World Environment Day 2023



June 5, 2023, India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi

Science Campaign by the Climate Change Research Institute
On the eventful day of June 5, 2023, the India International Centre Annexe was buzzing with World Environment Day 2023 Science Campaign organized by the Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) on “Cities and Plastics Pollution: Challenges and Solutions”. Students from St Thomas Girls Sr. Secondary School gathered and performed Nukkad Natak to connect with the theme.

The event provided a unique opportunity for creating awareness and the stage was set by Dr. (Mrs) Malti Goel, President and Chief Executive CCRI. The CCRI has been taking many initiatives for capacity building on emerging topics of environment and climate change and the President thanked IIC for collaborating in this cause. The Keynote address was delivered by Ms Beate Langset, Counsellor, Climate & Environment, Norwegian Embassy, sharing her insights from Norway. This was followed by a Panel Discussion Chaired by Prof G. D. Sharma, Former Secretary UGC. Shri Gautan Sen moderated the session. Er. Saurabh Manuja, Waste Management Advisor, CCP-ME, GiZ; Dr S. Ahmad, Ex-VC Jamia Hamdard; Dr. R. Venkatesan, Technical Consultant, NCCR, Chennai (online); Dr. Shyamala Mani, Ex-Professor, NIUA; Shri Gautam Sen, Ex-VP Reliance and Ex-ED, ONGC; Ms Shweta Fredrick, ST. Thomas School inspired the audience by sharing their experiences in the area of managing & controlling plastics pollution in the cities and gave valuable suggestions. Dr. Neha G. Tripathi, member Secretary, CCRI thanked the eminent speakers and the distinguished participants. This highly anticipated event provided an extraordinary opportunity to gain insights into the complexities and challenges involved in controlling plastics pollution and the possible solutions.

A new Book Release on “Climate Resilient, Green and Low Carbon Built Environment” authored by Shri A.K. Jain, Former Commissioner (Planning), DDA was released. The book is published by Springer Nature in publication collaboration with the Climate Change Research Institute. Ms Priya Vyas, Editor, Springer Nature spoke on this occasion.

G-20 Compact bags ‘Introduction to Urban Farming’ distributed to all the participants.

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