“Bridging the Gaps in Research, Policy and Industry”

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) proudly presents the Climate Change and Sustainability Forum 2018 with the theme of “Bridging the Gaps in Research, Policy and Industry” as a special feature of the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change 2018.

Climate Change and Sustainability Forum is a new initiative and objective platform for scientists, Industry experts and policy makers to educate the world and to discuss and debate what can or should be done as a nation to face and find solutions for the Climate change.

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. The world is experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. Today the climate change has become a global challenge that does not respect national borders and International political response is highly required to conquer this challenge. We believe Climate Change and Sustainability forum will be a global platform for scientists, Industry experts and policy makers in the world to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact.

This Forum is believed to act as a center stage for knowledge expansion in the field of climate change and sustainability and the event will be an ideal opportunity for scientists, policy makers, industry experts, researchers, academicians, professionals, and students to widen their scope listening to the renowned national and international persons in the subject.

The Forum will provide the opportunity to have your questions and doubts cleared from the distinguished speakers during the Q&A session subsequent to the main session.

Date: 15th February 2018
Time: 3.30p.m – 6.00p.m
All participants of ICCC 2018 are eligible for complementary Registration for the Forum.

Registration Deadline – 31st January 2018

Forum Programme


  • 3.30 – 4.00 p.m. – Registration
  • 4.00 – 4.10 p.m. – Introduction for the theme and Panelists by the Moderator
  • 4.10 – 4.15. p.m. – Speech by Dr. Kevin Schaefer, Colorado State University, USA
  • 4.15 – 4. 20 . p.m. – Speech by Dr. B.M. S. Batagoda, Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka
  • 4.20 – 4. 25 p.m. – Speech by Mr. Nihal Sirisena, Rice Research and Development, Sri Lanka
  • 4.25 – 4. 30 p.m. – Speech by Prof. Ajith de Alwis, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 4.30 – 5. 30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
  • 5.30 – 5. 50 p.m. – Q & A Session
  • 5.50 – 6.00 p.m. – Awarding Ceremony


Dr. Athula Senaratne

Research Fellow,
Head – Environmental Economics Policy of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka


Dr. Kevin Schaefer

National Snow and Ice Data Center,
University of Colorado

Dr. B. M. S. Batagoda

Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka

Mr. Nihal Sirisena Dinaratne

Deputy Director (Rice Research and Development),
Rice Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka

Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
University of Colombo

Prof. Ajith de Alwis

Department of Chemical & Process Engineering
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

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Thanuka Dayan
Contact: +9411 313 2832