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2-day int�l conference on climate science

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 5 - On March 7 and 8 researchers and academicians from India and Japan will gather at Cotton College for the first international conference on climate science on the theme: �Frontiers of Climate Research to Enhance Cooperation of Climate Information and Services for Sustainable Development Planning in North East India�.

The conference is being jointly hosted by Interdisciplinary Climate Research Centre (ICRC) Cotton College, CEAS, Kyoto University and ICEDS Kagawa University of Japan together with Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University. The conference, to which speakers from both India and Japan have been invited, will be a valuable opportunity to share ideas and proposals on two major themes: climate and sustainable development.

The conference is aimed at discussing the best approach to tighten interconnections between climate science, services, and policy in order to improve co-generation, quality, access, and dissemination of climate information services necessary to improve climate-resilient development planning and the achievement of sustainable development goals� (SDGs) in North East India.

Among the confirmed speakers are Dr Prashant Goswami, Director, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies New Delhi; Dr Ajit Tyagi, India�s permanent representative in NATNIO and former director general of India Meteorology Department; Prof Taiichi Hayashi from Tokyo University; Prof Arup Sharma from IIT Guwahati; Prof Toru Terao from Kagawa University and Dr ML Khan, Chairman, University Grading System.

Eight Japanese researchers will present their work on contiguous NE India, apart from contributions from IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhubaneswar, Nalanda Viswavidyalaya, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore, CMMACS, Bangalore, NEHU Shillong, Gauhati University, Cotton College, Allahabad University and Benaras Hindu University.

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