Chamba Climate Meet-2014
International Conference on "Development, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Issues and Challenges"
The Climate Change-Biodiversity report of the IPPC (April, 2002) highlights that changing land use and land cover,soil and water/air pollution, version of water to intensively managed ecosystems and urban systems, habitat fragmentation, selective exploitation of species, the introduction of non active species and stratospheric ozone depletion are the consequences of human activities. It is now well recognized that these activities are affecting the biodiversity. All these anthropogenic changes have resulted from the efforts of human being to make their existence more comfortable. The current rate of exploitation of natural resources is so high, that today the need is being felt to rethink and re-frame the policies of socio-economic development. The change brought about by the developmental initiatives has altered the face of the Mother Earth. The ecosystem services, provided by Mother Nature free of cost include: the provision of food, fibre and medicine, soil formation, air quality and climate regulation, the regulation of water supply and quality and the cultural and aesthetic value of certain plants and species, are crucial functions of the biodiversity. Their use is of vital significance for the reduction of poverty in any part of the world. It is also fundamental and integral key to many developmental sectors, such as, agriculture and livestock, forestry, and fishing or tourism. According to an estimate made by CBD (September, 2001), more than 1.3 billion people depend on biodiversity and use basic ecosystems goods and services to sustain their lives and livelihoods (availability of usable land, water, plant and animal species). It is not exaggeration to say that it also fundamental to economic development. Biodiversity and development are interwoven; biodiversity sustains development, and development has an impact on biodiversity which could be positive as well as negative. The seventh Millennium Development Goal is most specifically focused on biodiversity related issues, and is essential to the fulfilment of this international
commitment by the year 2015.
In the context of climate change, this innate relationship becomes crucial and most important, as the public in general and the poor in particular are dependent on the goods and services supplied by the biodiversity. Hence, it becomes essential to prioritize biodiversity for development and poverty. Round the globe, the poor have been the worst affected and it may accentuate manifold in the context of climate change.This triangular relationship between development, biodiversity and climate change is complex in nature. This is because, development simply means a ‘process of desired change’ and for any desired change we need raw material which comes directly from the natural setting by more or less affecting biodiversity and the biodiversity of all sorts is struggling for its existence under adverse climatic conditions round the globe.
Schedule of Conference:
Official Notification of Conference: 1.03.2014
Acceptance of Abstracts: 30.04.2014
Extended Deadline for
Abstract submission : 15.5.2014
Acceptance of Sessions
Notification of the Sessions: 30.05.2014
Notification of Acceptance of
Submission of Full length Paper: 05.07.2014
All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the reviewers appointed by the scientific steering committee. The decision taken with the consultation of convenor/members of scientific steering committee would be final. www.conferencechamba.com would be the official website of the conference and firstname.lastname@example.org would be official mail ID of the conference.