US academician vouches for replacement of Fossil Fuel with Renewable Energy

US academician vouches for replacement of Fossil Fuel with Renewable Energy

Jammu: Member of the Faculty Emeritus, Washington USA, Prof. John H Perkins on Friday said that the Replacement of Fossil Fuel with Renewable Energy not only needs perpetual investment but also change in the investment decisions.
He was speaking at the Prof. David Pimentel Memorial Lecture during the IES International Conference 2022 on Sustainable Agricultural Innovations for Resilient Agri-Food Systems organized at SKUAST-Jammu, Chatha.
He was also of the opinion that the consequences of climate change will result in decline of food production resulting in high prices, malnutrition and famine.
During the second day of the International Conference three keynote sessions on the themes viz., Agriculture and Forestry on Path Towards Carbon Neutrality; Public Health, Food Security and Safety; Genetics Innovations for Climate resilient Agri-food systems were conducted in which speakers from all over the world deliberated on different topics.
Dr. Alice C Hughes from Hongkong deliberated on Exploring synergies between biodiversity and carbon across scale and endorsed revisit post 2020 biodiversity framework.
Dr. Virender Pal Singh in his talk said that there is a need to have a fresh look at the research, teaching and extension protocol and to develop new ones to suit the current needs. He further added that a Global bio energy research support facility needs to be established.
Dr. Swoyambhu Man Amatya from Nepal, said that the South Asian Countries should take a lead role in identifying carbon neutral agro-forestry practices and implement them as appropriate.
He also said that International commitment needs to be fulfilled in case of agro forestry programmes.

UNI

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