As we know that over exploitation of the natural resources of the earth by us is disturbing the ecological balance leading to: Natural disasters, Pestilences, Earthquakes, Landslides, Heavy downpour, Scanty rainfall, Sever draught conditions etc., at a rapid rate and is causing about 50000 deaths per year on an average. This is also producing grave mishaps and injuries that is more than 100 times as many victims and many homeless.
The environmental issues are also harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism, a social and environmental movement that started in 1960s, addresses environmental issues through advocacy, education and activism. Current problems faced by the environment are: Carbon-dioxide equivalent of Green-house gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, that has already exceeded 300 parts per million (NOAA) (with total “long-term” GHG exceeding 455 parts per million) as per Intergovernmental Panel on ‘Climate Change Report’. This level is considered as tipping point. The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is already above the threshold that can potentially cause dangerous climate change.
We are already at risk... It’s not next year or next decade, It’s now.
On the other hand climate change risks are becoming the biggest challenges of the 21st century, such as: Rising sea level, that could force us to alter many ways through which economic and social activities are arranged. Climate related changes may threaten human health, disrupt economic activity, damage natural ecosystem irreversibly and even (in worst case scenarios) may lead to mass migration, good shortage and other global humanitarian crises. We have to outline the global climate strategy to curb it such as: Conversion to lower carbon economies in both developed and developing countries, with market-besed incentive schemes dominant in the former group, and low-carbon technology transfer schemes dominant in the latter.
Forthcoming seminar aims at recognizing links and addressing gaps, offering strategic recommendations for exploitation of natural, renewable and non-conventional energy sources to overcome the environmental damages and climate change risks by providing disaster management strategies and streamline and aftermath of the natural disasters and explore the probable pre and post natural disaster prevention machinery to minimize the global loss of GDP to a great extent.
The Theme of Seminar:
How to foster the renewable energy and make planet full of sustainable energy; What are the causes of environmental changes & How could it be controlled; What are the reasons for Global Warming and causes for Natural Disaster and How these challenges can be overcome?
Theme Areas of Discussion:
i) Energy Sustainability
ii) Environmental Issues
iii) Global warming
iv) Glacier Melting and Sea rise
v) Disaster Science
vi) Zero Energy Buildings or
vii) Any other specific area….