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National Conference on “Climate Change Initiatives – “Alternative energy and mobility solution towards achieving Net Zero” by ICC

Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with the State Pollution Control Board, Odisha is organized the 3rd Edition of National Conference on “Climate Change Initiatives – “Alternative energy and mobility solution towards achieving Net Zero” on 8th September 2022: 1000 hrs: Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar. The Conference give a platform to understand the latest development in Climate Change Policy Resolutions & Strategies and various alternative sources of energy and technological development & smart resource utilization by experts. The Conference also present the Industry’s various revolutionary initiatives and success stories to address climate change issues and energy efficiencies. It will cover presentations of industries from major Industrial sectors. In this programs Dr K Murugesan, IFS, Member Secretary, Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), Government Of Odisha, joined as Guest of Honour and told that climate change is now a major issue for society. Industrialization and the human are the main aspects of pollution. We must have focus on decarbonaization. Mr K J Patel Director and Unit Head, IFFCO, Mr Pankaj Satija Member Core & Advisor Committee and Convenor, Minerals & Metals Committee, ICC Odisha State Council and Managing Director, Tata Steel Mining Ltd (TSML), Mr Manish Kharbanda Member, Core & Advisory Committee and Mentor – cum- Principal Advisor, Minerals & Metal Committee, ICC Odisha State Council & Executive Director & Group Head Legal , Corporate Affair and Sustainability, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), Dr Gyana Ranjan Das, IAS Executive Director, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA),Government of Odisha, Mr A. T. Mishra, IFS Deputy Director General of Forests (C), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, are also joined as Guest of Honour. Mr J B Pany Chairman, ICC Odisha State Council told that India being a developing country is highly depended on thermal power plants which are a major reason behind carbon emition. It is responsible for 40% of carbon dioxide emitions for fossilfuels. So now global warming is a major headache for society. All economic sectors and nations will need to participate in the transitions to attain net zero emitions. Where as theme address is given by Dr N R Sahoo Convener, ESH Committee, ICC Odisha State Council & CEE, Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), Government Of Odisha. Climate change is recognized as a significant manmade global environmental challenge and it will continue to influence our world for generations to come, if timely actions are not taken. The warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperature, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. It impacts all countries, but is particularly severe for developing countries like India, given their vulnerabilities, inadequate means and limited capacities to adapt to its effects. The signing of historic Paris Agreement has been a landmark development which has brought together all nations to a common cause of combating climate change. Indian Government has also committed in its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), a reduction in the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level and achieving about 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030 amongst other majors. Indian industry need to adopt voluntary emission reduction targets and beginning to source renewable power. Many companies have started to adopt Internal Carbon Pricing. As India works towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity, numerous investment opportunities are likely to emerge in the key sectors. The challenge is to find reliable and affordable solutions for technologies that would reduce the carbon footprint and also meet the developmental requirements. The industries are required to be prepared to meet the challenges of green house gas reduction. For the first time, the world began to hear a new phrase slowly creeping its way into the climate lexicon: “Net Zero.” “Net zero” essentially means contributing nothing to global warming. Such a goal suggests that a country would not put any more man-made carbon into the atmosphere. A growing coalition of countries, cities, businesses and other institutions are pledging to get to net-zero emissions. The vote of thanks given by Co-Chairman Odisha State Counsel Mr. Mahendra Kumar Gupta. Mr. J.P Pal Regional Head Odisha State Counsel and other members of ICC are also present.

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