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National conference on climate change and responses Overview: Climate change impacts and responses conference aspires to communicate

different stakeholders about the impacts, opportunities and responses related to climate change, to prepare them for the worst consequences which may arise due to the irresponsible behavior and lifestyle practices. The conference will address critical issues related to worrisome questions related to climate change and related areas. With the presence of eminent experts and thinkers of the climate and environment field, we will try to find the real world solutions of the problem. Young students and practitioners will also contribute by their nascent ideas by paper and poster presentations. Need of this conference/objctives: The main concern of the climate change related problem is that it will add more hardships to those who already struggle every day. It is well evident that that the worst impacts of climate change will be felt in developing nations, in the form of increased droughts, greater flood damage, stronger storms, sea level rise, and spread of human and livestock diseases. Hence broad objectives of this conference will be: To equip different stakeholders with the usable knowledge of different response measure for combating climate change
To equip graduate students with usable knowledge on the importance of multidisciplinary activities in addressing climate change, regardless of their home academic discipline

Objectives of the conference 1. The overall objective is to decrease the severity and extent of air pollution in growing economies in the target regions. 2. All participants shall be given a broad knowledge of fundamental aspects on air pollution, its causes, mitigation techniques and its effects on the natural environment, health and society.

3. Through an individual project, the participant will focus on an issue that is pertinent to his or her daily work at the home organisation The training was build up around the following blocks: Emission sources and emission inventories Chemical and physical characteristics of air pollutants and their cycling in the environment Monitoring and modelling of air pollution Effects on human health, agriculture and forestry, materials, visibility, etc. Technical and structural measures for reduction of emissions; cost/ benefit analysis International agreements; national legislation and regulations concerning the environment and human health Communication, management of change

Summary of the training acquired The above mentioned training program involved different set of lectures, hands on training on air pollution/ quality models and study visits. In study visits, air pollution mangemnet skills in different sectors were learned at the site. The most acknowlegable part of the training was Individaul project work (IPW). It forms an important aspect of training program which reflect issues that are of concern for our organization. Details of lectures and other skills obtained during the training are given below: Learnig outcomes of Lectures: through various lectures theoretical undersatding of various allied and direct aspects of air pollution was studied. List of important lectures are given below:

Atmospheric Environmental Problems Boundary layer meteorology for applied dispersion modelling Local and urban air pollution modelling Approach to Air Quality Management, strategy for measurements and modelling Assesement of regional air pollution in south asia Understanding of dispersion modeling Traffic emissions and particles emissions Air pollution and health International legislation on transboundary air pollution Air pollution and cliimate change Management of change process

Technical skills acquired: under technical skills hands on training was obtained on follwing air pollution/ dispersion/ quality models Hands on training on dispersion model-Airoviro Hysplit air trajectory model- Hysplit Satellite based NOAA model was learned. This model is use to estimate transboundary movement of pollutants (modeling results are appended). IVE model- Ive model is web based EPA model used to estimate vehicular emissions in urban settings. Example data set was used to undesrtand the applications of the model. GAINS India Model, Integrated assessment modeling

Study visits-these visits were also the part of the practical knowledge. Different industries, government project and research institutes were visted. European experiences on new technologies, procedures and techniques was shared with us. Methods of air pollution mangement in different sectors was also understood during visits. Following visits are the part of the program:

E.ON. Green energy from waste- deep understanding of waste to energy practices was acquired. Urban air quality monitoring stations in stockholm- Swedish experiences of urban air quality monitoring and data recording procedures were studied.

Visit to Congestion tax trial system- To avoid congestion in busy streets special system of based on market mechanism was implemented in stockholm. We can aslo learn from such examples and can work on feasibility studies for India.

Swerea KIMAB AB ((A leading institute for corrosion and metals research)-research laboratory was visited where impact of air pollution (due to enhancement of rate of corrosion) on commercial building materials/ metals was stuided.

AVL MTC Motortestcenter (emission test laboratory). It is the laboratory where emissions was estimated from the vehicels and engines. Vehicels are subjected to different speeds and atmospheric conditions, then rate of different gasesous and particulate emissions was studied in the aloratory.






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information about latest available techniques was gathered. Swedish National Research and Testing Institute was visited, this laboratory is mainy involved in research of different biomass materials and its testing for particulates and gaseous emissions. Individual project work (IPW) The project work is an important part of the training programme, It has to be orientated towards change and an improved air quality situation in the respective areas. This program has a second part which will be held in India in early next year. In the gap period research on the selected topic needs to be continued with the guidance of Indian and Swedish mentors. I will be working on the particulate emissions in Vadodara city in my IPW.

Benefits to the organization (Central Pollution Control Board) As one of the principle objective of the CPCB is to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country. This training will augment board with additional theoretical and practical skills in the field of air pollution and management. International experience on various aspects of air pollution will definitely allow me to participate more proactively in future endeavors of the board. I am sure knowledge obtained from this programme will help me in my professional work and research, and enrich CPCB as knowledge society.