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Meet on climate change

Dimapur: Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy said climate change needs to be addressed through convergence and collaborative actions while stressing the need to embark on a "One state, One data" mission.

"We need to focus more and adopt climate proofing, the practice of taking action in preparation for a changing climate," Toy added.

One will have to rely on good and consistent data to meet and plan for the challenges, he said, addressing an orientation programme on climate change adaptation for senior officials of Nagaland in Kohima on Thursday.

The programme was organised by the Nagaland State Climate Change Cell under Nagaland Science and Technology Council in collaboration with climate change cells of the 12 Himalayan states.

He said one of the biggest challenges that Nagaland faces, being a mountainous and agrarian state, is the impact of climate change on agriculture and infrastructure.

Nagaland commissioner and secretary Dellirose M. Sakhire said the key objectives of the Nagaland State Climate Change Cell is to assess vulnerabilities and risks due to climate change in the state in selected sectors, institutional capacity building to understand and handle climate change and to find solutions to address the problem.

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