On the 16th of February, 2016, the Government of Assam released the Assam 2030 in light of SDGs – Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Assam. The document defines the ambition of the state to ensure the health, happiness, prosperity and wellbeing of each and every citizen of Assam, as also on the conservation and preservation of the State's unique bio-diversity, which is critical for the sustainable development and economic growth of Assam.
This report summarises the main conclusions of an inventory and analysis on low-CO2, eco-ef!cient cement-based materials, carried out by a multi-stakeholder working group initiated by the United Nations Environment Program Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI).
Cities are growing at a faster rate and so is the need for infrastructure and housing. As a result new construction, retrofitting and demolition of old buildings to construct new ones are commonly observed in cities. All of these activities generate Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste in significant quantities which in spite of its great potential to be reused in building materials is poorly managed in India. Ahmedabad is one of the first cities to successfully implement model for management and utilisation of C&D waste in to making new building products. Though the model is sustainable, it cannot cater to all of the C&D waste generated in the city due to various logistic challenges.
Construction industry is growing rapidly in India and so is the generation of Construction and Demolition waste. Bangalore being one of India’s fastest growing cities generates huge quantities of C&D waste. The market analysis assesses that around 700 TPD of C&D waste is generated in Bangalore. The waste is presently been ordered to be filled into 10 authorized landfills around the city, which are designated by the Urban Local Bodies
This brochure talks about Construction and Demolition Waste Management Solutions for Cities and Towns.
The construction sector is an important driver of the Indian economy but it is also extremely resource intensive. The sector generates substantial amount of waste from the process of construction and demolition of buildings and infrastructure. The report attempts to present a snapshot of the status of C&D waste generation and management in 10 surveyed cities across India, establish scenario based projections of C&D waste in India, and present technical and economic feasibility of products made with C&D waste.
Natural resources are critical for every society, but due to rapid economic and population growth, concerns about resource depletion have become acute in the last few decades. Resource supply constraints and price shocks can not only produce potentially severe economic and social consequences, but can also engender political conflict when vital resources are unequally distributed
Clay fired bricks form the backbone of the construction industry which is valued at approximately USS 13.6 billion. The brick sector in India, although unorganised, is tremendous in size and spread. India is the second largest brick producer in the world.
The Paper deals with a study conducted at Domagor-Pahuj watershed located in Babina block of Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) where National Research Centre for Agroforestry (NRCAF), Jhansi is developing a model watershed in consortium mode with International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad and Development Alternatives (NGO), Jhansi based on Common Guidelines for Watershed Development Projects.
The Track-II discussions in New Delhi in May, 2016 identified core areas of collaborative research, good practice documentation and knowledge and information sharing systems that would contribute to building resilience to climate impact amongst the vulnerable communities, capacities in institutional systems to respond to increasing incidents of natural disasters; and develop greater understanding towards downstream communities and solutions for cooperation between downstream and upstream communities. Development Alternatives (DA), in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), organized an India-Pakistan Track II dialogue on building climate resilience on the 12th and 13th of May, 2016 in New Delhi. Civil society, government and academic representatives from both India and Pakistan participated in this dialogue.
This report provides the proceedings of the trialgoue 2047 on 'Farmer collectives driving eco-system resilience and livelihood security'
This report provides the proceedings of the trialgoue 2047 on Builder, Thinker, Visionary: Celebrating the Philosophy and Practice of Laurie Baker'.
More than a year after signing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries are now moving from commitment to implementation. Even though both are different in legal terms, they are strongly connected in terms of targets and outcomes. The SDG framework provides for an integrated view of development while building in the potential impacts of climate change that threaten development gains while directing future development on low carbon and resource efficient pathways. The (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) as critical component of the Paris Agreement call for a planned reduction in carbon emissions as well as creating capacities for adaptation to change. Understanding the alignment between the two agendas would help planning at the sub-national and district level better. It will facilitate horizontal and vertical synergies between ministries and departments and an integrated approach to planning, budgets and monitoring processes. The document presents the alignment between India’s NDCs and the SDG framework and gaps therein, with special reference to Goal 13 on Climate Change
This poster provides a comparative account of carbon emissions during utilisation of LC3 and Cement during the construction process.
LC3 cements are a family of composite cements containing portland clinker, calcined clay and limestone. The LC3 technology promises a sustainable growth of economies around the world by reducing CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to plain portland cement at lower production costs. As LC3 cements use raw materials and technologies that are already commonly used in cements and can be used in the same way as normal cements, they provide a practically viable solution to improve sustainability.
People’s Agenda for Development for Uttar Pradesh was drafted in a consultation with various civil society organisations at Lucknow on 12th January, 2017 articulating the demands of its citizens from their leaders. The People’s Agenda highlights the policy actions geared towards creating greater environmental and social sustainability within our current economic paradigm. The Agenda focuses on developing sustainable production systems; supporting farmer collectives, local governance institutions, self-help groups; managing waste and other crucial aspects of development.