The Delhi government will engage in a two-day brainstorming process with the best in the business on climate change mitigation and get a closer look at what other states are doing towards sustainable development.
The first New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change will begin on February 21, and bring together policy makers,
industrialists, scientists and environmental activists who in their own ways are working on minimising the effects of climate change at various parts of the country.
The government’s Environment department has tied up with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability — an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development — to learn from the best in the world in the field of sustainable development.
“During these two days, we will listen to all those who are doing some pioneer work in climate change and also see how many other cities tackle similar problems,” said an official.
Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will deliver the keynote address as the chief guest on the first day.
The meet will also have an exhibition on how Delhi has been tackling various challenges posed by environmental degradation. Municipal commissioners from Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad will also share their experiences in managing solid waste and turning waste into a resource. Transport and energy efficiency and renewable energy are the other key subjects of the meet.