Friday, December 2, 2022

3 state govt officials host session at UN COP 27

In a significant feat, three senior officials of the Environment, Forests and Climate Change department, as part of the Indian delegation, for the first time hosted a session at the ongoing UN Climate Conference COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, attended by more than 33,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries and making it the second largest COP summit till date.
The three officials are principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) and head of Forest Force (HoFF) Dharmendra Prakash, chief conservator of forests (CCF) M Senthil and Dr Atoho Jakhalu, director of Climate Studies and Knowledge Solutions Centre, Department of Science & Technology.
Jakhalu in a press release termed this as historic since Nagaland for the first time hosted a session at such a global climate event showcasing the ongoing work and also launching an international research initiative on indigenous conservation for development and livelihood supported by UNESCO India, UNESCO LINKS Paris, Nagaland University, Cambridge University Alumni Development Initiative (CaFNEI), Indigenous Research For NE India, CIFOR-ICRAF, Department of Environment Forests and Climate Change and NESUDS/Climate Studies and Knowledge Solutions Centre.
He also stressed highlighting successful community best practices such as Tizu Valley Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Network among many others across the State to be integrated into research, policy and development.
He said such an initiative required immense political will and thanked chief minister Neiphiu Rio and Department of Science and Technology adviser Mmhonlumo Kikon for providing all support to seamlessly launch this international research initiative.

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