A two-day national seminar titled ‘Differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities: responses to climate change’, was organised by St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama. Governor of Nagaland, Nikhil Kumar, graced the occasion as chief guest. The inaugural session was chaired by the convener of the event, Fr. Abraham Lotha.
The second day started with Dr. Ajay Mahurkar, faculty of school of sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, who spoke on climatic change with special reference to Mauritius, in an attempt to draw lesson from past environmental debate in Mauritius in the 19th century. The issue of deforestation in the context of pas-geometrique land in Mauritius. Soyhunlo Sebu, spoke on the impact of the shifting cultivation on climate change with special reference to Nagaland who suggested various measures to improve the system without hampering the agricultural system.
Janbemo Humtsoe delivered a detailed speech on the climate change and food security. Xonxoi Barbora, Panos South Asia, presented the paper on dilemma of climatic change. Dr. Kenilo Kath spoke on Indigenous people and climate change with special reference to the Naga tribes. The second session of the day was dealt by speakers: Gauatam Seyiem, Sonata Dkhar, Raj Kumar and Saddique Rahman who presented papers on different issues in the North-East, India. Sushmita Dasgupta. Ignou, New Delhi gave the valedictory speech calling on all the participants to spread the awareness amongst on the people.