Sensitization Workshop on Climate Change at Lunglei

Date: 12th April, 2017 (Wednesday)

Venue: Lunglei Government College, Lunglei


Organised by

State Climate Change Cell

Mizoram Science, Technology and Innovation Council

In collaboration with

Lunglei Government College

 

BACKGROUND

            As per the objectives of National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE), awareness program on climate change has been conducted in Lunglei Government College in the form of 'Sensitization Workshop on Climate Change in Mizoram'. The main objectives of the workshop is to sensitized the Under-graduate students and the faculties on matters related to Climate Change and its potential impact on the environment and on humans.

The workshop emphasizes on the following sectors:

            1. Overview on Climate Change with reference to Mizoram

            2. Climate Change and Water resources

            3. Climate Change and Human Health

INAUGURAL PROGRAMME

The inaugural function was chaired by Dr. Lalfakawma, Associate Professor & HOD, Dept. of Botany, Lunglei Govt. College. He delivered a short welcome address to all the participants and thanks them for their enthusiasm and participation.

A brief keynote address was given by Dr. James Lalnunzira Hrahsel, Project Scientist, Mizoram State Climate Change Cell. In his address, he highlighted the formulation of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and the different major mission therein which encourages the subsequent formulation of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC). He then briefly highlighted the establishment of Mizoram State Climate Change Cell and its objectives. He then concluded his address with the reason for organizing one day Sensitization Workshop on Climate Change in Mizoram which is one of the objectives of the State Climate Change Cell as a part of its awareness programs.


Pu Lalrochama, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology & NSS Programme Officer, Lunglei Government College delivering a presentation on "Climate Change - What we can do?"
Dr. James Lalnunzira Hrahsel, Project Scientist, Mizoram State Climate Change Cell delivering a presentation on "Climate Change: An Overview"
Pu Lalthanpuia, Project Scientist, Mizoram State Climate Change Cell delivering a presentation on "An overview on Climate Change with reference to Mizoram"
Participants of the sensitization workshop at Lunglei


TECHNICAL SESSION

The technical session was chaired by Pu Lalremchhunga, HOD, Department of Physics, Lunglei Government College.

The first oral presentation was given by Pu Lalrochama, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology & NSS Programme Officer, Lunglei Government College. His topic was "Climate Change - What we can do?". In his presentation Pu Lalrochama highlighted the importance of every day's small task which can be very effective in mitigating and combating climate change.

The second presentation was jointly given by Dr. James Lalnunzira Hrahsel and Pu Lalthanpuia, Project Scientist, State Climate Change Cell with the topic entitled "An overview on Climate Change with reference to Mizoram". In this presentation, the causes and effects of climate change were presented. The climatic scenario of Mizoram during the last 30 years was presented. Strategies on adaptation and mitigation were also presented in this topic followed by further discussions.

The third presentation was also jointly given by  Dr. James Lalnunzira Hrahsel and Pu Lalthanpuia, Project Scientist, State Climate Change Cell with the topic entitled "Vulnerability and risk assessment of climate change - Health and Water resources sectors".