The concept and philosophy propagated by the western countries has been not able to bring fruitful result on the ground and still the problem of carbon emission and depletion of the ozone layer is looming as the biggest challenge in front of whole world.
Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) Prof KC Agnihotri said this while inaugurating a two day national workshop on Recent Trends in Environmental Sciences and Carbon Management at CUHP today. He Stressed on the need of adopting the Indian culture said that it is our culture which always preach about environment conservations and its evidence is, that obeisance is paid to the treeslike pipal and many other flora and funa.”
He urged the fraternity that the result of scientific findings should be percolated to the masses, otherwise if would be a futile exercise if these were confined to the research journals and books only.
The workshop was organised by the Department of Environmental Sciences of CUHP and sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India.
Book on Recent Trends in Environmental Sciences and Carbon Management edited by Dr Deepak Pant, Anand, Tenzin Dolker and Virbala Sharma was also released on the occasion.
Prof SP Singh, a former VC, HNBGU, Garhwal said that global warming is more in Himalayan region as compared to other places. Keynote speaker Prof AK Pandey, Senior Scientist, NIIST Trivandrum suggestedthe use of bioethanol for carbon management. Greenhouse gas emission can be reduced by the use of ethanol prepared from biomass, he added.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof YS Verma advocated on use of more biotechniques for carbon management. Prof AK Mahajan, Dean School of Earth and Environmental Sciences related importance of carbon management with respect to earthquakes and said that in hilly regions abandoned waste management is responsible for metamorphism of rocks which results in earthquake like tragedy.
Dr R K Kotnala,Senior Scientist, National Physical Laboratory, Delhi, explained the significance of nanotech, ology for waste management. Prof D S Rawat Delhi University presented nanoscale catalysis in the form of green technology. Legendary environmentalist Prof. Dinesh Mohan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, emphasised biochar as sustainable tool for global climate change mitigation, soil management and water treatment.
Ms Maura Bulgheroni (University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) also expressed her opinion on climate change adaptation. Dr O S K S Sastri, Dean, School of Physical and Material Sciences highlighted the role of vedic sciences in carbon management.
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