Expert Webinar

An initiative by:

ESG

Participants include:

 

BBMP

KSPCB

Yugma Network

And more...

22nd March - 17th May, 2021

Webinar Series: Bengaluru’s Climate Action Plan

This webinar series aims to discuss and debate what it takes for Bangalore to become a climate friendly metropolis through 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. Topics will include effective and just waste management, provisioning adequate water and safe housing for all, ensuring universal public health and public mobility, providing infrastructure that is inclusive and energy that is earth friendly. The hope is to construct an assemblage of visions of a sustainable Namma city. 

Workshop

An initiative by:

Chennai Climate Action Group

Young People for Politics

Yugma Network

LetIndiaBreathe.in

Friday

29th January, 2021

Art & Activism Workshop

Masterclass for artists who wish to sharpen their art to sculpt democracy (and fight for climate justice of course)!

The Masterclass is led by artist activists Rachita Taneja a Bangalore based web-comic artist and creator of ​Sanitar​, a feminist web-comic that comments on politics, society and culture and T.M. Krishna, a renowned Carnatic musician and public intellectual.

Expert Webinar

An initiative by:

Chennai Climate Action Group

Young People for Politics

Yugma Network

LetIndiaBreathe.in

Tuesday

26th January, 2021

Live Q&A With Amitav Ghosh on Climate Fiction

Amitav Ghosh is an Indian writer widely known for his work in English and Climate Fiction. He is the author of The Great Derangement, a Padma Shri awardee and the winner of the 54th Jnanpith award.

Join us to discuss topics such as the impact and limitations of climate fiction, the Anthropocene, art patronage, vernacular climate fiction, the great derangement and more

Expert Webinar

An initiative by:

SAPACC

LetIndiaBreathe

Youth4Swaraj

NAPM

Yugma Network

Saturday

7th November, 2020

Farmers' Movements and Environmental Movements are One

The Central Government has been using the Covid-19 lockdown period as an opportunity to take steps which further deepen the Environmental and Agrarian crises in India to benefit their capitalist friends at any cost. Farmers' issues are also ecological issues. Therefore there is a growing sense of solidarity between environmental groups and farmer organizations. This discussion highlighted the deep inter-linkages between farming and ecological issues.

Speakers: Medha Patkar (National Alliance of People's Movements - NAPM), Devinder Sharma (Distinguished food and trade policy analyst, writer, and researcher.)

Narratives

An initiative by:

Chennai Climate Action Group

Yugma Network

Tuesday

1st September, 2020

Soapbox Evening

Unheard Voices on the Draft EIA2020

Let's listen to the unheard people in India on the draft EIA 2020 (Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020). People from indigenous, rural, farming, fishing and urban poor communities across India share their thoughts on the draft and on local development projects. It is time for those making the decisions to listen to the people of our country.

Expert Webinar

An initiative by:

Center for Financial Accountability

Environmental Support Group (ESG)

Friday

14th August, 2020

Towards an Ideal EIA Framework

Reimagining the Future - People’s agenda for a Post COVID Economy by CFA: Towards an Ideal EIA Framework

Discussing what an ideal EIA framework should look like and addressing how youth can get involved in the process of decision-making.

Speakers: Rajeev Gowda (Ex M.P., Chairman, AICC Research Department), Soumya Dutta (MAUSAM), Kanchi Kohli (Centre for Policy Research), Anjali Dalmia & Taanika Shankar (Yugma Network)

Discussion

An initiative by:

Vikalp Sangam, Kalpavriksh,

Environment Support Group,

NAPM, Greenpeace India,

Veditum, Fridays for Future India, Extinction Rebellion India, LetIndiaBreathe, Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti, Yugma Network

Tuesday

18th August, 2020

Janta Parliament Environment Session

Youth Speaker and Planner at Janta Parliament Environment Session (03:01:00)

The Budget Session of the Indian Parliament was curtailed due to Covid-19. However, the Parliament cannot stop representing the people and keeping a check on the executive. Therefore, concerned citizens decided to convene a Janta Parliament to discuss urgent Covid related policy measures.

Discussion

Wednesday

9th September, 2020

Consultative Interaction with Archana Soreng

Consultative Interaction with environmental youth groups of India by Archana Soreng, Member of UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

 

Our main points were:

  • Making information more accessible (Language barriers; Contextualising through art and local issues; and the need for eco-centric, regional and interactive education)

  • Documenting local knowledge (Understanding the importance of local groups; Rethinking our definition of who an "expert" is, and Being discussion rather than solution-oriented)

  • Youth Action (Acknowledging diversity among youth, and Bringing more youth into policy-making)

Discussion

An initiative by:

Fridays For Future India

Extinction Rebellion India

Yugma Network

Friday

21st August, 2020

Youth Involvement in
Policy-Making

Youth from Fridays for Future, Yugmā Network and Extinction Rebellion talk about how youth can be involved in policy and what are all the challenges they face.

We feel it is extremely important that young people enter policy making as these policies will be affecting our generation the most!

Expert Webinar

Friday

21st August, 2020

An initiative by:

Environmental Support Group (ESG)

Bengaluru Moving

Better Bus Bengaluru
Environment Support Group

The fourth webinar as part of the “Better Bus Bengaluru” campaign with #BengaluruMoving was held with the theme: “Making public transport affordable to all”.

The focus was to bring together a wide range of voices to discuss how public transport, and buses especially, can be made more affordable and accessible for all sections of society

Discussion

An initiative by:

Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS), Delhi

Sustainable Urban Mobility Network India (SUM Net)

Sunday

20th September, 2020

Reviving Public Transport with SUMnet

We spoke about how to get youth concerned and involved in working towards public transport by getting them to take surveys, collect data and holding accessible activities and conferences they can participate in.

More information at: sumnet.in/delhi-bus-campaign or https://www.facebook.com/institutefordemocracyandsustainability/