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Governor calls for protecting planet
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 2 (NPN):
Published on 3 Jul. 2010 12:09 AM IST
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Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar on Friday stressed the need to protect the planet through innovative strategies saying one has to think out of the box to combat climate change.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day national seminar on Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities: Responses to Climate Change at St. Joseph’s College Jakhama, Friday.
The governor said that every citizen has to do his bit to protect the environment not just for himself but for the future generation as well. He pointed out that the world was experiencing a distinct change in climate patterns due to various factors leading to rise in sea level.
Nikhil harped on various hazards of global warming and said it was everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment. He also said that it was a huge responsibility of the government to control carbon emission.
Raising some points of concern, Nikhil Kumar advocated the use of solar energy to combat the problems generated by use of fossil fuel and urged upon the students and participants to imbibe what they learn from the seminar.
The Governor said infrastructural development and preservation of the environment should go hand in hand. He stressed on the need to inculcate discipline and to realise the people owed the world a great deal in the task of protecting the earth and to counter threats of global warming.
Nikhil complimented the college for organising the seminar stating that it had taken a very important step by responding to the challenges of global climate change.
Principal of St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Fr. Dr. Isaac Pandinjarekuttu said that the seminar was conducted as part of the silver jubilee celebration of the college. According to the principal, the seminar was chosen to address the immediate concern of the region. He expressed the hope that there would be reorientation in the thinking and acting of human beings towards respecting nature.
Probir Bose gave a special presentation on The Climate Project.
By critically examining the issues and debates on global climate change, the national seminar intends to bring together scholarship in India on climate change that could provide an intelligent background and help inform responses in national, regional and local levels for a collaborative effort to combat climate change. The seminar seeks to create awareness in the society about the effects of global climate change with the aim of influencing policy makers.
Resources persons from various universities, colleges, government departments from the state and the country are participating in the two-day seminar.

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