Guwahati: The Government of Sikkim is invited by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to present successful case studies under Nations Development Programme-Swiss Agency for Development &Cooperation Project on Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions.
The Government of Sikkim has been taking laudable initiatives in the field of Dhara Vikas and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GOLF) mapping and mitigation measures.
The Department of Rural Management &Development, Science, Technology and Climate Change along with Land and Revenue and disaster Mangement have been continuously working towards making Sikkim achieve the sustainable development Goals as has been envisioned by the Chief Minister. This has also been recognised by the international experts and scientist of related fields.
Two Officers have been deputed by Government to participate in the Convention.
D G Shrestha, Additional Director, Department of Science, Technology& Climate will present a case study on Reducing Climate Induced Risks and Vulnerabilities due to probable Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) and South Lhonak Lake, North Sikkim UNDP-SDC project successfully piloted a Siphoning project to reduce the level of water from South Lhonak lake in collaboration with Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority, Land Revenue &Disaster Management Department
Sarika Pradhan, Additional Secretary, Rural Management Development Department is presenting a talk on story of Dhara Vikas-Revival of Springs. the UNDP-SDC project is assisting RMDD with scientific and technical support for monitoring the discharge of springs
The UNDP-SDC Project is further assisting Government of Sikkim in Mapping Forest Wildlife Corridors, Mapping Invasive Species of the State, Preparation of Hazard Risks and Vulnerability Maps of Mangan, Gyalshing and Namchi, Preparation of State Wetland Atlas, PRA mapping exercise for 16 Model Disaster Resilient GPUs and other related activities.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the Supreme body of the UNFCC Convention. it holds its sessions every year. the COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of those provisions. The 24th Conference of the Parties is informally called COP24 and is being held from 2nd to 14 December 2018.