Climate change issue to get highest attention: Pawar

November 14th, 2007 - 2:12 am ICT by admin  
Union Minister of Agriculture, Sharad Pawar assured that the Government would give top priority to the issue of climate change and that the recommendations of the conference would reach the highest level of policy decisions.

“These will be sent to the Prime Minister’s Council as well as Planning Commission for further discussion and action,” he added.

The recommendations include, strengthening research and assessment of the impacts, increase international collaboration, evolve and implement scientific and economic based policies, and invest in infrastructure to insulate agriculture from climatic vagaries.

He also urged the scientific community to explore if climate change would benefit country’s agriculture system during any time period in future and anywhere in the country.

His statement comes a day after Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change under the chairmanship of R K Pachauri was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former US Vice president Al Gore. (ANI)

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