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Fri, 20 Oct 2017

Northeast Today

ASTEC Demands Common Platform for Environmental Reporting

ASTEC Demands Common Platform for Environmental Reporting
October 11
14:54 2017

Assam needs a common platform of environmental reporting; this was stated by Dr Arup Kumar Mishra, director of the Assam State Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) during a media consultation on ‘Environment and Climate Change Reporting’. The consultation was organised by Centre for Environment, Social and Policy Research (CESPR) in collaboration with ASTEC.

While addressing the gathering, Mishra said, “The strength of environmental reporting has been felt for a long time in this country because of various factors. The power of media we saw during when Medha Pathekar started Narmada Bachao Andolan movement. This was only the power of media which helped Medha Patekar who catapulted it from premature stage to advanced level.”

He further added that even though political, sports, page-3 reporting has demand among new generation but for the cause of social commitment one should also report and write stories about environmental degradation.

Speaking on the same line, Abhay Kumar Johari, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Assam Forest Department, pointed, “Due to climate change 99% of life which was ever existed in this earth has actually already extinct and what is now left is hardly 1%.”

He also informed that climate can be changed due to various factors such as rise in temperature, receding glaciers, erratic rainfall, extremes of temperature, faster rate of species disappearance etc, “Earlier species disappeared in slower rate, whereas in the current face species are getting disappeared in such a rate which unpreventable. This disappearance of species is anthropogenic which is because of the factors caused by human beings.”

“There are two ways in which we can handle climate change—Adaptation, which means if climate change is happening that what are we going to do to cope with it and Mitigation which means trying to remove the cause of climate change, and the best way to mitigate it by planting more trees,” he added.

It is to mentioned here that ASTEC is an autonomous Council of the Department of Science Technology & Environment, Government of Assam.

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