Natural, Complementary & Alternative Healing/ Therapy/ Medicine in the Indian Diaspora
“On 20 November, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), that took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, concluded with a historic decision to establish and operationalize a loss and damage fund. Welcoming the decision and calling the fund essential, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that more needs to be done to drastically reduce emissions now. ‘The world still needs a giant leap on climate ambition. The red line we must not cross is the line that takes our planet over the 1.5-degree temperature limit’, he stressed, urging the world not to relent ‘in the fight for climate justice and climate ambition. We can and must win this battle for our lives,’ he concluded.” https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/cop27
Several world leaders of key polluting countries did not attend COP27 such as President Xi Jinping of China, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. In light of this tragedy, what can Indians in the homeland and the Diaspora do to mitigate this climate emergency? Social scientists and anthropologists are raising awareness that culture and the arts have the potential to be a driver in addressing our climate crisis. How exactly are Indian culture, philosophy and lifestyle contributing to the conservation or destruction of nature, the environment and global warming? Is making the earth, soil, water and some plants sacred, contributing to nature conservation? These are some of the critical questions to be addressed.
Please join us THIS SUNDAY for the 130th weekly ICC ZOOM Public Meeting, November 27, 2022 at (1.00 p.m. Belize), (2.00 p.m. New York/Eastern time), (3.00 p.m. Trinidad/Atlantic time), (3.00 p.m. Guyana), (4.00 p.m. Suriname), (7.00 p.m. England), (9.00 p.m. South Africa), (Sun 12 midnight, India, ND), (Mon 7.00 a.m. Fiji).
Indian culture, Global Warming and the Climate Emergency
KISHAN KUMARSINGH (Trinidad) - 1st national and developing world representative to Co-Chair a Work Programme for a new climate finance goal as part of COP26. T&T’s Lead Climate Negotiator at COP27.
KAYLENE MOODLEY (South Africa) - Works in the field of Environmental Management and Sciences, and pursuing her MSc degree in Environmental Science at The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
P. S. RITESH SARJOE (Suriname) - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment. Part time lecturer at the Anton de Kom University, and the Polytechnical College of Suriname.
PROF. MAX HUISDEN (Suriname) - Department Chairman and Head of Laboratories in the Department of Environmental Science at the Anton de Kom University, and Board Member of Water Forum Suriname (WFS).
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