Climate change is priority area for Telangana government: DG

“Media can play a critical role in communicating the challenge of climate change to communities and also influence planners and policy makers,” he said. He urged mediapersons to keep environment and climate at the back of their mind while drafting policies, programmes and initiatives.

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B Kalyan Chakravarthy, Director General of Environment Protection and Training Institute. Source; Twitter

Hyderabad: Adapting to climate change is a priority for the Telangana government and all development projects are being examined from the view point of their climate friendliness, a senior official said here on Tuesday.

Climate change is a priority area for the government, B Kalyan Chakravarthy, Director General of Environment Protection and Training Institute (EPTRI) said while speaking at the inauguration of a two-day state level media workshop on climate change.

“Media can play a critical role in communicating the challenge of climate change to communities and also influence planners and policy makers,” he said. He urged mediapersons to keep environment and climate at the back of their mind while drafting policies, programmes and initiatives.

The programme was organised by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and German Agency for International Cooperation.