REDD-plus cell of IGNFA organized a two-day module on “Forests and Climate Change” for IFS Probationers of 2013-15 Course during 27-28 May 2015. The module was inaugurated by Sh. Vinod Kumar, Director IGNFA. The objectives of the module were: understanding the issues on Climate Change and its impact on Forest Ecosystems; Global & National Response to Climate Change; Mitigation role of forests & tree plantations and need for building adaption strategies for forest sector; and understanding REDD-plus.
The module was conducted by Dr. Mohit Gera, Professor (IST). The inputs were provided by Sh. Vinod Kumar, Director IGNFA and other experts in the field, i.e., Sh. Ajay Kumar Lal, Director (Environment), HP; Mrs Bharati, Director, MoEF&CC; Sh. A. K. Bansal, Former ADGF, MoEF&CC; Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Joint Director, FSI; Sh. V. R. S. Rawat, Scientist ‘E’, ICFRE and Sh. Rajiv Pandey, Scientist ‘E’, BCC Division, ICFRE. The module was received very well by the IFS (P).