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Evolving a Participatory Climate Action Plan for Bengaluru

In January 2021, Mr. N Manjunatha Prasad, IAS, then Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), announced the decision to “support the implementation of the Paris Agreement” and to “commit the City of Bengaluru to develop and begin implementing a climate action plan (or series of plans) that will deliver action consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.” In order to assist the metropolis in developing strategies aimed at meeting the Paris Agreement targets, Environment Support Group (ESG) initiated a webinar series to deliberate upon the steps needed to make the city more climate friendly. 

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Workshop on Urban Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

While Bangalore is being refashioned into a “world class” metropolis, urban commons are often destroyed. exacerbating the looming impacts of climate change.

Join us in exploring the interplay between climate change and urban-infra projects through a screening of ‘Our Metropolis’, a film by Gautam Sonti & Usha Rao, followed by discussions on Namma Metro.

The workshop will help understand how decisions are made? Who makes the decisions? Who benefits and who loses? The making of the film and what it entails? The work shop will include appreciating the legal provisions that govern the mega infrastructure in cities,  the judicial interventions and local efforts through case studies to ensure a city builds infrastructure that is climate resilient and truly inclusive.

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Consultation with Senior citizens to create a socially inclusive and decentralised climate action plan for Bengaluru!

Environment Support Group, in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation, is conducting a series of discussions with various groups that are disproportionately affected by climate change. The aim is to create a socially inclusive and decentralised climate action plan for Bengaluru!

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Past Events

Conversations: Exploring New Imaginaries of Environmental Justice

On 28th April 2023, ESG and Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, will be organising Conversations on “Exploring New Imaginaries of Environmental Justice”. This would be inaugurated by Mr. Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav, Judge, Karnataka High Court and involve participation of leading academics, jurists, social and environmental activists, media persons, etc.

Prior registration and confirmation is essential to participate in these Conversations. This event will be livestreamed on ESG’s Youtube Channel.

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Seed Activism: Patent Politics and Litigation in the Global South

The bedrock of sustainable human futures is in conserving biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge, and ensuring local community’s right to seed sovereignty and seed purity is protected. A variety of corporate and state efforts, however, are systematically accessing these bioresources without priorly informing and seeking permission from communities who have conserved these resources for millenia, and then turning them into corporatised, industrialised, commodified, chemicalised, transgenic and proprietary products.

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