Kerala: CEOs to hold underwater conference on marine contamination, global warming

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Updated: April 11, 2017 20:28 IST

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Thiruvanathapuram: (CEOs) of five IT firms are set to take their message against marine contamination and a global warming to another level with an underwater conference in the Arabian Sea on Monday.

At the 30-minute gathering close to the acclaimed shoreline resort of Kovalam, the CEOs will promise to secure the sea and marine life.

Furnished with scuba equip and different contraptions, the CEOs will plunge no less than six to seven meters into the ocean for the meeting. After the meeting they will guarantee and sign a notice to ensure sea and marine life. They will likewise discharge a logo as a major aspect of their “sea adore” battle. For the submerged meeting, the CEOs have been preparing for as far back as week.

Their submerged gathering expect much noteworthiness in the wake of a current worldwide report that named oceans close Mumbai, Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the most contaminated on the planet. The report additionally said the vast majority of the plastic and different flotsam and jetsam in the ocean begin from inland. Other than influencing marine biodiversity, contamination represents a major risk to individuals who live near the ocean, said the report arranged by three famous world bodies.

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“Ocean contamination is ascending at a disturbing level. Our attempt is to make general society mindful of the perils postured by littering particularly the informal transfer of plastic,” said Raja Gopaal Iyer, CEO of Uday Samudra Group, one of the principle coordinators of the occasion. Iyer will likewise partake in the submerged meeting.

After the gathering, points of interest will be posted on the Facebook page of the Kerala Tourism Department. “I am truly energized. I expectation such endeavors will help send a correct message,” said Hema Menon of UST Global, one of the members.

Other tech firms incorporate Neologix and SKHF, two IT firms situated in Thiruvananthapuram Technopark. Kerala Tourism, Kovalam Surfing Club and Swacch Bharat are co-accomplices.

Iyer said on World Ocean Day on June 8, a club will be propelled (Beach and Marine Environment Protection Club) restricting in numerous inns on the shoreline extending from Kanyakumari to Kasargode. “No less than 40 inns have joined the club. We will routinely clean shorelines and stream fronts to guarantee that litter won’t enter oceans,” he said including that in the wake of gaging its prosperity the club will cover the whole waterfront belt of the nation.

While the CEOs’ meet is extraordinary, it is not the first run through such an occasion will occur. In October 2009, the Maldives government made a consideration snatching supplication for environmental change activity by holding the world’s first submerged bureau meeting.

As indicated by a current report of the World Economic Forum no less than 12.7 metric ton of plastic wind up in the ocean every year and by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish.