ESG Imaginaries To Make Cities Work

‘ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work’ is a webinar series co-organised by ESG in collaboration with Habitat Forum – INHAF in which key administrators, experts and activists from diverse disciplines and sectors reflected on issues and concerns systemic to urban governance and living, and articulated ideas and imaginaries towards constructing better urban futures. The report of these four webinars, organised during July and August 2022, can be downloaded here. Webinar  Reports in English & Kannada(

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Environmental Justice: Visiting Different Social And Ecological Landscapes And Areas Of Environmental Contestations In Karnataka, India: Course Report

In December 2021, ESG organised an experiential learning certificate course “Environmental Justice: Visiting Different Social and Ecological Landscapes and Areas of Environmental Contestations in Karnataka, India” for 28 students from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.

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Webinar Report: Consolidating Visions For Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan

Week 9 of “Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Making it Participatory and Inclusive”An initiative of Environment Support Group, Bengaluru Background Earlier this year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) voluntarily committed that the metropolis of Bengaluru would take steps to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement: i.e., to take local action that would help the world contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.  On the occasion of the 2021 World

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Webinar Report: Securing Clean Air And Inclusive Mobility For Bengaluru

“Environmental justice, transportation justice, street justice are all deeply political matters, and to see it merely from a technical perspective will not give us the answers…It is also important to try and create a network where it doesn’t become a government-driven system alone. As consumers we have power. As consumers, we are not effectively networked to propel the transformation that is essential”

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Webinar Report: Making Bengaluru Energy Independent

“Is it possible to keep this city running with this pattern of consumption and demand for energy? How are BESCOM and KPTCL sustaining this supply? What are the challenges of the petrochemical sector in supporting fuel demands? Is there a way that we could shift to more sustainable sources, such as renewable energy, and can those transitions be just for all involved? Will such just transitions require Bangalore Metropolitan Planning Authorities to imagine futures that are based on sustainable energy systems, in contrast with the prevailing extractive and unsustainable systems? And can we ensure all homes (be they of rich, poor or middle classes), institutions, offices, government buildings will find ways to consume less power and shift to alternate forms of locally generated power?”

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Week 5 Webinar Report: Securing Biodiversity Rich, Healthy, Socially Inclusive And Economically Viable Commons In Bengaluru

“Commons bring people of the city together. It gives an opportunity to mix people from various communities…In a public park you will find people from a diverse set of communities; people from across caste and class economic status and so on and that is important for us to broaden our minds also. Otherwise we are just limited and living in our own silos”

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Week 4 Webinar Report: Food For Thought- Towards An Environmentally Sustainable And Socially Just Food System

Download Report Date: 13 April 2021 Week 4 of “Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Making it Participatory and Inclusive” Recording Background Earlier this year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) voluntarily committed that the metropolis of Bengaluru would take steps to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement: i.e., to take local action that would help the world contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.  On the occasion of World Water

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Webinar Report: Making Bengaluru Water Secure

Download Report 8 April 2021 Week 3 of “Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Making it Participatory and  Inclusive” Recording Overview In January, the then commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike  (BBMP), Mr. N Manjunatha Prasad, IAS wrote to Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles,  the Chair of ‘C-40 Cities’, voluntarily committing the metropolis of Bengaluru to take  steps to achieve the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement: i.e., to take local action  that would help

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Week 2 Webinar Report: Public Health, Sanitation And Waste Management: Is A Decentralized Approach The Way Out?

Public health, sanitation and waste management sectors are intricately linked in not only ensuring all are healthy, but that the toxic impacts of our living are not a burden for future generations. It has been argued time and again that centralised response strategies are resource heavy and cause societal dysfunctionality, and the way forward is to ensure ward-level governance becomes real in every way, especially in securing public health and sanitation for all.

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Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan: Inaugural Session Report

The series is a process of engaging with multiple thematic issues, concerns and imaginaries of leading officials of various agencies whose functioning impacts the city, with subject matter experts, youth, representatives of various sectors and residents from diverse sections of the city. And it is also a process of collectivising diverse views and solutions with necessary nuance.

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Webinar Series: ‘Better Bus Bengaluru’

The final webinar as part of the “Better Bus Bengaluru” campaign with #BengaluruMoving is on Friday, 28th August 2020 (4-6 pm on Zoom and Facebook) when we will address the theme: “Streamlining and calming traffic, and making cities inclusive for all”.

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Videos, Pictures, Reports, Podcasts And More! “Interrogating ‘Cauvery Calling’: Issues Of Ecologies, Cultures & Livelihoods”

Check out reports, pictures, podcasts, videos & newspaper articles of seminar organised by Asian College of Journalism, Chennai and Coalition for Environmental Justice, and others.

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“Beyond Corporate Driven Industrial Agriculture To Climate Resilient Agroecology: For A Hunger Free, Suicide Free, Poison Free Republic” – Delhi Workshop Report

A clear and strong case was made to promote agroecology to save farmers and advance food security across India by speakers and participants at the workshop organised by Navdanya, Environment Support Group, Center for Financial Accountability, Delhi Solidarity Group, People’s Resource Center and Focus on the Global South, in collaboration with Coalition for Environmental Justice in India, on 6th September 2019 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.  Welcoming the audience, Anil Tharayath of Delhi Forum

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‘Agro-ecological Farming Is The Way To India’s Future’ – Report Of The Workshop Held In Bangalore On 6th August 2019

The workshop was hosted by Environment Support Group at SCM House, Bengaluru, on the 6th of August, 2019. The introduction to the workshop was given by Leo Saldanha of Environment Support Group, in which he highlighted the implications of agriculture in India being taken over by agribusiness corporations. “This is one of the most dangerous things to have happened to the farmers in India as it takes away their capacity to decide for themselves”, he

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Report On ‘A Thirsting, Monstrous City’, A Seminar Of Environmentalists Against Excessive Growth And Water Use In Bengaluru

A report by Abhijna Bellur, Sana Huque and Sahana Subramanian. A convention on “A Thirsting, Monstrous City” was organized on 14th July 2019 by Gram Seva Sangh, Sharavathi Nadi Ulisi Okkuta, Environment Support Group,  Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and Paschima Ghatta Jaagruti Vedike. The convention raised several important questions about the unsustainable growth of Bengaluru, its development at the cost of other regions in the state and also discussed ways to ensure water security in

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Report On- LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY

A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools Written by Shashikala Iyer & Meena Artwani 26 June 2015 Report On LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools held at ESG on 26th June 2015 A day’s workshop for school teachers and administrators was organised where techniques for minimizing resource consumption,

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All The Presentations And Report Of The Workshop “Roles And Responsibilities Of The Ward Committees For A Cleaner, Greener And Safer Bengaluru” Organised By ESG Dated 22.5.2014 At RICM, Bangalore

22 May 2014 Downloads: Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_English_Shashikala Iyer Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_Kannada_Shashikala Iyer Roles & Responsibilities of Ward Committees_ppt_English_Bhargavi S Rao Bangalore Concerns_ppt_Vijay Narnapatti Urban greenery_ppt_Akshatha Venkatesha Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Eng_Davis Thomas Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Kannada_Davis Thomas Ward Committee Workshop- Complete Report with Pictures “Ward Committee Roles and Responsibilities for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water secure and Healthy Bengaluru” Organised by Environment Support Group To commemorate International Day for Biodiversity Workshop Report May 22nd

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Report Of The One Day Workshop On “PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES” On 14th May 2014

Written by Bhargavi Nagendra, Nithya S.N & Ranjani Madhavan 14 May 2014 Downloads: Report of the Workshop-PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES ONE DAY WORKSHOP PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVATING DISTRICT LEVEL PROTECTION COMMITTEES   INTRODUCTION A one day workshop was organized by Action Aid and Environment Support Group (ESG) on the 14th of May 2014 at CSM house. There were around 50-60 participants from different parts of Karnataka like Belgaum, Bangalore, Hospet, Dharwad

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Farming, Food And Environmental Stewardship: Children’s Workshop Report

Written by Bhargavi S. Rao 2 May 2011 Downloads: childrens-workshop-reportmay-2011.pdf Environment Support Group conducted  a three day summer workshop for children to help understand the basics of farming, the importance of food, conservation of natural resources and environmental stewardship, in fostering healthy communities. The workshop gave opportunities for children to learn where their food comes from; learn about traditional and appropriate farming practices, about healthy soils, beneficial insects, intelligent use of water and working with

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“Guardians Of Biodiversity” Workshop Report

Organised by the Environment Support Group with support from Punjab National Bank to commemorate the International Day for Biodiversity Written by Sruthi Subbanna, with inputs from Jake Carlson and Bhargavi S. Rao 22 May 2010 Downloads: Guardians of Biodiversity Workshop Report Rampant ecological degradation and species extinction have made “biodiversity” a common rallying cause for people around the world. The terminology biodiversity suggests encompasses all life forms and genetic variations in an ecosystem. At base

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