Monday, June 6, 2011

city selected to track climate change

 world-renowned philanthropic organisation, Rockefeller Foundation has selected Jamnagar among three cities in India to undergo a planning process to face the vagaries of climate change  Two other Indian cities selected as pilot cities under this project are Shimla and Bhubaneswar.  This study will be adopted later in 10 various cities across Asia in future. Issues such as water supply system, drainage networks, solid waste disposal and energy-efficient building technology, will be addressed by a climate change core team. The core and advisory team of the ICLEI, besides the officials of the corporation and other stakeholders, will also include engineers, architects, energy specialists, planners and ecologists. The ICLEI South Asia Programme is part of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The programme aims to cover cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Regarding energy efficient and disaster-resistant building technology, the ICLEI officer added that the climate resilient planning tools would propagate the use of energy generated from unconventional source. #end

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