Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. All over the world a continual global energy, food, and financial crises arose while transgressing a number of planetary boundaries or ecological limits by us that ultimately compelled us to cogitate on this issue. To overcome the present crises constant efforts by governments and non-government agencies around the world are in progress.
Today every country is seeking effective ways to lead their nations out of these related crises whilst also taking into account these planetary boundaries, green economy (in its various forms) has been proposed as a means for catalyzing renewed national policy development and international cooperation and support for sustainable development. Finally, a rapidly expanding literature (publications) on Green economy emerged out by interpolating the available expertise working on relevant areas of Science and technology. Recent articles on green economy publishing from various countries are continuously addressing these knowledge gaps and demystify these concepts. Importantly, there is also emerging practice in the design and implementation of national green economy strategies by both developed and developing countries across most regions.
In addition, today the National Mission for Green India (GIM) is also identified as one of the eight Missions outlined under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It's main focus is to protect, restore and enhance India’s diminishing forest cover and made it favourable to cope with the present climatic conditions. It envisages a holistic view of greening and focuses on multiple ecosystem services, especially, biodiversity, water, biomass, preserving mangroves, wetlands, critical habitats etc. along with the main issue of the Green economy i.e., the carbon sequestration as a co-benefit. This mission has adopted an integrated cross-sectoral approach as it will be implemented on both public as well as private lands with a key role of the local communities in planning, decision making, implementation, and monitoring.
The ICASCG-E conference is an attempt to offers a track of quality R&D updates from key experts and to provide an opportunity to understand some new techniques and horizons that will contribute to advancements in Renewable Energy, Green Technology & Environmental Science in the coming few years. Besides the presented papers in the colloquium, all the submitted papers will be undergone a peer-review process and accepted papers will be published in a Special issue of Ambient Science (both Electronic & Print format with proper DOI). The published papers will remain Open Access in our website and under CC BY NC certification. We invite the researchers from every sector (government, non-government and Corporate) to submit their papers and to be a part of this international historical event.
(Dr. Jayant Biswas)
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