CM stress the need to study impact of climatic change on the next generation

Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur stressed the need to study the impact of climate change, risks and vulnerabilities for the next generations.

Addressing a conference on ‘Climate Hazard, Risk & Vulnerability in North Western Himalayas and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in Himalayas (GLOF).’ at Hotel Peterhoff in Shimla today Mr Thakur said that with increasing pace of progress the concern of climate change is a growing and demand sustainable development.

The glaciers are an integral part of our ecosystem and are under threat

We should be prepared to protect them else we will be putting our present and future generations under great risk., he emphasized.

” It will require a behavioural change from each one of us to bring about any shift in saving our fragile ecosystem.” Chief minister said

Ambassador of Germany to India, Mr. Walter J. Lindner expressed his views, “Climate change is a topic that cannot be ignored or neglected anymore. It manifests in different ways and support from developed countries is required for developing countries.

Germany & India have a long standing cooperation, especially in Himachal Pradesh on topics such as climate change, hydropower and agriculture among others.

Director Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh, Sonam Wangchuk said, “The future will see many unprecedented calamities if we don’t act now. It is important to engage the youth to build the prosperity of the mountains. Eco literacy and climate literacy should become paramount in the education system, especially in the mountain regions. 

Bigger cities owe the people in the mountains the support and finances to deal with hazards and prepare better.

We have to come up with original, fundamental solutions for mountainous regions since the challenges and lives are different from those living in New Delhi or New York. One cannot just keep adapting to climate change. Mitigation is key.” 

Day one included two important technical sessions with eminent experts from the field who focused on

The conference discussed burning concerns including ‘Hydrometeorological disasters & associated risks in the Indian Himalayan Region’, ‘Mainstreaming differential vulnerability of Himalayan Ecosystem and Climate Change’ on the first session.

The second session was dedicated to ‘Climate change modelling & possible GLOF scenario in Indian Himalayan Region’ and ‘Landslide scenario mitigation in North West-Indian Himalayan Region’ as the focus

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