"From Margins to Mainstream? State Climate Change Planning as a ‘Door Opener’ to a Sustainable Future."
Date: 17 February 2014
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Venue: Lecture room II, India International Centre Annexe.
The CPR report on State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC) as well as the individual state reports can be accessed here: http://www.cprindia.org/projects/state-action-plans-climate-change-india
Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh; long time environmental activist and scholar who has recently co-authored the book "Churning the Earth."
Dr. Ligia Noronha, Executive Director, TERI. She leads and manages the research programme on resource security and efficiency; regulation and governance of energy, minerals, and the environment;
Dr. Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Former Special Secretary, Department of Housing and Environment, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
The topic will be chaired by Dr. Navroz K. Dubash, Senior Fellow, CPR.
The discussion, “From Margins to Mainstream? State Climate Change Planning as a ‘Door Opener’ to a Sustainable Future," builds on a study CPR has just completed of state climate change planning processes in five states (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim).
Over 22 states have undertaken State Action Plans on Climate Change. The discussion aims to explore whether such planning processes represent a productive and different way to ensure that environmental and resource sustainability concerns are taken seriously in development planning, and whether such policies address long term climate resilience.