Rise in average temperature of earth could result in huge financial burden on World Economy: Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice Delhi High Court
India has the potential to generate 1075 MW power from Municipal Solid Waste by 2031 says Justice Lingappa Naryana Swamy Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh
Chandigarh, November 17, 2019: “Global Law Conference through the five technical sessions on Air Pollution, Clean Water, Climate Change, Forest and Bio-Diversity and Municipal Solid Waste have made a very exemplary attempt to touch the major environmental concerns and with international & national dignitaries discussing the matters in detail, I am sure that the conference is concluding with great findings and outcomes” said Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court. Justice Patel was speaking during the valedictory session of the two days Global Law Conference at the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan.
Justice Ananda Mohan, Judge Supreme Court of Nepal, Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Justice Lingappa Naryana Swamy, Justice Arun Monga, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court, Justice Jayant Nath, Judge Delhi High Court, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, Judge Delhi High Court, Justice Ajay Tewari, Judge Punjab & Haryana High Court, Dr. Prashant Gargava, Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General and Former Member Parliament, Ashish Jain, Director, Indian Pollution Control Board and Chancellor, Chandigarh University, Satnam Singh Sandhu were the other dignitaries who were present on the occasion.
“Issues pertaining to Environment are not territorial as they are cross-border, trans-continental and global issues which requires joint efforts by all the countries so that we are able to protect our planet” added Chief Justice, D.N.Patel. He added that by the year 2100, the average temperature of the earth would rise by 6-7 degree Celsius and while with the increase of temperature by 1 degree has large repercussions on our life; one can easily understand what would be the consequences if it increases by that extent. The rise in temperature will add financial burden on world economy as we have to spend more on health added Justice Patel.
While talking in one of the technical session on Municipal Solid Waste, Chief Justice Lingappa Naryana Swamy said, “Indian population is producing 63 million tones of municipal solid waste every year with the increasing population and increased purchase power, the generation of solid waste will increase at an annual rate of 10% causing huge storage problem for the country”. Justice Swamy further said that, “Monetizing power produced by waste is a method to generate wealth from waste and India has a huge potential to generate wealth from its municipal solid waste which is currently 500 Mega Watts now and 1,075 MW by 2031.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, Judge Delhi High Court said, “Indian traditions and religious rituals have always worshipped nature but it is time to use bio-degradable materials while we are doing any immersion in rivers & seas so that the ecological system in the water can be protected”. “Uncontrolled increase in population is the biggest challenge for the sustainable development and environment protection as it puts pressure on natural resources which results in degradation of environment” said Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General and Former Member Parliament.
While delivering his address in one of the technical session on Air Pollution, Dr. Parshant Gargava, Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board, “We have been analyzing data collected of Air Quality Index (AQI) in more than 370 cities of India and have found that major reason for the severe air condition is due to emission from vehicles which means we have to look for alternate resources such as e-vehicles for our transportation”.
Students and faculty of University Institute of Legal studies have prepared a Book on “Environmental Laws” containing research papers which was release by the dignitaries on the occasion. Chandigarh University honored Balbir Singh Seechewal with “Friend of Earth” Award for his contribution through Anti-River Pollution Campaign in Punjab to save Buddha Nullah and construction work carried at 110 miles Kali Bein rivulet.