Meghalaya Forest and Environment Minister James Sangma said the state government is planning to set up a museum on climate change to sensitise people, and the government will be exploring pineapples for vegan leather.
While delivering a keynote address virtually on Tuesday at the ‘TiE Sustainability Summit 2021’ being organised by TiE Hyderabad, Sangma said the state is in the process of building a consensus to introduce climate change as a subject in the school curriculum.
Vegan leather is a material that mimics leather, crested from artificial or plant produce instead of animal skins.
“Meghalaya is one of the major pineapple producing states in India. It contributes 8 per cent of the total pineapple produced in India. Pineapple is the most important fruit crop of the state. We are working on pineapple for vegan leather. We are also building a consensus to introduce climate change as a subject in the school curriculum to sensitise children,” a press statement quoted Sangma as saying.
Sangma said Meghalaya is one of the top five states for Biodiversity and it has a unique forest economy.
“A climate change museum is also around the corner. We hope to inspire action on the climate crisis through this museum. Climate change is a defining challenge of our times. We must rise to fight it together,” Sangma said.
“Forest is the best carbon removal investments and reforestation strategies and improving forest management together have a large potential to remove Co2 from the atmosphere. We want to be a silicon valley for green-based products,” Sangma said.
Most of the schools across the globe have introduced Climate change in their school curriculum to educate people on the climate crisis facing by the world.
Climate change is a major threat to international peace and security. The effects of climate change heighten competition for resources such as land, food, and water, fueling socio-economic tension and increasingly often, leading to mass displacement.