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CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, celebrates World Environment Day

June 5, 2023


The theme of the function was “Preventing Plastic Pollution”.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2023. The theme of the function was “Preventing Plastic Pollution”.

The Chief Guest of the event was Sh. Anoop Nautiyal, Founder of the Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation, Uttarakhand. The program was initiated with the warm welcome of the Chief Guest by the Director CSIR-IIP. Dr G D Thakre, Sr Principal Scientist, presented World Environment Day’s brief outline and background.

In his welcome address, Prof. R Pradeep Kumar Director, CSIR-IIP, emphasized the importance of climate change and the significance of Energy demand and supply in the Nation. He also informed the gathering that we need to utilize our resources judiciously, as they won’t be available to us again once replenished.

Sh. Anoop Nautiyal, the Chief Guest of the function, delivered the World Environment Day Lecture on “The Perils of Plastic Waste”. Shri Nautiyal informed the audience that nobody is 100 per cent perfect, but we can try to change our habits and minimize the use of single-use plastic in our homes. He also stated that it is our collective social responsibility to encourage and educate youngsters, family and friends to restrict and minimize the use of plastics in our day-to-day life.

Dr Sunil Pathak, Senior Principal Scientist, enlightened the gathering by providing information on the Climate Clock and its significance. Climate change is a big challenge in front of the world. The Energy Swaraj Foundation (ESF), in collaboration with the government’s Atal Innovation Mission, is keen to spread awareness about climate change among the common masses. A climate clock, alarming people about the time left for the average global temperature rise to hit the 1.5 degrees Celsius mark, is all set to be displayed. On the occasion of Worl Environment Day, a climate clock was unveiled by the dignitaries on the dais in the presence of the august audience. This clock revealed that we are just 6 years, 47 days and 10 hours behind when the earth’s temperature will increase by 1.5°C. The event concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Shri Anjum Sharma, Senior Controller of Administration.

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