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Invitation: Delhi Youth Summit on Climate (DYSoC 2008)

Delhi Greens in collaboration with LEAD India, Fountain of Development Research & Action (FODRA), Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), The Climate Project – India (TCP-I), South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN)/ United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Center for Environment Education, and in partnership with the YP Foundation invites all concerned citizens of Delhi to the Delhi Youth Summit on Climate (DYSoC) 2008.

Event Details:

India Dates: May 28th and 29th, 2008
Time: 9.30 am onwards
Venue: Teen Murti Bhawan

The two-day summit aims to bring together the youth of Delhi (Class 12th – 30 Years) to discuss, debate, share concerns and find innovative, out-of-the-box solutions to the pressing problems being faced by Delhi, which will only worsen in the wake of climate change. Individuals falling outside this age bracket are most welcome to attend as observers. Participants are to pre-register for the event while observers can spot-register themselves. The idea is to draft out a Delhi Youth Charter on Climate – youth’s vision for the city they will soon inherit. The Charter will be presented to the key decision makers in the city.

The first day (May 28th) will see the inauguration of the Summit by Professor Mridula Mukherjee, Director, NMML, Mr. Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Magazine and Dr Leena Srivastava, Executive-Director, TERI – followed by splitting the day into four sessions, on

  • Water,
  • Waste,
  • Urban Planning, and
  • Energy & Transport

A play titled “Climate Change and Health by Jamghat (Sponsored by the World Health Organisation, WHO) will be played at 1400 hours.

The second day (May 29th) will be a capacity building session, the discussion on the draft charter and the submission of the Charter to Mr. J.K. Dadoo, Secretary, Environment, Forest & Wildlife, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

All concerned citizens, activists, academicians, students, teachers and other professionals are requested to attend the Summit.

To find details about the event, write an info-request mail to contact@delhigreens.org

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Dr. Govind Singh is Co-Founder of Delhi Greens organisation and the Editor-in-Chief of the Delhi Greens Blog.

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  • Manoj Kumar

    This type of event should be organised in universtiy campus so that message can be conveyed to maximum number of youth.

  • Govind

    Dear Manoj Kumar,
    Thank you for your valuable suggestion.
    This being the first Summit by the Delhi Greens, we chose Pundit Nehru’s residence as the Venue, both for his fondness for children and belief in the youth and for the fact that it is just about a km away from the President’s House and the Parliament of India.
    At the same time, all University campus are relatively empty during this part of the year.

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