welcome to Center For Climate Change

Center For Climate Change

05
Jul
2017

05-07-2017 9:00 am - 07-07-2017 5:40 pm
Rs.17,250.00

Introduction

Fresh water is vital to human life and economic well-being, and societies extract vast quantities of water from lakes and underground aquifers to supply the requirements of cities, and industries. There is growing recognition of a functionally intact and biologically complex freshwater ecosystems provide many economically valuable commodities and services to society. These services include flood control, transportation, recreation, purification of human and industrial wastes, habitat for plants and animals, and production of fish and other foods and marketable goods. Ecological services are costly and often impossible to replace when aquatic ecosystems are degraded. Yet today, aquatic ecosystems are being severely altered or destroyed at a greater rate than at any other time in human history, and far faster than they are being restored. Debates involving sustainable allocation of water resources should recognize that maintenance of freshwater ecosystem integrity is a legitimate goal that must be considered among the competing demands for fresh water. Restoration and Management of Urban Lakes have become major issues in present days. Lake and reservoir management and restoration technologies have evolved for storing fresh water at some extent. They are providing comprehensive coverage of the chemical, physical, and biological processes of eutrophication and its control. The Paris climate summit in December 2015 has decided to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” as sixth point in its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). So, we should consider lakes management and restoration as one of the priority factor in these days.

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26
Jul
2017

26-07-2017 9:00 am - 28-07-2017 5:00 pm
Rs.17,250.00

Introduction:

“How many planets needed if India were to follow Britain’s pattern of industrialization”. - Mahatma Gandhi

Industrial-scale carbon burning is one of the major causes of climate change. In view of the Paris Agreement, the fundamental question for governments, business communities, and industries at large is how to ensure economic growth patterns that do not contribute to the global temperature rise beyond 2 degrees Celsius. Industrial Parks/Estates and Special Economic Zones have played an important role in the economic growth of many developed, advanced and developing nations, including India. These zones provide tailored infrastructure and business services, and they have become a successful model for large-scale job creation, transfer of skills & technology, export diversification, and industrial development led by foreign direct investment. In the era of industrial zone development, sustainability and eco-industrial growth play paramount roles in reducing the impact on climate change while generating profits for firms. It has become vital to explore and understand the contexts in which they can tackle climate change and ecological challenges while retaining their role as production hubs and growth centers. The successful implementation of a sustainable industrial area requires a holistic and detailed planning process that considers equally climate change, social and economic concerns.

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02
Aug
2017

02-08-2017 9:00 am - 04-08-2017 5:00 pm
Rs.17,250.00

Introduction:

Flooding in general and urban flooding is not an un- known phenomenon in world and in India. The un-even distribution of rainfall coupled with Mindless urbanization, encroaching upon and filling up natural drainage channels and urban lakes to use the high-value urban land for buildings are the cause of urban flooding. Thousands of illegal colonies have emerged in cities and planning has been thrown to the winds resulting in constriction of natural drainage inviting urban floods. Urban flooding has become a global problem due to urbanization, climate change and aging & insufficient infrastructure. While sustainable drainage systems have been developed for several decades, urban flooding problems have become more severe due to rapid urbanization and population growth. The fast development of cities pose scientific, technical and policy challenges in sustainable urban water management that can mitigate the impact of Urban Flooding. Present trends in urbanization may lead to a point of no return, causing irrevocable damage. Major cities facing urban flash floods - be it Paris, London, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The situation demands for a review of present urban development trends and calls for study to understand the gaps, risk towards emerging disasters. At this juncture, it is very much important to explore innovative, viable & sustainable approaches to address multifaceted challenges. This requires the development of a new line of thinking, which integrates the advancement in science & technology and management perspective. The proposed training offers an opportunity to understand, learn and enhance capacities on the critical issues concerned with urban flooding, preparing “Flood Resilient” city planning & development and integrating accurate forecasting techniques. Exposes the participants on retrofitting mechanisms. Special inputs will be provided on application of “Porous Concrete” technology. The training also sensitizes on approach strategies on citizens’ participation.

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29
Aug
2017

29-08-2017 9:00 am - 31-08-2017 5:00 pm
Rs.17,250.00

Introduction:

As home to more than half the world’s population, cities are some of the places most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Yet in many ways, they’re still not equipped to deal with the challenges climate change presents. Safe guarding citizens from climatic change is no longer only about flood barriers and emergency infrastructure, it’s an opportunity to provide livable and green cities. Adaptation and resilience planning will not achieve their intended impacts if they are considered unimportant issues. Rather, these measures must become a part of the regular narrative in cities, incorporating locally adapted projects into every aspect of urban development, from land use planning to transport and housing decisions. Careful climateminded planning can make a city more resilient. Resilience is necessary not only for adapting to climate change, but for maintaining cities’ social, infrastructure, and economic integrity. It is highly germane to start climate proofing infrastructure and services. Given the climate sensitive nature of the existing infrastructure systems in the cities, for example water management, transport, and energy. These require a significant amount of lead time to implement because of the longer period of design life and hence call for immediate action. The Paris climate summit in December 2015 has decided to limit global warming by 2 Degrees Centigrade. India accepted the challenge and further agreed to lower carbon emissions by 35%. Also, offered an innovative concept of “Smart Cities” and several cities are identified to transform their cities to promote quality of life. This is a unique and golden opportunity for city managers and corporations to gear up and strengthen India’s commitment at the Paris Agreement. The perception of smart cities needs to go beyond free Wi-Fi zones and Internet of Things. Sustainability, ecofriendly and Climate Change abatement needs to be integrated in to all aspects of planning and decision making.

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