The workshop brought together key stakeholders – government, private sector and academia to deliberate strategies to shape and support a sustainable E-Waste management system in Bhubaneswar including key participation from OSPCB, MoEFCC, Infosys and BMC.
The International Finance Corporation is supporting the city of Bhubaneswar in realising the Clean E-Bhubaneswar Project, a first of its kind collaboration between local government and the private sector to address the mounting challenges of E-Waste in cities. The project serves as a model for full scale E-Waste management in cities across India.
A workshop was held at the Centre for Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research, IIT Madras, to discuss ways to scale up the delivery of ‘PMAY: Housing for All’.
A series of regional workshops organized on the ‘Value Proposition for Green Affordable Housing’ in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on February 20, March 22, and April 11 respectively. To facilitate discussion on the interventions needed to create an enabling environment to scale up Green Affordable Housing in India.
Stakeholder discussion chaired jointly by the Joint Secretary of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and the Joint Secretary of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) - Housing For All (PMAY), with senior officers from IFC, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and representatives from the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) with the aim of identifying policy interventions for an enabling environment to scale up susta
Three SHLC workshops were organized in Mumbai and Bengaluru to discuss current policy framework to encourage sustainable housing in Maharashtra.
The members proposed prioritized policies for sustainable housing delivery. Senior officials of IFC, TERI, MLDL, THDC, Godrej Properties, IIHS, TATA Housing and GPL attended the internal meeting.
Convened in 2016, Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) is a voluntary private sector consortium led by the CEOs of leading developers and financial institutions to address the inadequacy of resources in a rapidly urbanizing India. Founding members include real estate titans Godrej Properties, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Tata Housing Development Company and VBHC Value Homes, as well as financial institutions like HDFC and PNB Housing Finance Corporation.
Eco-Cities India Program is supporting the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) in the implementation of rooftop solar PV plants in the residential areas of the state through consumer proliferation via process standardization and use of web-based IT solutions.
To increase the penetration of green buildings in emerging markets, it is necessary to address certain challenges. A recent innovation addressing such challenges is EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), which was launched to drive the adoption of green building practices in emerging markets.
To address the shortage of urban housing, approximately 11 million new homes are to be constructed over the next few years under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY). Construction at this scale will put significant strain on the supply of resources like water and electricity, as well as increasing the output of waste materials like greenhouse gasses. To support PMAY in the endeavour to create ‘Housing for All’, but also to mitigate the environmental impact of this massive national project, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) established the Green Affordable Housing program.