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'Global warming a serious threat'

 From our Correspondent

Itanagar, Feb 3: A day-long orientation workshop on ''Climate Change Adaptation in Arunachal Pradesh" was held for government officers and HoDs at the Waii International Hotel's conference hall here. Addressing the workshop, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, while advocating protection of environment and forests, said it is time the people started thinking for the future generation as well.
"Global warming is a serious threat to mankind and people around the world has already witnessed the effects of a dramatically changed climate. Though Arunachal has 81 per cent forest coverage, the impact of global warming is slowly impacting the state as well," the CS said and called upon the HoDs to come up with initiatives to curtail and spread awareness on the issue.
Among others to speak on the occasion were Environment & Forest Principal Secretary and PCCF Omkar Singh, Additional PCCF A K Shukla, IHCAP Team leader Dr Mustafa Ali Khan, ICIMOD Policy Advisor Dr S Satpaty and Environment & Climate Change deputy director and Nodal Officer on Climate Change Cell, D Dohu Robin.
The technical session witnessed several discussions on climate change adaptation, mitigation, strategies and planning, venerability of livelihood towards climate change risk in Himalayan region etc. Research scholars from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, RGU, NERIST and officers from the Science and Technology and Environment & Forest participated in the workshop.