Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Follow Us

Breaking News

Angul initiates a pathbreaking dialogue on circularity at grassroots level

ANGUL:As a pioneering and unique initiative at the ground level, the Angul District Administration, Government of Odisha in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized a two-day stakeholder orientation workshop on 24 & 25 June 2021, on resource efficiency and circular economy,in alignment with Angul District’s Vision 2023 and national priorities for green economic growth.Such initiatives that were earlier limited to national level and more recently to state level dialogues, have in this path breaking initiative been brought to the implementation level.  This has potential of becoming a model for other districts.

Resource extraction and processing is responsible for more than 50 per cent of global climate change and more than 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss.  Prioritizing resource-intensive sectors for a shift towards sustainable consumption and production could achieve significant economic, social, and environmental gains, often in short time frames.Such interventions are essential to restore our ecosystems, and to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving this objective requires participation of stakeholders across sectors and at all levels.

 This ground-breaking initiative by the Angul district administration and the United Nations Environment Programme will bring a transformational shift for integrating circularity in sectoral actions at the implementation level and can become a role model for other districts. 

The consultation brought together various stakeholders from public line departments private sector, CSOs, research institutions, academia, and others.

 

 

In his opening remarks Mr. SiddharthShankar Swain, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Angul, expressed his vision for integrating principles of circular and green economy across different sectors at district level and said that this workshop has helped in visualising a clear pathway aheadfor realising this objective.

While setting the context of the workshop Mr. Atul Bagai, Country Head, UN Environment Progarmme, India office, said that “this historic workshop will result in developing a district level action plan for circular and green economic growth and will establish a role model for other districts.Mr. Bagai also highlighted that the workshop has kicked of a long-term stakeholder engagement forestablishing sustainable development pathway at local level.” 


 In his keynote address, Mr. Satya S Tripathi Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet & Chancellor, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, appreciated the effortand highlighted that “such pioneering example of demand side intervention is critical for ensuring green economic growth at grassroots level.”

 During his special remarks in the inaugural session, Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman of Development Alternatives, said that "Angul District Vision 2023,” is truly a unique and pioneering initiative of micro level planning by locally organised think tanks and expressed his enthusiasm for the quality and timeliness of this effort to manage the District's natural resource base for the benefit of all, not only at the local but also at the national and global level. 

Over the course of two days the participants were oriented on concepts and principles of circularity and its linkage across socio-economic sectors.Based on the two-day orientation workshop, various stakeholders at district level will come together again on 1 July 2021` to brainstorm on a list of action for prioritisation and implementation in next five years.Further to which the Angul District Administration with support from the United Nations Environment Programme will develop a roadmap for inclusive, circular, and green economic growth of Angul District.Best practices showcased through implementation of prioritized actions will make Angul a model district.

Related Environment News

India committed to work with G20 countries in mounting an effective response to secure the health of the planet and its people: Bhupender Yadav

 (FASTMAIL) - Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change,  Bhupender Yadav today said that India is committed to work with the G20 countries for a better world leaving no one behind, and stands together in solidarity with the global community in mounting a strong and effective res....

Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall at isolated places very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya

 GANGTOK:According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):"Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya; Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall at isolated places ....

100 beehives with bee colonies distributed to SHG members at Angul Hariharpur village

 ANGUL:Under Gramodyog Vikash Yojana, KVIC, State Office, Odisha in convergence with Odisha Forest Sector Development Project (OFSDP Phase II) distributed 100 beehives with bee colonies, iron stand and toolkits to 10 members of one SHG at village Hariharpur near Athmalik in Angul District. Each....

Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall very likely at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim

 NEW DELHI:According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall very likely at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan & Goa and C....

Despite having lowest per-capita CO2 emission amongst big economies, India has shown its commitment towards the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and SDGs : Piyush Goyal

 (FASTMAIL) -Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal today said that India’s per-capita CO2 emission is the lowest amongst big economies, and despite that, in India, we are still doing our part, and our ambitious rene....

Links
Contact
Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
fastmailcc@gmail.com
news@fastmail.news
Ph : (+91)6764295999
Contact Us
© 2021 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.