‘And, given that the changes are already being experienced and the impacts are inevitable, efforts towards adaptation need to be paced up,’ said Choubey when the conference opened on a practical level the 6th International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation is taking place.

Confirming the importance of the conference, and the opportunity for all parties to engage in active and constructive dialogue in the run-up to the COP26 in Glasgow, the annual climate summit in Glasgow, England, the Minister said that “Adaptation measures should be designed to cater to specific needs of the country, community, and region.”

The Sixth World Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), is the first of its kind held in Asia by India.

“As the world economies are rebuilding and adapting to the pandemic, we have an opportunity to build more sustainable economic recoveries, and strengthen resilience to future shocks, by scaling up investment in climate adaptation.” Dhawan said.

“COP26 will become an adaptation COP.”Anand Patwardhan

Dr. Anand Patwardhan, Chair of the Science Committee, Adaptation Futures, and Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, underscored the critical moment of the conference and the requirement for urgent Climate Change Adaptation measures, saying that many people hoped that “COP26 will become an adaptation COP.”

The Energy and Resources Institute

The Energy and Resources Institute is a research institute in New Delhi that specializes in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development. Established in 1974, (wikipedia)

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University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is a public university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1807, it comprises some of the oldest professional schools of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, (wikipedia)

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey is Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change and a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. (wikipedia)

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. (wikipedia)

TERI School of Advanced Studies

The TERI School of Advanced Studies is a higher education institute in New Delhi, India which specialises in the field of sustainable development. It was established in 1998 by TERI . In 1999, (wikipedia)

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is useful energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, (wikipedia)

Anand Patwardhan

Anand Patwardhan is an Indian documentary filmmaker known for his socio-political, human rights-oriented films. Some of his films explore the rise of religious fundamentalism, (wikipedia)