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In the IX Phase Science Express exhibition train on the Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017, reached Madgaon in Goa. The current theme is ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) ’ focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology

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About Science Express

  • Flagship programme of the Dept. of Science & Technology (DST)
  • Innovative mobile science exhibition on a 16 coach AC train, traveling across India since October 2007
  • Exhibiting at 495 locations
  • Entry is free and open to all
  • Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC), Ahmedabad manages SECAS across India.
  • Longest running and the most visited mobile science exhibition with twelve records in the Limca Book
  • Phase I to IV exhibit research in Science and Technology
  • Phase V to VII based on biodiversity
  • Phase VIII was this years ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) ’
  • Current ninth phase flagged off on 17 Feb 2017 is focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology.
  • The exhibition conveys message about Climate Change and is a good opportunity to generate dialogue and discussion.
  • Solar panels installed on the rooftop of Science Express coaches 11 - 13 for harnessing solar energy.
  • Informative take-away material is made available for wider distribution amongst schools and visitors.
  • The previous 3 phases of Science Express with joint initiative from DST and MoEFCC ran as Biodiversity Special highlighting biodiversity of India.

About Climate Change

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Image of Climate Change

Image of Climate Change

  • Important environmental issue, with many short term and long-term impacts:
  • Shifting weather patterns that threaten food production
  • Rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding
  • Impacts severely affect the poor and marginalized people
  • State-of-the-art exhibition on board the SECAS to create awareness on climate change

Paris Agreement

  • The Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 Nov 2016 aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change
  • The first session of the Conference of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) took place in Marrakech in November 2016.

Exhibitions (Important Items You Should Know)

  • Coach 1: Understanding Climate Change: Insights in the climate as a system, the greenhouse gas effect, current climate change is anthropogenic.
  • Coach 2: Impact of Climate Change - temperature rise, monsoon variations, sea level rise and their impact on vital sectors like water, agriculture, forests and biodiversity, and human health.
  • Coach 3 & 4: Adaptation - Concept of adaptation and options in urban and rural contexts
  • Coach 5 & 6: Mitigation - Emphasis on restoring balance, enhancing sinks and reducing emission through Renewable Energy (RE) technologies using low carbon strategies with emphasis on programmes implemented by India.
  • Coach 7: International Negotiations for Climate Change - Introduction to UNFCCC, IPCC and their targets. Explaining equity, common but differential responsibility, Kyoto protocol & COP, Paris Agreement.
  • Coach 8: Positive Actions: Impact citizens can make in school, on roads, at home and in offices with proper lifestyle choices- ‘Increase your Handprint. Decrease your Footprint’.
  • Coach 9 & 10: Exhibition covering themes like Biotechnology for bioresources and nature conservation and Chemical Ecology
  • Coach 11: Exhibition put by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) highlighting ingenuity of common people
  • Coach 12: Kids Zone for children Std. 5 and below.
  • Coach 13: The Joy of Science (JOS) Hands-on Lab for students of Std. 6 - 10

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017

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