Mssrf Team Meets Thiru Siva. V. Meyyanathan, Minister For Environment And Pollution Control, Youth Welfare And Sports Development, Govt of Tamil Nadu

Dr. G. Hariharan, Executive Director, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), led a team of scientists called on Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Pollution Control, Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Siva. V. Meyyanathan, today, 3rd December 2021.

The members of the MSSRF team were Prof. T. Jayaraman, Senior Fellow, Climate Change; Dr. Ramasubramaniam, Director, Coastal System Research and Dr. Parasuraman, Senior Scientists at the MSSRF. Dr. Hariharan and the team briefed Minister about the critical outcomes of COP26 at Glasgow and MSSRF work on Carbon Budget. The team also presented various publications and reports of the Foundation.

Prof. Jayaraman, who was part of the Government of India team at CoP 26 at Glasgow, briefed the Minister on some of the essential outcomes of COP26 at Glasgow. He highlighted the importance of India's new commitments at COP26 made in the Prime Minister's High-level address as well as the context of the discussion on coal at the closing plenary of COP 26.

The team presented some specific proposals for advancing the work on climate change adaptation in the State, focusing on dry-land agriculture in the era of climate change, coastal protection through mangroves plantation, and the promotion and deployment of early warning systems to manage climate variability.

The team also discussed the importance of mainstreaming climate risk assessment.

Honorable Minister Thiru Siva. V. Meyyanathan, gave assurance of providing support to the Foundation to pursue programmes on climate change for the welfare of the State. Mr. Meyyanathan has accepted the invitation to visit the Foundation to look into the Foundation's proposals and work on climate change mitigations.