Mauritius holds international conference on environment
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Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 19:04
Port Louis: A three day international conference on energy, environment and development kicked off here to draw global attention towards the major environmental problems and its impact, with active Indian participation.

The 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research began yesterday at the University of Mauritius, the biggest ever academic event in the country.

The conference has been jointly organised by the Journal of Environmental Research and Development (Jerad), Bhopal, and the University of Mauritius.

Scientists, activists, engineers, media persons, research scholars and others from all over the world will discuss different burning issues related to the environment.

More 1,326 research papers will be presented to draw attention towards the issue.

Addressing the inaugural session, the Minister of Tertiary education, Science, Research and Technology of Mauritius R Jeetah asked people to cooperate in saving the mother earth.

A plenary lecture on alternative fuels was delivered by Prof PK Bose, Director, NIT, India.

Prof S Pandey, director of Jerad, said that the beautiful island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean was the right place to send the message of environment protection to the world community.

Last year, another island nation the Maldives had held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation.

The Maldives stand an average of 2.1 metres (7ft) above sea level, and the government says they face being wiped out if oceans rise.


First Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 19:04

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