Sri Aurobindo College organized ICSSR – sponsored two-day National Seminar on "Emerging Issues in Climate Change: Sustainability and Economic Implications" on 21-22nd October, 2016. The event saw an array of dignitaries gracing the occasion with their eminent presence. The Chief Guest and the keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Chandra Bhushan, renowned environmental expert and the Deputy Director General at CSE. Madam Queen I. Worlu, Nigerian ambassador to India presided over as the Guest of Honor.
Mr. Bhushan stressed that political economy across the globe is not favorable to environmental challenges, a glimpse of which can be seen from total absence of rural landscape in policy making. Any attempt to tackle climate challenge must strive to revitalize rural economy. Furthering these ideas, Madam Worlu argued that our approach to climate crises is flawed because it is largely urban-centric. She called for a greater cooperation between the Third World countries to safeguard the future of our planet.
Satish Chandra Garkoti, Pro-Vice Chancellor, JNU, deliberated upon the importance of ecosystem. Sudheer Chaudhary, Editor and Channel Head at Zee News, called for a pro-active approach to protect our environment. He also stressed that there should be a concerted effort to raise environmental consciousness among the people.
Providing insight into energy security and its nexus with climate change, Prof. N.C. Gupta from GGSIP University, Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector at JNU, Prof. Shri Prakash Singh, DU, and Dr. Yogesh Dhoble, Principal Scientist, CSIR apprised the audience of imminent perils of ignoring the implications of climate change. The last session concluded with presentations made by scholars and teachers from various universities. Dr. Vipin Kumar Aggarwal, Principal of the college, thanked the delegates and the participants for making the event a great success.