The Institute for Climate Change Studies (ICCS) is an autonomous research institution under the Department of Environment, Government of Kerala. ICCS has been registered as per Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act-12 of 1955 (SL No. KTM/TC/138/2014 dated 1-3-2014), and Notification GO No (MS) No 03/ 2014 dated 21-3-2014 as an Autonomous R&D Centre. The Centre envisioned for integrated research, technical support and capacity building in all aspects of Climate change issues and integrate development policies, plans and programs at state level.

The Institute has started functioning in a rented building at Kottayam with effect from 3-6-2014. At present P H Kurian IAS is in charge as the Director of ICCS with effect from 26-03-2018.