About Conference

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

On

ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR ‘NEW INDIA’

About the Conference:

India is rapidly globalizing and has turned out to be the sixth largest global economy. However, this rapid pace of development has not come without serious environmental costs. The major mega-cities of the country including the national capital, Delhi regularly feature in the top polluted cities of the world. A large proportion of India’s population living in various basins and dependent on its natural resources and environment feels that their environs are undermined or compromised. The growth process and development models offer little hope for inclusive and peaceful ‘sustainable human development’ in India, which is the need of the hour. There is a serious need for reaching considered trade-off between conservation and development and India in order to do well has to carry out urgently needed reforms of their socio-economic and development policies so that they are intrinsically more inclusive, integrative and people welfare centred.

A related major area of concern for India is the threat to food and water security, disease outbreaks and human health arising from climate change and unruly economic exploitation of resources. Evidence is mounting that agricultural and horticultural crops, grown by the farming communities and also exported from India are faced with imminent danger of loss of productivity, and environmental challenges thus creating unanticipated economic hardships and survival risks. Mitigation measures through effective monitoring and research selecting the environment friendly economic development models are needed to prevent or at least reduce the scale and intensity of losses of human lives and property. This vulnerability is exacerbated by a number of issues India faces (poverty, unemployment, inequality illiteracy, weak institutional delivery systems and governance breakdown, unabated human pressures on natural resources, declining carrying capacity of the historically known and developed cities, internal and external socio-economic and political conflicts, etc.).

The need of the hour, thus, is to convince the various stakeholders about the importance and need for a ‘safe and healthy living and working space’ for the people of India to take on environmental challenges. It cannot be a purely science and technology or resource management driven enterprise. Ethics shall remain the cornerstone of any workable solution matrix and also the work place. Ways would have to be found out for accommodation of scientific advice and temperament, discussion and cooperation among various stakeholders of the country away from social biases including caste, religion and politics before it is too late.

This conference aims to foster interactive discussions among academicians, scientists, corporates, policy-makers, civil society, students and all other nature-lovers. It will also attempt to present some viable working solutions to the environmental challenges being faced by the emerging ‘New India’ and its people in the global development context.

Sub-themes of Conference:

  • Air Pollution & Smog in Delhi-NCR and other Metro Cities
  • Water Pollution, Crises and Conflict in India
  • Global Warming, Climate Change and Youth
  • Sustainable Development and ‘New India’
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Biodiversity Conservation & Eco-Regeneration
  • Ecological Imbalances and Dangers to Humanity
  • Environmental Economics, Politics and Policies
  • Natural Resource Management and Green GDP
  • Environmental Challenges: Socio-Economic-Health & Cultural Facets
  • Environmental Accounting, Auditing and CSR
  • Environmental Communications, Public Awareness
  • Environmental Conservation: Role of Activism, Media, NGOs, Education, Judiciary
  • Environment Strangling, Climate Change and Health Diseases
  • Human Communities and the Environmental Challenges
  • Environment, Industry, Agriculture and Technology linkages
  • Environmental Ethics, Religion and Culture
  • Other relevant topics related to the main title

 

Call for Abstract and Full length Paper:

The participants are requested to send their abstracts and full length papers online to esdacon2018@gmail.com by 20th May 2018. The abstract should be within 250-300 words in English font ‘Arial’ with size of ‘12’ and in Hindi Font ‘Kruti Dev 10’ with size of ‘14’. The abstracts will be released in ‘e-Abstract Book’ on 2nd June 2018 in the Inaugural Session of the Conference, while selected full length papers will be published freely in ‘International Journal on Energy, Environment & Engineering’ with conference proceedings in the July-August issue of the journal.

 

Poster Presentation:

We invite participants to present their posters during the conference. The poster should be related with the topic and sub themes of the Conference. Each participant will receive a certificate.

 

Conference Award:

The ESDA will confer some awards during the conference:

  1. Best Oral Presentation Award
  2. Best Poster Presentation Award

 

Important Dates:

Registration and Abstract Submission Starts:                                    20.04.2018

Abstract submission Deadline:                                               20.05.2018

Last Date of Registration without late payment:                   25.05.2018

Full length paper submission Deadline:                                  25.05.2018