Nagaland: 3-day Workshop on climate change held in Kohima

Kohima climate change workshop

Story highlights

  • A three-day workshop on climate change in Himalaya held in Kohima
  • This was a  common platform for scientists, experts, and Nagaland-based journalists
  • The programme was jointly curated by various govt and non-govt bodies

Nagaland’s Capital city Kohima recently experience a three-day workshop on the climate change in the Himalayas. The workshop was organized by Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and others.

Workshop was the common platform for all

Various Government and non-government bodies jointly curated a three-day workshop with the aim of encouraging an accurate reporting of climate change science and adaptation measures in the Indian Himalayas.

The bodies include Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Delhi- based Centre for Media Studies and Nagaland State Climate Change Cell.

The workshop was the common platform for all the scientists, experts, and Nagaland-based journalists and stakeholders for a lengthy discussion.

Addressing the gathering, Annu Anand, Head of Advocacy, New Delhi said, “There are different kinds of the impact of climate change especially on agriculture and livelihood which we discussed. So, our main objective is with this issue, if the civil societies, media persons and the experts come together and bring about some change to reach to the concerned person.”

The workshop highlighted the implications of climate change to mankind and urged the media fraternity to spread accurate information on adaptation of scientific methods and research on global warming and its impacts.

It also disclosed the critical role of media in sensitizing and creating awareness to locals, who are most vulnerable, in tackling the climate change.

The workshop was having a special focus on the Northeast Regions, the participants also discussed on the rising temperatures over the last few decades, drying up streams and rivers which have been directly affected the environment and its livestock.

Image Source: ANI

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