Webinar on "Coastal Ecosystems: sustainable livelihoods and protection from climate change"
The coastline supports several economic activities that are vital for India's economy like oil & gas, ports & harbours, power plants, fishing, tourism and mining that keep affecting our coastal ecology and environment. At the same time, it is important to note that Indian coastal stretches are well endowed with highly productive ecosystems that support coastal human population in numerous ways, ranging from alleviating their poverty by offering a variety of coastal resources, to protecting them from natural and man-made hazards like erosion, cyclones, storm surges, tsunamis, pollution etc. It is but natural to adopt an approach that balances between development and environmental wellbeing. But it was observed that climate change and anthropogenic stresses caused by over-urbanization, ill-planned development, habitat fragmentation, overexploitation of resources, and pollution from industry as well as anthropogenic sources are adversely affecting the ecological balance and the services being offered by the coastal ecosystems all along the Indian coast, thereby exacerbating vulnerability of the coastal population to various hazards.On 2nd February 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM IST
Through this webinar following points can be discussed:
- To restore the ecological balance by including ecological considerations into coastal planning and governance that can lead to enhancement of the resilience of the natural coastal ecosystem and thereby, increase the diversity of coastal livelihood.
- Adopting the principles and practices of Integrated Coastal Management while aiming at sustainable development goals.
- Discussing case studies/success stories of Union territories/Coastal Cities to mitigate climate change.
To get answers to these questions and make yourself aware about the Coastal Ecosystems and Climate Change, please join us at the webinar. Together, let's make this world a better place to live.
- Shri Yashvir Singh, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Government of India
- Prof. Vijayakumar. G Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, India
- Shri K. Kalamegam, Addl. Project Director, Puducherry Integrated Coastal Zone Management Society, DST&E - Puducherry
- Mr Abhishek Kaushik, Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI