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Workshop on Faith based leaders meet on climate policy begins

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct 25,

 In a move to work together and find issues and solutions, a two day workshop on Faith based leaders meet on climate policy was formally inaugurated at the Diocesan social service society(DSSS) hall at Mantripukhri in Imphal.

The workshop was organised by state climate change, environment department in association with the Manipur forum for sustainable mountain development. The inaugural function of the workshop was addressed by Prof N Mohendro Singh (retd), advisor, state climate change, Manipur and former member steering committee, NER vision 2020,DoNER, government of India and Director Dr Y Nabachandra Singh of environment department, state government.

 In his speech, Prof Mohendro suggested to develop a model village with physical, knowledge, technology and market connectivity besides reiterating the idea of ‘think globally and act locally’ in dealing matter relating to climate change issues. On the other hand Environment Director Nabachandra sought help and cooperation from the participants in framing a better and comprehensive version II of the state action plan on climate change.Fr Anthony director DSSS and Rev T Karang Maram of Manipur Baptist Convention also spoke on the occasion. More than 50 faith based leaders representing different Christian inter-denominations based in hills and plains of Manipur participated the two day workshop. In his inaugural note, Deputy Director Dr T Brajakumar Singh said, the main objective of the workshop is to work to gather and deliberate on the existing policies on climate change and environment in one platform in order to integrate it into Manipur state action plan on climate change version II. In the technical session, Dr Brajakumar made a presentation on climate change in Manipur while Fr Anthony director DSSS and Rev T Karang Maram of MBC attended as panelists. Later a group exercise on climate change vulnerability assessment, setting of priority and indicator by project Scientists and state climate cell Manipur was also held. The workshop will conclude tomorrow.

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