Organizer: Marian Star Centre, PG and Research Department of Botany, ST. MARY’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), (Re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A +’ Grade), Thoothukudi-628 001, Tamil Nadu, India -UNDER DBT STAR COLLEGE SCHEME 2021 -2022

About the Webinar

  • When: 3rd–4thMarch 2022
  • Last Date for Registration -02.03.2022
  • Meeting Platform: Zoom

Climate change and its related issues reported included droughts, floods, hurricanes, severe storms, heat waves, wildfires, cold spells and landslides in the recent past is the starting point in comprehending the current state of climate emergency. A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report demonstrated that anthropogenic activities have caused about of global warming above the pre-industrial level and this is likely to reach 1.5 °C between 2030 and 2052 if the current emission rates persist. Statistical analysis on global greenhouse gas emissions from natural systems and anthroned and anthropogenic activities stated that the earth’s natural system is a self balancing and any anthropogenic emissions could add extra pressure to the earth system.

The potential for developing synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation has become a recent focus of both climate research and policy. The broad scope of this webinar Climate Change and Future Challenges. will cast wide information on shrinking glaciers, change in precipitation, rise in sea level, shifting plant and animal ranges and accelerated heat waves. Environmentalists, eminent scientists and researchers will discuss on strategies and environmental tools that can evolve changes and will deliberate the need of political interventions and recommendations for long term environmental management and sustainable ecosystem.

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Time: Mar 3, 2022 10:00 a.m. India
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Meeting ID: 878 4370 9586 – Passcode: bot@smc

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Time: Mar 4, 2022 09:00 a.m. India
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Time: Mar 4, 2022 05:00 p.m. India
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Day 1 : 3rdMarch, 2022 – Inauguration -10.00 a.m. –10.30 a.m.
Welcome Address -Dr. M. Glory
Felicitation-Dr. Sr. A.S.J. Lucia Rose
Keynote Address -10.30 a.m. -11.30 a.m.
Topic:Climate Change and Warming Planet
Resource Peron: Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan , Managing Trustee, Care Earth Trust, Chennai

Session I -12.15 p.m. -1.15 p.m.
Topic: The Harsh Realities of Climate Change
Resource Person: Prof. Dr. Azwinndini Muronga, Executive Dean of Science, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Session II -2.15 p.m. -3.30 p.m.
Topic: Climate Change and Energy Options for Sustainable Future
Resource Person: Dr. Dinesh Kumar Srivastava, Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies Campus Bengaluru, India

Day 2 : 4th March, 2022 – Session III -9.00 a.m. -10.00 a.m.
Topic: Climate Change and Food Security Solution
Resource Person: Dr. Desigan Kumaran Structural Biologist, Biology Department, Brook haven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973, USA

Session IV -5.00 p.m. -6.00 p.m.
Topic: Algal Bio-refinery: Promising Approach for Minimizing Carbon Foot Print

Resource Person: Prof. Dr. Sanjeet Mehariya
Department of Chemistry, KBC-huset (KBC)
Linnaeus väg10, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweeden
Valedictory Address -6.00 p.m.

Dr. Nambi Appadurai, Director, Climate Resilience Practice ,WRI, India


Patron: Rev. Sr. Flora Mary, Secretary
Chairman: Rev. Dr. Sr. A.S.J. Lucia Rose, Principal
Convenor: Dr. M. Glory, Head and Associate Professor, Department of Botany
Program Coordinator: Dr. Sr. Arockia Jenecius Alphonse, Overall Coordinator & Member Secretary, DBT STAR College Scheme
Assistant Professor of Botany

Organising Team

Dr. A. Jacintha Tamil Malar , Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. G. Flora, Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. S. Beulah Jerlin, Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. F. Dayana Lobo, Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. B. Maria Sumathi, Assistant Professor of Botany
Ms. S. Pauline Jenifer, Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. R. Mary Santhi, Assistant Professor of Botany
Dr. P. Hermalin, Assistant Professor of Botany
Ms. A. Selvaananthi, Assistant Professor of Botany

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