The Pune International Centre (PIC) is organising a Round-Table to initiate a debate on the impact of the dilemma over energy and environment on national security and evolve a policy paper for the Centre to deliberate upon.
The Round -Table on Energy & Environment Dilemma and its Impact on National Security will take place at the Yashada Auditorium on August 2.
New non-traditional threats such as competition for energy,water,food and effects of climate change are emerging as grave dangers for human societies. An all out conventional war may no longer be affordable for any of the sovereign nations. India in particular is vulnerable to climate change in its neighbourhood.
Disruption of monsoons or influx of millions of climate refugees can become a security nightmare for India. The country therefore has to take the lead in diffusing these threats through strategic planning for sustainable development, a PIC press release stated.
Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam,Dr Raghunath Mashelkar,president of Pune International Centre,Prof Amitav Mallik,former Member of the National Security Advisory Board and Founder Director of Laser Science & Technology Centre,New Delhi and Dr Arvind Gupta,Director General,Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses,Delhi. Dr Arvind Gupta will deliver the keynote address during the programme.