Resilient South Asia: Regional Agenda for Climate Change Cooperation

SAARC CCI seminar titled “Resilient South Asia: Regional Agenda for Climate Change Cooperation” was held on November 11, 2018 in Chennai, India in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FnF).

The seminar aimed towards stimulating professional exchange between environment experts on the prospects arising from the transition to a low carbon and green economy and the way forward for the private sector and streamlining strategies based on innovation and entrepreneurship as the key drivers to address the larger challenge of climate change.

Mr. Hina Saeed, Secretary General SAARC CCI welcomed the hon’ble delegates from the SAARC region. During the address, Secretary General SAARC CCI urged upon the need for collaborated efforts to develop mechanisms to tackle the adverse effects climate change.

Shri Satish Chandra, Hon’ble Justice (Retd) Allahabad Court was invited as Chief Guest at the seminar. Hob’ble Mr. Chandra thanked SAARC CCI for organizing this seminar and expressed his views on the importance of
 

Address by Chief Guest, Shri Satish Chandra, Hon’ble Justice (Retd) Allahabad Court at Resilient South Asia: Regional Agenda for Climate Change Cooperation

The one day seminar was addressed by the leading experts from the region who deliberate and chalked out a way forward to address climate change issues in South Asia. The inaugural session was followed by technical sessions i.e. Plenary Session-I: “Climate Change Adaptation: From Economic to Social Perspective”, Plenary Session II: “Climate and Inclusive Economy”. The seminar was attended by prominent academicians, business community, civil society representatives, journalists, think-tanks representatives working on climate change, and SAARC CCI life members.

Mr. Vinod Juneja, Vice President SAARC CCI (India) stated that climate change is now widely recognized as the defining challenge of our time. It is a global threat which can only be addressed through combined and cooperative efforts and actions.
 

Mr. Vinod Juneja, Vice President SAARC CCI (India) addressing the hon’ble delegates at SAARC CCI seminar

Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe, President SAARC CCI during his address said that “Climate discipline is an extensive field of knowledge that has attained great success in occupying the public consciousness. Human activities, particularly emissions of greenhouse gases, are the leading cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century and in the current era, it requires great amount of attention, he further added.  
 
Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe addressing the hon’ble delegates at SAARC CCI seminar titled “Resilient South Asia: Regional Agenda for Climate Change Cooperation” on November 11, 2018 in Chennai, India

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