Thematic Sessions on “Climate Change and Coasts”

Organised by: Panos South Asia

Chennai’s coasts are already under pressure due to urbanisation, industrialisation, over-fishing, and resource exploitation. Climate change will add to these pressures. In this context, the panel discussion looked at how climate change will add to the existing environmental pressures, and how environmental conservation today can help protect the coastal communities from the adverse effects of climate change.

The session was moderated by Mr S Gopikrishna Warrier, Regional Environment Manager, Panos South Asia and Secretary of Forum for Environmental Journalist in India (FEJI) and speakers included: Shekar Dattatri, Wildlife and Conservation Filmmaker, Dr Y S Yadava, Director, Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO), and Pon Dhanasekaran, Joint Editor, Puthiya Thalimurai Kalvi, Chennai.