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    Climate & Policy Experts Discuss Seriousness Of Climate Impact On South Asia & Adaptation And Mitigation Steps Need For It

    Dr Akhilesh Gupta
    Sunil Aswal
    April6/ 2022

    New Delhi (The Hawk): Climate and policy experts discussed the seriousness of climate impact on South Asia as highlighted in the IPCC report, and the adaptation and mitigation steps that need to be taken under the current scenario along with necessities for climate finance, net-zero emission, sustainable lifestyle at a panel discussion titled ‘The IPCC Report 2022: Is it Code Red for South Asia?’. Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Senior Adviser, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, reiterated India’s commitment towards serious mitigation and adaptation measures to achieve net-zero by 2070 while maintaining the human development index. Dr Gupta highlighted the DST’s efforts to understand the quantum of present and future f impacts of climate change through studies like the district level vulnerability assessment as well as disaster risk assessment. “The assessment will help in initiating appropriate climate actions. It will also benefit climate-vulnerable communities across India through the development of better-designed climate change adaptation projects,” he pointed out at the online webinar.    “We need to work together to meet those challenges whether in local level or global level with our collective wisdom,” he added and underlined that climate funding by developed countries to developing and underdeveloped countries are not up to the mark.  The panel discussion on the recently released sixth assessment report was organized by the AIT School of Environment, Resource and Development (SERD) and moderated by Dr Anamika Barua, Visiting Faculty, SERD, AIT and attended by several students from different parts of South Asia. Dr Eden Woon, President, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, said that climate change is changing ...

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