Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala organized one day workshop on “Awareness and capacity building about climate change on Biodiversity in Punjab” on 15-04-2019 funded by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Sector-26, Chandigarh. Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. (Dr.) G. S. Batra inaugurated the workshop and said that Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. An Eminent Speaker of the Day, Dr. Prabhjyot Kaur, Head, Deptt. of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana spoke on Impact of Climate Change on Cropping Pattern in Punjab. She said that cropping pattern is changing very fast in Punjab due to the impact of climate change. The yield of various cash crops is also declining at a very fast pace and there is a need to chalk out various methods of climate mitigation in future to save our cropping pattern. Dr. Himender Bharti, Head of the Department said that warming climatic system is expected to impact the availability of basic necessities like freshwater, food security, and energy, while efforts to redress climate change, both through adaptation and mitigation. Prof. (Dr.) Devinder Singh said that the world’s average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most. Climate change, however, is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Dr. Onkar Singh Brraich, Organising Secretary of the workshop said that due to pollution, temperature is rising on this earth which can hamper the reproductive system of various organisms on this earth. The temperature is a limiting factor the sex formation of some reptiles. The high temperature can convert the organisms into all male and low temperature into all females. This can create havoc on this earth. Prof. (Dr.) Harbhajan Kaur proposed vote of thanks. About 140 participants took part in this workshop including Faculty members, Research Scholars and Students.