International Seminar on “Empowering Mountain Communities” and Book discussion of “Himalayas: Mountains of Life” by Dr. Kamaljit S. Bawa

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The Mountain Climate Trust conducted an international seminar on “Empowering Mountain Communities” along with the book discussion of Dr. Kamaljit S. Bawa‘s internationally acclaimed coffee table book “Himalayas : Mountains of life” on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Seminar Hall, 1, 2 & 3, Kamladevi Block, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi.

The event was graced by honorable Sant Balbir Singh Seenchewal, Padmashri, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and world renowned environmentalist. The seminar was inaugurated by the dignified presence of Shri Virendra Dayal, Padma Bhushan, Former Chef de Cabinet United Nations, Member Human Rights Commission and Lt. Gen Ata Hasnain (Retd), Former GOC 15 Corps (Srinagar), Member NDMA and Chancellor Central University of Kashmir.

The seminar was focused on the importance of empowering mountain communities to counter global warming through sustainable development. Eminent Indian and international environmentalists and disaster experts discussed their insights with participating NGOs, Environmental Institutes, and policy makers on the occasion.

Emphasis was laid upon the unique challenges mountain states face in overcoming climate change and disasters due to their location and fragmented development. An overarching regional authority could coordinate efforts to build resilience.