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Global Warming and Climate Change

These days, there has been greater emphasis on Climate Change and it severely affected
almost all the physical and biological components of the Planet Earth. Apart from the climate change, biodiversity loss and wetland degradation are another important areas on which the impact of climate change are clearly visible.  Thus urgent and serious attention is needed for these issues. Innovative ideas should come out for solving the existing problems and People’s participation should be encouraged for suitable activities in the areas of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Wetlands.

Realizing the above facts, the Indian Environmental Society in association with GLOBE Regional Office for Asia-Pacific organized a seminar on “Biodiversity, Wetlands and Climate Change” at the International Centre, Goa in September 2010.

This seminar was organized with the following aim and objectives:-
1. To identify the reasons for climate change
2. To highlight the role of human activities for climate change
3. To identify the impact of climate change on wetlands and biodiversity
4. To find out solutions for the existing problems in  the area of biodiversity, wetlands and  Climate Change
5. To identify different activities carried out by the people all over the world. And the observed results/ benefits of those activities
6. To find out the suitable strategy for improving people’s participation in these areas.

Topics of the Seminar included:-
1. Climate Change
2. Biodiversity Conservation
3. Wetlands protection
4. Students campaign on Earth Sciences

IES also conducted a Series of Seminar on “People’s Agenda on Climate Change (At Goa) at Don Bosco School, M. G. Road, Panjim (Goa) from February 26-27, 2010 . Future projects includes:- Series of Seminar on “People’s Agenda on Climate Change (At Puri, Darjeeling, and New Delhi) CONFERENCE ON “EARTH SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH” At the International Center Goa- India, September 25-28, 2011- The conference  will  be  attended  by  the  scientists, research scholars, academicians, youths including students and teachers, representatives from various NGOs and companies from all over the world. These days the Climate Change is the hot issue  and  it  puts  greater  impacts  on  every  fragment  of  earth  system.  Thus it  needs  urgent attention. The  main  focus  of  the  conference  will  be  to  promote  and  encourage  Research Campaign on Earth Science and Climate Change and sharing research ideas and methodologies related  to  Earth  Science  and  Climate  Change  Research.  The conference will  also  help  in developing a strong network among scientists, academicians, voluntary organizations, Youths including students and teachers along with community people. 
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