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November 25, 2009

'127 institutes studying Climate Change'

New Delhi: "A network of 127 institutions belonging to Universities, Research and Development Institutions, autonomous institutions of the Government, Non-Governmental organizations and private institutions are engaged countrywide, in the preparation of India's Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention onClimate Change ," said Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by Bibhu Prasad Tarai and Gurudas Dasgupta in the Lok Sabha today.

Studies on various aspects of climate change include greenhouse gas emissions of anthropogenic origin from sectors such as Energy, Industry, Agriculture, Forestry and Waste, Assessment and impact of projected climate change on key sectors such as Agriculture, Water, Natural ecosystems, Health, Extreme climate events, etc.

The findings of the study on climate change scenarios would be relevant for agriculture sector and farmers.

The network is yet to submit a report on the same.

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