“New technology, research needed to fight climate change,” says Environment minister


Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday pitched for new research and technology to combat the effects of climate change.

While addressing a gathering from various Delhi and NCR schools on the occasion of 21st International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer, he said, “If human intervention has caused climate change, with human intent and intellect and with new research and technology, we will win this war against climate change.”

“This win will give the people a better life… that they deserve,” he added.

On 23 January 1995, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the ozone layer, or the protective layer in the earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

According to a Global Nutrition Report 2015, more than half the children under the age of five in Pakistan are living an unhealthy life. The report also highlights the critical link between climate change and malnutrition and suggests that changing weather conditions are complicating global efforts to end malnutrition.