About the National Webinar
UN General Assembly declared June 5 as World Environment Day (WED), marking the first day of Stockholm Conference 1972. Following this, the first WED was celebrated in 1974 with a slogan of “Only one Earth”. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5th June to enlighten all the stakeholders to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.
World Environment Day 2020 calls for urgent action to protect biodiversity. Biodiversity describes the variety of life on Earth including 8 million plant and animal species on the planet, the ecosystem that houses them and the genetic diversity among them. It is stressed that one million plants and animal species are facing extinction due to human actions.
India accounts for seven to eight percent of world recorded species, exactly home to 1,00,693 species of animals and 44,500 species of plants. India is one of the seventeen megadiverse nations of the world, with four hotspots and 18 biosphere reserves. The global significance calls for immediate action to conserve our nation’s biodiversity. (Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College)
Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa and now, a global disease (pandemic) demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist. Nature is sending us a message.
Despite the free benefits derived from nature, human actions upset the biodiversity. Pandemic Covid-19 teaches us that when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the life-supporting system. It is time for us to think globally and act locally to protect the ecosystem by reversing biodiversity loss.
Eligibility (National Webinar)
Academicians, Research Scholars and Students.
Theme of National Webinar
National Webinar on Effectiveness of Environmental Laws and Implementations in Celebrating Biodiversity on June 5, 2020, between 10 AM to 2 PM.
Sub-themes: National Webinar
- Resilience of Biodiversity Ecosystem
- Marine Biodiversity: Issues & Challenges
- Biodiversity of Western Ghats
- Conservation of endangered flora and habitats
- Climate Change and Biodiversity: Measures & Management
- Wetland importance on Biodiversity
- Food Security & Biodiversity
- Biodiversity & Illegal Trade
- Energy & Biodiversity-Loss/Extinction of species
- Disposal of Wastes & Impact on Biodiversity
- Development Projects, Biodiversity & Human Rights
- Conservation of Biodiversity: Policy & Plans at National & International Level S
Online- Google Meet
The word limit for the abstract is 300- 500 words, in times new roman, font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
The abstract must be accompanied with details of Author and Co-Author (If any) along with the title of the paper (Name, Designation Contact details etc.) in the same document (PDF format).
Co-Authorship is limited to two.
All submissions should be sent to the email ID: [email protected] with the subject “Submission of Abstract – Your Name”.
Last date for Abstract Submission: May 26, 2020.
Communication about Acceptance of Abstract: June 1, 2020.
Mr. Shyam Sundar V (Assistant Professor): 9176648576/9444358576