Dr Chime Youdon

Dr Chime Youdon

Associate Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Resilience
  • Coastal Urban Agglomerations,
  • Coastal Ecosystem and Carbon Sinks
  • International Climate Change Politics

Experience

  • Associate Fellow, National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi (since March 2019)
  • Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Fellow, working on the project “Incorporating Infrastructure Resilience in India’s Port-led Development Model”. (2020-21) https://fellowship.cdri.world/fellowship-batch-2021.php
  • Vice Admiral KK Nayyar Fellow, Working on the project “Climate Resilience of Coastal Urban Agglomerations”, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi (2020-2022)
  • Apprentice, The European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (2017).
  • Research Intern, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi (2016)

Education

Ph.D. in European Studies, Thesis: ‘The European Union and China in the Climate Change Negotiations: From Copenhagen to Paris’, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2021)

M.Phil Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi;

M.A. Politics (with Specialisation in International Relations), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and,

B.A. (Political Science with Honours), Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.

Presentations

  • “Policies and Challenges to India’s Blue Economy: Understanding the Role of Mangrove Ecosystems”, at the Resilient Coastal Ecosystems as a Crucial Prerequisite for Sustainable Economic Value Chains at the Workshop, co-hosted by The Bridge Tank with the mandate of the French Development Agency (AFD), 26 Nov 2021
  • “China’s Position and Strategic Objectives in International Climate Change Negotiations”, for Tibet Climate Crisis talk series at Tibet Third Pole, Tibet International Network, 15 Nov 2021
  • “Becoming a Leader: A Workshop by the National Maritime Foundation”. One of five team members that conducted a 60-min workshop at a virtual event organised by the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement, USA on the theme of “Youth-led Ocean Action and Advocacy”, 10 October 2020
  • Presented a Paper Title: “Water Diversion Policy of China and its Hydropower Projects” at 3rd Himalayan Studies Conference, University of Colorado, September 2017
  • A Gender-Specific Problems of Refugee Women: A Case Study of Tibetan Women” at Women’s World Congress, University of Hyderabad, Aug 2014
  • Presented a paper entitled “Human Right in Tibet and the EU’s Approach” at 2nd International Congress on Human Rights and Duties, at Yadam Institute of Research, New Delhi, 10 December 2015
  • Presented a Paper on “China’s Participation in Climate Change Negotiations”, at World Conference on Climate Change, Valencia, Spain, Oct  2016

All Publications

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INDIA’S APPROACH AND POSITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE GOVERNANCE

Author: India recognises that climate change is a significant global problem and an issue of great socio-economic and political importance.  Currently, the global average temperature has already risen over 1 degree Celsius (°C) since the pre-industrial period, increasing at a rate of about 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade.[1]  At the current rate, the global average temperature […]
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INTRODUCING CLIMATE RESILIENCE AS THE FIFTH PILLAR OF THE SAGARMALA PROGRAMME

Author: This article seeks to highlight the glaring gap between the planned activities within SAGARMALA and the long-term climate-change-induced threats facing coastal regions in India. It first discusses some of the more prominent impacts of climate change on India’s coastal infrastructure and highlights the likelihood of their continuing to amplify and accelerate in the near-term future.  […]
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VULNERABILITY OF COASTAL CITIES: AN INTEGRATED ADAPTATION APPROACH- PART 2

Author: Part I of this article had addressed the vulnerability of coastal cities to climate-change-induced impacts such as extreme-weather events, and sea-level rise.  This second part explores how the most-vulnerable groups within coastal communities are at high risk of being marginalised.  As such, it tries to address the need to take into consideration the adaptation needs […]
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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON COASTAL CITIES: AN ‘INTEGRATED ADAPTATION’ APPROACH PART I

Author: Abstract A country’s coastline is the epicentre of its business, commerce, transportation, and industry.  It provides a majority of the global ecosystem goods and services that are central to the country’s socio-cultural and economic development.   Hence, the threat posed to coastal cities by a rise in the sea level caused by climate change is both, […]
Mangroves and climate change
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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS IN INDIA’s COASTAL REGIONS

Author: Abstract Mangroves are amongst the world’s most fragile ecosystems.  The impacts of global climate change such as rising sea-level, altering weather patterns, and acidifying oceans are putting mangrove forests at high risk.  In addition, threats from human exploitation pose significant concern for their regeneration and restoration.  This paper begins with an introduction to the unique […]
  1. Chime Youdon (2019), Gender Specific Problems of Refugees: A Case Study of Tibetan Women, Gender, Law and Health: Internataional Perspectives, New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  2. Chime Youdon (2017), The European Union and China’s Human Rights Perspective: Its Impact on Tibet issue, The Rights Journal.