SPEEDS - 2019
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SMS Lucknow
The Institution Of Engineers (India)
All India Seminar
Sources of Planet Energy, Environmental &
Disaster Science (SPEEDS): Climate Justice and Equity
22-23 June, 2024
Council of Science and Technology
Council of Science and Technology, U.P.
Schedule Brochure Invitation Call for Papers
 About Seminar  

Background: In our rapidly changing world, the impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly evident, manifesting in the form of heightened frequency and severity of extreme weather events. From scorching heatwaves and prolonged droughts to devastating floods and intense tropical cyclones, communities worldwide are grappling with the multifaceted repercussions of a warming planet. These climatic disruptions exacerbate existing challenges, amplifying water management issues, diminishing agricultural productivity, compromising food security, and posing significant threats to public health. Moreover, they wreak havoc on critical infrastructure and disrupt the delivery of essential services such as water, sanitation, education, energy, and transportation, exacerbating vulnerabilities and undermining socio-economic stability.

Central to the climate crisis is the unchecked proliferation of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily driven by the continued reliance on fossil fuels. Without concerted efforts to curb emissions and transition towards sustainable energy alternatives, the global climate outlook remains grim. Recognizing the imperative for action, there is a growing emphasis on enhancing energy efficiency and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy sources. By embracing renewable technologies such as solar, wind, hydropower, and biofuels, we can mitigate climate change impacts while simultaneously reducing the risk of disasters and enhancing resilience.

Furthermore, the preservation and restoration of ecosystems play a pivotal role in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Terrestrial ecosystems offer a myriad of benefits, serving as sources of raw materials, food, and energy, while also providing crucial ecosystem services. These include carbon sequestration, soil preservation, biodiversity conservation, water purification, and erosion control, all of which contribute to disaster risk reduction and climate regulation. Sustainable management of forests, prevention of land degradation, combatting desertification, and biodiversity conservation are paramount in safeguarding these vital ecological functions.

Equally critical are our oceans, which act as a crucial carbon sink, absorbing approximately 30 percent of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions. However, rampant marine pollution, primarily stemming from land-based sources, threatens marine ecosystems' health and resilience. Ocean acidification, exacerbated by carbon absorption, poses profound risks to marine life and ecosystems, underscoring the urgent need for concerted action to curb pollution and mitigate oceanic degradation.

Thus, addressing the complex challenges posed by climate change demands a comprehensive and integrated approach. By prioritizing renewable energy deployment, ecosystem preservation, and sustainable resource management, we can foster climate resilience, mitigate environmental degradation, and secure a sustainable future for generations to come. It is imperative that governments, communities, businesses, and individuals collaborate synergistically to enact meaningful change and chart a course towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

Theme of Seminar: Sources of Planet Energy, Environmental &Disaster Science (SPEEDS): Climate Justice and Equity:

Theme Areas of Discussion:

  1. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all:
  2. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its:
  3. Life Below Water:
  4. Life on Land:
  5. Other:

 Call of Papers  

Technical papers on the above Sub Themes and related topics are invited for presentation in the different technical sessions of the conference. The authors are requested to submit online extended abstract in IEEE template (not exceeding two A-4 size pages typed in 12pt. Times Roman font with double spacing) of their original works latest by May 31, 2024. Authors are requested to send a copyright form duly signed by author(s) along with the abstract submitted online at hemantsingh@smslucknow.ac.in

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