GUWAHATI, May 12 � The United States Consulate, Kolkata hosted US environmental speaker Jennifer Turner in Guwahati on Monday as part of the US Mission to India�s strategic speakers programme, bringing independent American experts to engage with their Indian counterparts.
Turner is the Director of the China Environment Forum at the US-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, a press release stated.
In Guwahati, Turner�visited the Indian Institute of Technology�s Center for Energy and made a presentation on��Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in China, the US and India��to a group of senior faculty and scholars. The presentation was followed by an engaging interactive session.
Turner then attended a round-table discussion with a diverse group of academicians, researchers, environmental activists and policy experts at leading environment and conservation NGO, Aaranyak and learned about one of the organisation�s key initiatives, the Water, Climate and Hazard Programme.
She ended her Guwahati visit by meeting local journalists who focus on environment and climate change issues. At the media interaction, she offered her insights on the broader issue of pollution and water-energy-food challenges in Asia and the US.
Jennifer Turner was accompanied by Andrew Posner, the Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate General in Kolkata. This was Posner�s first visit to Guwahati since his arrival to India three weeks ago. Speaking on the sidelines of the media interaction with Turner, Posner noted that, �Climate change is one of the most urgent, complex, and far-reaching challenges of our times. The�United States looks forward to continue working closely with India to address this challenge.�