The workshop in the field of environmental and cliamte policy was conceptualized by Professor D. Parthasarathy, Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Dr. Kirsten Jörgensen, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. It took place under the DAAD- and UGC-sponsored “Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education”. After an introductory note on the topic of the workshop by Dr. Jörgensen, Professor Parthasarathy’s students and colleagues presented their ongoing inter-disciplinary research work. Two young researchers of Freie Universität’s Disaster Research Unit, Himani Upadhyay und Lena Bledau, who have been doing research in India under the Indo-German Project FloodEvac, contributed to the lively academic discussion. “We are glad to be working with experts from IIT Bombay in this important field of research”, concludes Dr. Jörgensen who has already made further plans for future joint events under the programme.