh and Vietnam under it. The project value is about 15 million pounds,” said professor Andy Large, director and principal investigator, Newcastle University..
Source: The telegraph