Top scientists meet at kashmir university for climate change dialogue
In his opening remarks, former ku Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad, Chairman of DST’s Reconstituted Commitee of Climate Change, called for a multidisciplinary approach to address climate change impacts. He said the current dialogue must lead us towards better understanding of climate change, especially in the vulnerable Himalayan region, and evolve better strategies and policies.
In his special address, Senior Advisor DST Dr Akhilesh Gupta, who joined the meeting in virtual mode, underlined the need for a “nationally-coordinated plan” to see that climate change research in the country gets further impetus. He said the DST’s climate change programmes have penetrated into several states and motivated universities to take up major projects.
“After the 6th IPCC report, the impact of climate change on india is much clearer. We are now at a crucial juncture where climate research will become important for our country to formulate robust climate action plans,” Dr Gupta said, appreciating that kashmir university is part of an important climate change programme of the DST.
Head, CCP DST Dr Nisha Mandiratta delivered the welcome address and highlighted the aims and objectives of the DST’s National Mission for Sustaining the National Ecosystem and National Mission on Strategic Knowlege for Climate Change.