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TN Greens request state Chief Minister to announce a Carbon neutral policy

- September 21, 2021

Chennai, Sept 21 (BPNS)

The Non-Governmental Organisations of Tamil Nadu who are into conservation of environment have requested the state Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to announce a Carbon neutral policy for the state.

 Ina a statement on Tuesday the NGOs requested the Chief Monster to adopt the Carbon neutral policy.

Coimbatore-based NGO, ‘Osai’ organized the meeting of NGOs of Tamil Nadu that are into environmental conservation as well as pushing for a Green economy and green society on Monday.

The NGOs requested the Tamil Nadu government to appeal to other Chief Minsters also to evolve a Carbon neutral policy in their respective states based on the recent working group of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that had predicted major natural disasters if properly contained.

Conservationists and Greens also requested Prime minister Narendra Modi to declare a Carbon neutral stand at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12.

The appeal and the request to the policymakers were mainly based on the findings of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Working Group 1 of the IPCC.  It is to be noted that IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

The Sixth Assessment Report of the Working Group 1 of IPCC states that climate change, especially global warming is the result of human interventions. The report also said that the present and future generations are going to live between climate change-induced natural disasters.

Oceans are able to absorb nearly 50% of the carbon that is released into the atmosphere. The NGO collective has decided to appeal to Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to declare a carbon-neutral policy immediately and to implement scientific measures to reduce carbon emissions.

A study found that on an analysis of 420 extreme natural disasters, 80% was due to climate change. The study also found that natural carbon sinks that absorb more carbon than they release, like oceans and forests are losing their ability to absorb due to environmental degradation.