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Amity University Rajasthan organised "NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AIR QUALITY, BIODIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURE"

Air quality and climate are complexly connected. Due to expansionof industrial and urban community, numerous natural and anthropogenic sourcesemit carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gases and particulate matters. These airpollutants interact with radiation and lead to change the climate by agitatingthe ecosystem energy balance. Climate change may cause to degrade air qualityby altering air pollution, meteorology, precipitation and other removalprocesses and vice-versa. Various interactions including radiative andmicrophysical can change the meteorology leading to altered precipitation andregional circulation patterns. These altered patterns in meteorology componentscontribute to extreme episodes and their long-term and short-term exposures mayaffect health. IPCC (2014) reported that the world has warmed by approximately 0.85oC in thelast 130 years. Extreme high air temperatures also raise the levels of ozoneand other air pollutants that contribute directly to deaths from cardiovascularand respiratory disease. According to an assessment of World HealthOrganization in 2014, climate change is expected to cause extensive deaths peryear due to heat exposure, diarrhea and vector-borne diseases. Changes inclimate are likely to prolong the transmission seasons of importantvector-borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue transmitted by Anophelesmosquitoes and Aedes mosquito respectively may alter their geographic rangealso. 

COP 21: UNclimate change conference was held in Paris (30 November to 11 December 2015)aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threatof dangerous climate change.  However, alot of research has been done on air pollution issues but it is is still aserious concern world-wide. To understand more about air quality- climatechange complexity and explore the mitigation of impacts at the regional andglobal scale, Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AUR, Jaipur) is organizing anational conference at Amity University, Rajasthan, Jaipur. The event willinclude three days of invited lectures and presentations of some key scientistsand stakeholders from India.  Selectedearly career scientists may presents their research in the form of posters onthe following themes.

1.       ClimateChange and Air Quality

2.       Role of Climate Extremes inChanging the Climate

3.       Air Quality, Climate Change,and Human Health

4.       Air Quality System and ModelApplication

5.       Impact of changing airquality on Biodiversity

6.       Climate Change and CommunityEcology

7.       Air Quality and Agriculture


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