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Monday, 9 December 2013, 9:00 - 17:30


International Conference
Urban Development with Climate Co-Benefits:
Aligning Climate, Environmental and Other Development Goals in Cities


Venue: Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Organized by: TERI
UNU-IAS
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal



Event Description

This conference will discuss how we can identify and generate large urban co-benefits or positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities. These co-benefits can help us understand how we make social and technological transitions that can promote more sustainable urban initiatives that cut across sectors and regions and lead to radical impacts on the way our societies use environmental resources and distribute their benefits. The discussions will be based on empirical research conducted to understand the policies behind co-benefits in cities in India but will also cover international experiences.

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Programme

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:00 Introductory
Welcome Address Leena Srivastava, TERI University
Introduction to UNU and SUF programme Govindan Parayil, Director, UNU-IAS
Welcome note from SPA Bhopal Ajay Khare, Director SPA Bhopal
Keynote Speech Sudhir Krishna, Secretary MoUD
10:00 - 11:15 SESSION 1 – Linking Global and Local Environmental Issues (75 minutes)
Moderator: O.P. Mathur, Professor, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
Climate Co-Benefits in Cities: Win-win between climate change mitigation and development Jose Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS
Integrated Approaches – National Mission on Sustainable Habitat Ashok Singhvi, JS MoUD
Climate Policy and Co-benefits Manish Shrivastva, TERI
Knowledge Gaps and Research Initiatives Mahendra Sethi, UNU-IAS & NIUA
Discussion
11:15 - 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 - 13:00 SESSION 2 – Co-Benefits in Energy and Waste Sectors (75 minutes)
Moderator: Shri Rakesh Ranjan, Adviser, Planning Commission
Energy-economy-environment linkages Ritu Mathur, TERI
The experience of waste to energy in India P.D. Grover, Advisor IL & FS, Ex-IIT Delhi
Waste management and co-benefits in Surat Amit Chatterjee, SPA Bhopal
Co-benefits in Energy and Buildings Hina Zia, TERI
Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 SESSION 3 – Transportation & Clean Air (75 minutes)
Moderator: Prateek Sharma, TERI University
Co-benefits and health in the transportation sector Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi
Co-benefits in Transportation Sector Christopher N.H. Doll, UNU-IAS
Transport Emissions Evaluation Models for Projects (TEEMP) Sudhir Gota, Clean Air Asia (CAA)
Relevance of Transportation Tools Sumit Sharma, Fellow, TERI
Discussion
15:15 - 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 - 17:00 SESSION 4 – Promoting Co-benefits in the Urban Context (75 minutes) - Panel Discussion
Moderator: Binayak Choudhury, Professor, SPA Bhopal
Promoting Efficiency in Urban Areas Ajay Mathur, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Urban Management & Governance Usha P. Raghupathi, NIUA
Learning from the Cities Representative from ICLEI - South Asia
Role of Professional Institutions DS Meshram, President, Institute of Town Planners
Discussion
17:00 - 17:30 The Way Forward and Closing Remarks (30 minutes)
Way Forward Govindan Parayil
Valedictory Prodipto Ghosh, TERI (TBC)

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