Experts to dwell upon sustainable cities, climate change

Experts to dwell upon sustainable cities, climate change

While the threat of climate change aggravates risks to the already under-pressure water resources, this also provides an excellent opportunity to improve the mechanisms of resource management strategies. The key sectors that warrant immediate adaption strategies to address the pressing challenges effectively and manage the cities sustainably are municipal solid waste management, deteriorating air quality, and clean water. A whole range of experts from these areas will be discussing all these issues on Wednesday, September 23, at TERI.

Urban cities like Bangalore which produces huge amount of pollutants, CO2 are major contributors to climate change, the effects of which if not combatted will be a threat to our existence. Karnataka has been witnessing fast economic growth coupled with rapid urbanisation in the last two decades. With a total of 218 urban local bodies (ULBs), comprising eight city corporations, 43 city municipal councils, 94 town municipal councils (TMCs), 68 town panchayats as well as five notified area councils, Karnataka is India’s third most urbanised state with the urban population accounting for 37 per cent 1 of the State’s 61.1 million population as per provisional Census, 2011.

 Bengaluru is the most populous district with a population of 95.9 lakh. The pace of transition and degradation of natural resources is posing a huge challenge for municipal governance. Currently, urban local bodies have been facing severe challenges of meeting the needs of an ever-growing population and ensuring the sustainable supply of basic amenities - clean water, management of municipal solid waste, provision for housing, regular supply of energy and road and urban transportation. Get an understanding of all these issues at TERI, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd stage. 
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