National Workshop on Global Warming and its Implications for Kerala is one of the most welcoming initiatives of Forest & Wildlife Department, Government of Kerala. The inaugural function will take place at Kanakakunnu Palace while the Workshop venue will be Technopark Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram.
The workshop will cover following themes:
Global Climate Change - the scientific basis and impact on natural processes and resources, particularly forest systems, Climate change and the forests of India (Focus on Western Ghats, Kerala): Qualitative, functional and livelihood implications, Forest products and sustainable development: linking carbon sequestration and livelihood by sustainable utilization of forest produce: Bamboo sector, Role of forestry sector in response to the climate change adaptation and mitigation: Options in policy, programme and management.
The objectives of the workshop are:
Update the information on the patterns of events related to global warming and climate change and the impacts thereof on natural systems including the energy and carbon dynamics in context of natural resource use, Understanding of the atmospheric and biological responses of natural processes to climate change and their manifestation in the natural resource profiles with specific reference to Western Ghats and Kerala, Identification of sectors and areas of action to ensure appropriate response to the impending impact in terms of strategies for conservation of natural resources by way of policies, programs and statutory initiatives.