Climate Change Seminar Held At KU

SRINAGAR —The department of Earth Sciences University of Kashmir (KU) Friday organised a seminar on “climate change vulnerability” of the state at the EMMRC auditorium.

During the seminar which was jointly organized  by the Department of Earth Sciences, KU, and  Kashmir Chapters of the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) and Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) the experts discussed  various aspects of the climate change with special focus on the vulnerability of “sectors like water resources, glaciers and  agriculture.”

Delivering his presidential address Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad, said “The issue of climate change is not a local problem but a global one as rising global temperature is a concern at global level. If this phenomenon continues, there shall be alarming repercussions in future.”

He said that Kashmir University is working on different aspects of climate change and is seeking to “help both at individual and institutional levels.”  

“We as a society should try our level best to address the climate issues and we at university are open to any such collaboration or joint effort which is aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change on local flora and fauna,” added Prof Talat.

Delving further on the theme of the “seminar”, Prof Talat informed the participants that University has already constituted a Working Group on Climate Change Research with membership from the academia, government and the civil society, so that the outcome from the past and ongoing research are optimally used for developing a robust strategy for the mitigation and adaption to the climate change in the region.

Registrar and DCDC KU, Prof Neelofar Khan, who was the guest of honour on the occasion deliberated upon the need to sensitize the young generation towards the environmental issues at the school level so that they may come forward and contribute towards spreading awareness in the society.

She further asked the researchers and academicians for their contribution in tackling the issue of climate change.

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