New Delhi: Emphasising the need to build a movement to connect people and getting them on to a single platform in the run-up to World Environment Day 2018 celebrations, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, C.K Mishra, has said that the World Environment Day is an attempt is to reach out to a large number of people and is not merely a token celebration.
Addressing an interactive stakeholders session, jointly hosted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) here today, Mishra said that the knowledge sessions being held as a part of World Environment Day celebrations, are an attempt to know what suggestions do the people – including experts, industry, NGOs and civil society have in mind.
The interactive conversation with stakeholders included senior officers and officials of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, representatives from FICCI and United Nations Environment.
The Knowledge Sessions will comprise, among other things, 11 Thematic Areas including – air pollution in Indian cities – present status and future action; local green enterprises and their role in greening the economy; Himalayan ecosystem; sustainable urbanisation – resilient cities; CII & EU on plastic pollution; marine litter and integrated coastal zone management; the new plastic economy: eco-solutions for balancing economic and environmental sustainability; sustainable lifestyles towards enhancing resource efficiency and circular economy; launch of TERI’s consortium on waste proofing the future; corporate sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Extended Producer Responsibility; sustainable urban landscapes and smart cities; galvanising finance for India’s development; Waste to Resource (W2R) and natural capital accounting/global nitrogen assessment. These sessions will be held from June 1-4, 2018.