Arun Agrawal is the Samuel Trask Dana Professor of Governance and Sustainability, at the University of Michigan, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the renowned journal World Development, and is considered an authority on environmental governance as well as social dimensions of climate change. He has published two books and dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles, including several in Science, Nature, and PNAS. Arun is also the Coordinator of IFRI, the international research network on people and forests, and a founding member of ICARUS, the global initiative on social science research on adaptation to climate change. Arun Agrawal was recently at Indian School of Business (ISB) and conversed with Milind G Sohoni, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Alignment and Registrar Office at ISB. He spoke at length on the impact of climate change, responses to different kinds of climatic phenomenon, role of the nations in minimising the damage and so on.