9th Annual Greentech Environment Conference in Goa tomorrow

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Panaji, Sep 4 (UNI) The three-day Ninth Annual Greentech Conference on Environment Management will commence here tomorrow, with renowned environmentalists from India and abroad participating to deliberate on the theme of ''Climate Change: Issues and Concerns.'' Some of the topics to be discussed during the meet include ''Global Climate Change the Technology Challenge'' and ''Energy Availability and Alternatives for Global Climate Stability.'' Dr R K Suri, Additional Director Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India will speak on ''Edutainment'' (Climate Change Quiz &Tambola), a tool for Education and Awareness on Climate Change.

Organized by Greentech Foundation, a Delhi-based organisation established to promote education, training, research and dissemination of knowledge and advancing the scientific, technical and practical aspects of environment management, the meet will be attended by over 400 corporate houses, Public Sector Undertakings, Government bodies, NGOs and others.

Speaking to reporters today, Foundation president Kamaleshwar Sharan said global warming is bound to hit Indian economy and environment. The direct impact of this damage in climate change.

About 7.1 million people in India would be affected by submergence of coastal lands if temperature rises by two degrees Celsius, he said. The economic loss would be high in urban zones such as Mumbai, Goa and Chennai, Mr Sharan added.

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