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Kodela calls for global efforts to tackle climate change

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Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao on Monday urged the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and Carbon Trust, a-not-for-dividend company, to take note of the challenges of climate change on the Indian coast, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and augment the efforts of the Central and State governments to promote infrastructure to face them

Addressing a round-table meet on climate change at London, he said climate change was no longer an abstract concept confined to high-end journals, scientific conferences and seminars. It was no longer the domain of scientists and researchers and its impact was felt all over the world in the past few decades. If anything, over few decades, the changes were characterised by extreme weather events, land turning into desert, of species going into decline, among others, he said.

“In this environment, we all have to pool technologies, talents and resources to work out systems to save the world from perils of climate change,” he said. Dr. Siva Prasada Rao said India was in the forefront of global efforts to tackle climate change and had already inked several agreements globally. India had a long coastline of more than 7,500 km and the impact of climate at the coast occurred at long-term scales.

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