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Global Warming & Local Responses – Presentations and Discussion

World Environment Day (June 05, 2008)

Dr. S. Balaji, I.F.S., delivering the
Keynote Address

Shri. Swaminathan Krishnamurthy making a presentation on ‘Clean Development Mechanism & Benefits to Indian Corporates

C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) observed World Environment Day 2008 by organizing a discussion on the topic – ‘Global Warming & Local Responses’.

The panelists included:

Shri. Swaminathan Krishnamurthy (Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd., Chennai)
Clean Development Mechanism and Benefits to Indian Corporates

Shri. T.S. Venkataraman (ESVIN Tech, Chennai)
Food for Bio-fuel

Dr. K. Venkataraman (National Biodiversity Authority)
Importance of Biodiversity in Combating Climate Change

Dr. S. Balaji, I.F.S., (Chief Conservator of Forests & Member Secretary, State Forest Commission, and Government of Tamilnadu) delivered the Keynote Address. In his address, he highlighted the vital role that local actions play in addressing global environmental issues such as climate change. . Earlier, Dr. Nanditha Krishna, Hon. Director, CPREEC welcomed the gathering. She stressed on the need to cut down the use of fossil fuels and chalk out alternatives (such as wind energy) that have minimum impact on the environment.

Mrs. Lalitha Ramadurai, Project Officer (ENVIS), CPREEC also made a presentation titled ‘Climate Change – An Indian Perspective’. Dr.T.Sundaramoorty, Head-Biodiversity Division, CPREEC, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

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