Seminar Dedicated to International Climate Day Held Under the Auspices of the Indian Center of RGS and Russian House in Trivandrum

Photo: Kavitha Nair
Photo: Kavitha Nair

The seminar dedicated to International Climate Day, celebrated annualy on May 15, was held under the auspices of the Indian Center of the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian House in Trivandrum. 

The main guest was former Indian Ambassador and Vice Chairman of the first Conference of the Parties (COP - UNFCCC) Mr. T.P. Sreenivasan. He spoke at the event and noticed that the efforts of international organizations, including the United Nations, in climate protection are like one step forward and two steps back.

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Photo: Kavitha Nair
Photo: Kavitha Nair

“We are going to hold the 29th Conference of the Parties. But not much progress is seen in the implementation of result-oriented projects. Instead of blaming, the developed nations should help the developing and underdeveloped countries for the climate protection, financially and technologically", said Mr. T.P. Sreenivasan. 

Presiding over the function Honorary Consul of Russia and Chairman of the Indian Center of the Russian Geographical Society Mr. Ratheesh Nair said: "Russian scientists were trying to reduce the negative effect of climate change, but double standards of some developed countries make most countries abandon their attempts to prevent the root cause of climate change. Both Russia and India share the views of not blaming poor nations for the climate change. Representatives of Russia and India made it very clear that both countries were against politicizing the issue of climate change". Also Mr. Ratheesh Nair mentioned that more events would be organized to create awareness about the negative effects of climate change.

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Photo: Kavitha Nair
Photo: Kavitha Nair

Chairman of the Centre for Environment and Development Dr. V.K. Damodaran; Attache at the Russian embassy in New Delhi Mr. Mikhail Antsiferov; Coordinator at the Centre for Disaster Studies of Sri Shankaracharya Sanskrit University in Ernakulam Dr. Sarun S., Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Geology in Trivandrum University College Dr. K. P. Jaikiran, Director of the Indian Centre Dr. Sandhya J. Nair also spoke at the seminar.