Himalayan Chief Ministers To Delibrate Climate Change At Shimla Conclave

rohtangShimla: Raising concerns about livelihood patterns being hit because of rising temperatures causing glacial melt and climate change, Himalayan states of Uttrakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are to hold a two day conclave whereby strategies to meet the challenges posed would be spelled out in the ‘Shimla Declaration on Climate Change’ document.

The conclave being held here on 29-30th October, in which besides NGO’s there would representatives from universities, research institutes, industry and business participating, Sarojini Thakur, principal secretary environment disclosed, would try and take all stakeholders views on board about ‘Glaciers, Climate Change and Livelihoods’ and come up with recommendations.

Outcome of these deliberations would be presented before the ‘Himalayan Chief Ministers Conclave on Indian Himalayas’ as they meet on the concluding day, she said. With the chief minister of Sikkim pre-occupied, chief ministers of other four Himalayan states, which have glaciers are expected to participate in the conclave, said Thakur.

The central government would be represented by Jairam Ramesh, union minister of forest and environment, she added. Frequent occurrences of droughts and floods in the Himalayan region have adversely affected people and their livelihoods.

It is imperative that we devise and implement strategies that would allow us to mitigate and adapt to the fact that climate change will have a significantly negative impact on many of the worlds natural resources, says Nagin Nanda, director environment, science & technology.

The conference will also aim to address research gaps in terms of monitoring and forecasting climate change impact and technological innovations needed to bridge the gap, he added.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: Rishi

    Prime Deodar Forests destroyed for raising apple orchards in some part of H P and crores of Rupees.earned by those encroachers without contributing to state exchequre..These crorepaties contributing to climate change.

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