Go Green or else the world goes red: experts

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Panaji, Sep 7 (UNI) Go green or else the world will go red, is the message of the three-day conference on environment management that concluded here today.

About 400 experts, both from India and abroad, including representatives of the private and public sector attended the event, organised by the Delhi-based Greentech Foundation, that focused on reducing greenhouse gases and increasing consumer awareness on use of green alternative energy technologies.

Professor Alexander P Mathews at Kansas State University, US, in his concluding remarks called for ''green engineering education in higher institutions of learning for effective use of energy to reduce emission of greenhouse gases''.

The construction sector alone accounted for 31 per cent of the total carbon dioxide emissions with electricity used for lighting and air-conditioning adding to the global warming, he said.

Expressing concern over fast depleting fossil fuel resources, which meets 75 per cent of the future energy needs by the year 2030-50, he said, the increased use of the fossil fuels would result in substantial increase in concentration of carbon dioxide with potential threat to climate stability.

The expert called for rational use of computers and other household appliances to save the precious electricity while concentrating on switch over to solar and other alternative energy resources.

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