The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said that the Climate Change Conference in Paris got to tackle both doomsday and the disaster at the door. It said that Climate change is a real and urgent issue putting the very future of humanity at stake.
Renowned environmentalist and Convenor, Forum for a Sustainable Environment Dr S Jeevananda Reddy deplored the contentions of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that recent floods in Tamil Nadu and parts of Andrha Pradesh were due to the impact of global warming. Also former technical advisor to the United Nations, Reddy recalled that day before yesterday the Prime Minister has condoled the deaths in Tamil Nadu due to incessant rain and floods, which has claimed at least 170 lives so far.
On the final day of the National Consultation on Crop Loss Estimation, Relief and Compensation, NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) called for global action to develop safety nets to shield farmers from the consequences of extreme weather events.
NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), while welcoming the proactive move of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring forward implementation of Euro V and Euro VI emissions standards to 2019 and 2021 respectively, has also warned of the dangers of delaying immediate nation-wide extension of Bharat Stage IV emissions standards currently in force only in a few Indian cities.