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  Global Warming and Climate Change
These days, there has been greater emphasis on Climate Change and it severely affected
almost all the physical and biological components of the Planet Earth. Apart from the climate change, biodiversity loss and wetland degradation are another important areas on which the impact of climate change are clearly visible.  Thus urgent and serious attention is needed for these issues. Innovative ideas should come out for solving the existing problems and People’s participation should be encouraged for suitable activities in the areas of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Wetlands.

Realizing the above facts, the Indian Environmental Society in association with GLOBE Regional Office for Asia-Pacific organized a seminar on “Biodiversity, Wetlands and Climate Change” at the International Centre, Goa in September 2010.
  Biodiversity Conservation
Conservation of biodiversity has always been an objective of environment education. IES has expertise in and has done a wide range of activities in this area. It coordinated the ‘Education, Awareness and Training' Semiars/workshops on National Biodiversity Conservation. Several of its Ecodevelopment Programmes looked at biodiversity conservation as a major thrust. There have been many school programmes, manuals and training programmes which had, and have, biodiversity as the focus area.
  Waste Management
Whatever we decide to label it -- rubbish, trash, waste, refuse, or garbage -- the piles keep growing. It comes from homes, schools, businesses, factories, and other places; it is generated by people of all ages. As hard as we try to reduce and recycle large amounts of waste, we will still have some left to be disposed With industrialization and urbanization, the problems of waste disposal have increased many folds. We must re-educate ourselves to realize that waste is a resource that should be managed. High population density, intensive land use for residential, commercial and industrial activities led to adverse impact on the environment. Across the nation, waste management laws are being enacted and communities are developing plans for better management of their garbage. Management of waste requires a comprehensive plan. It will take the right combination of options to meet each community's needs.

India is rich in wildlife with its exclusive, fascinating and diverse ecosystem. Wildlife includes any animal, aquatic or land vegetation which forms part of any habitat. India is among the twelve mega biodiversity countries of the world. Country’s wildlife is extended over the evergreen forests of North East India to barren deserts of Rajasthan and from alpine forests of Himalaya to the Western Ghats.

  Energy Conservation
In a scenario where India tries to accelerate its development process and cope with increasing energy demands, conservation and energy efficiency measures are to play a central role in our energy policy. A national movement for energy conservation can significantly reduce the need for fresh investment in energy supply systems in coming years. It is imperative that all-out efforts are made to realize this potential. Energy conservation is an objective to which all the citizen in the country can contribute. Each one of us has a role to play in promoting energy efficiency and conservation. The efficient use of energy, and its conservation, is a key element of our national energy policy. Enhanced energy efficiency enables us to not only provide greater access to energy services, especially for the poorest, it also signifies our commitment to clean development mechanism. Energy efficiency improvements provide the additional benefits of lower operating costs and greater competitiveness for the industry. 
   Water and Wetlands
“Water is a vital part of the environment and a home for many forms of life on which the well- being of humans ultimately depends”

Wetland conservation is an issue that has often been overlooked in environmental policy-making. Yet water is so utterly vital to life, it is hard to understand why this is so. After all, what is it that the Mars Rover missions have been seeking on that planet in order to find out if life ever existed there? Of course, the answer is water!
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