Session Track

  • Track 1 - Climate Change

    Changes in climate has many negative on the environment. Effects that had foreseen in the past would result from worldwide climate change are now happening like loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and more intense heat waves. These effects will result in increase in temperature, affecting ecosystem and communities globally. Varying environment is projected to cause more stress and water, energy, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health are experiencing the effects of a changing climate. Climate change is imperative in variety of fields including horticulture, zoology, organic science, topography, and geology.

  • Track 2- Climate Change Adaptation

    Adaptation refers to adjustments in ecological, social, or economic systems in response to global climate change and their effects or impacts. Adaptation solution needs to be developed and implemented to respond to the impacts of climate change. Adaptation strategy will differ depending on the organization, country, or region. Adaptation can range from switching to drought-resistant crops, setting up early warning systems for cyclones, plan for heatwaves and higher temperatures, install water-permeable pavements to better deal with floods and improve water storage and use.

  • Track 3- Climate Change Mitigation

    Climate Change mitigation refers to reducing the release of greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. About 1.4 billion people around the world rely on traditional fuels like coal and wood for the basic energy needs. This is not only harmful to the environment, but it also increases the global energy demand by 50% in next 10-15 years. The major strategies of mitigation include adopting to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water. Switching to renewable energy sources and newer technologies will help to attain sustainable development. .

  • Track 4- Climate Change and Agriculture

    Agriculture and fisheries are highly dependent on the climate. The adverse effects of climate change are gradually increasing the earth’s global temperature. The major consequences of climate change include extreme weather events, melting of glaciers, and shifting seasons. Global Agricultural and food systems are extremely vulnerable to this accelerating phase of climate Change. Higher the temperature and CO2 levels will eventually reduce the desirable crop yields. The effects of climate change also need to be considered along with other evolving factors that affect agricultural production.

  • Track 5- Impacts of climate change on human health

    Climate Change can have a wide range of impacts on physical and mental health. Due to increase in global temperature, the warmer climate is expected to increase risk of illness and poor air quality. People who spend more time outdoors are more vulnerable to these changes.

    Extreme changes may also expose people to more diseases. Exposure to elevated temperature can increase the risk of heat stroke as well as cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory diseases.

  • Track 6: Environmental Toxicology

    Toxicants are harmful substance that includes industrial chemicals and insecticides that are released to the environment as result of human activities. These toxicants include mutagens, allergens, carcinogens, neurotoxin and endocrine disrupters. There are various sources of environmental toxicity like organic and inorganic pollutants, pesticides and biological agents contribute to the presence of toxicants in our food, water, and air. These sources can have harmful effects on living organisms. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, zinc, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, arsenic, and chromium exhibit harmful effects and result in causing risks on human and environmental health. Exposure to toxicants can have long term health impacts among organisms. The effect of toxicants on the environment is determined by the amount of the chemical that is released, the type and concentration of the chemical, and where it is found.

  • Track 7: Global warming and biodiversity

    Human population is sensitive to shifts in weather patterns and many other aspects of climate change. Change in climate affects many social and environmental determinants of health which includes clean air, safe drinking water and sufficient food. Extreme high temperature can contribute death from cardiovascular and respiratory disease. High temperature can also increase the pollutants in the air which in turn cause respiratory disease. Accelerating changes in rainfall pattern is more likely to affect the supply of fresh water which in turn increase the risk of diarrhoeal disease and other water borne diseases.

  • Track 8- Climate Change and health

    Climate Change mitigation refers to reducing the release of greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. About 1.4 billion people around the world rely on traditional fuels like coal and wood for the basic energy needs. This is not only harmful to the environment, but it also increases the global energy demand by 50% in next 10-15 years. The major strategies of mitigation include adopting to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and water. Switching to renewable energy sources and newer technologies will help to attain sustainable development. .