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Manipur, Meghalaya officials attending COP 22

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Nov 13 - Presentations by Manipur officials representing the Indian delegation at the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at Marrakech in Morocco have drawn attention from global audience particularly of delegates from Japan, Indonesia and Tanzania, sources said.

�The participants of the session were impressed by the concept developed for implementing the climate change adaptation activities by the communities,� said Dr T Brajakumar in an email from Marrakech after making a presentation on the 5th day of COP 22 which began on November 7.

Besides his presentation on �Carbon neutral eco-village in the Himalaya ecosystems: blending traditional and modern adaptation practices�, Dr Brajakumar, Dy Director of State Environment department, also presented a threeminute video on Model Carbon Positive eco-model activities taken up at Phayeng village in Manipur during the United Nations Development Programme session on �Innovation to enhance climate actions at sub national level� at the Indian Pavilion of the convention.

State Additional Chief Secretary, Forest and Environment, Shambhu Singh also shared the experiences about the climate change adaptation practices by forming different committees at administration level, sectoral working groups and sub-committees mostly with the communities. The two Manipur officials were nominated as Indian delegates along with representatives from 14 Indian states.

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