Arunachal: workshop on climate change adaptation in state

Itanagar

One day orientation workshop on climate change adaptation in Arunachal Pradesh held at Itanagar on Friday for officers and HODs.

Chief Secretary Satya Gopal addressing the orientation workshop said that it is a major challenge today and it need more awareness on the people living on earth to think for future and our generation for survival.

We work hard keeping in view the global warming and we have to adopt several measures and for which the scientist and thinkers including the scholars have united across the world to revisit the programme launched by UN in 2008.

Arunachal having 81 % forest coverage and in geographically biggest state in the region. We also have to take initiative because the impact of global warming and climate change will have impact and affect all.

We have to adopt long term programme for protection of environment and Forest. The protection of environment and forest will support and also mitigate for protection of climate change and later global warming. The green house effect also lead to global warming. He said.

Arunachal being vulnerable showing magnitude  of change in variation. He suggested several way and means and management to be taken up. He also emphasis for creation of awareness campaign in all area and stake holders for conservation of mother nature.

Government of India (GOI)  Department of Science & Technology Advisor and Heal of Climate Change (SPLICE) Dr. Akhilesh Gupta in his address said that there have been several programme for sustainable development and climate change programme for conservation of Bio diversity, climate change, eco-system  and others including awareness programme.

He assured all support of GOI for training, capacity building  of officers, officials including mediaperson so that all and general masses are fully aware about conservation and protection of environment and eco-system.

Principal Secretary (Environment & Forest) and PCCF Omkar Singh, Additional PCCF (Env & CC) A. K.Shukla, IHCAP Team leader Dr. Mustafa Ali Khan, ICIMOD Policy Advisor Dr. S. Satpaty, Deputy Director (Environment & Climate Change) and Nodal Officer on Climate Change Cell D. Dohu Robin address the inaugural session.

The technical session witness several discussion on climate change adaptation, mitigation, strategies and planning, venerability of livelihood toward climate change risk in Himalayan region and need of adaptation linkage of state initiative in national and international policy, role of climate change cell in programme etc.

The workshop was attended by several HOD and research scholars from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Guwahati, RGU, NERIST and officers from Science & Technology, Environment & Forest among others.

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