Sustainable and Substantial Goals

Manoj Varghese & Manish Gore


THE 6th India International Science Festival-IISF 2020 had a vertical focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 covering eight aspects – Biodiversity, Clean air, Energy, Habitat (Rural and Urban), Health Research Conclave, Waste & Sanitation, Water and Wellness Conclave. The objective was to sensitise participants about the SDGs.


Biodiversity Conclave

The focal theme of the conclave was “Biodiversity for Bio-economy-based Self-reliant India”. Inaugurating the conclave, Chief Guest Justice Shri Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson, National Green Tribunal, highlighted the potential of India’s rich and unique biodiversity and the associated traditional knowledge for self-reliant and global welfare. In order to achieve the goals of biodiversity-based bio-economy, he appealed for a paradigm shift from the conventional exploitative regime to a sustainable pro-nature approach for conservation and sustainable utilization of more