Koraput, 6 December
Ms Sunemia Pranita Biswasi, a young girl from Jeypore, was accorded a rousing welcome on her return from Poland attending the Conference of Parties 19 (COP19), a meeting of parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held recently.
While the conference aimed at bringing partners together for signing an international treaty to stabilize green house gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that could prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate change, it was also an opportunity to share the concerns for the participants over the issues of climate change that was affecting life at grassroots in their respective areas of existence, Me Sunemia said.  A post graduate in environmental science from Utkal university, she had used the platform to highlight the amount of damage that Phailin, the storm that had hit the lives of thousands of people in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh recently.
“It was needed to share the experience with more young minds of Koraput region so as to create awareness among them in creating a better world  by protecting the environment and managing  the climate change in the best interest of  humanity,” she added.