Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series
The Final Tide
Impact of Climate Change on Urbanscape: Sustainability Issue
Climate change has long-since ceased to be a scientific curiosity, and is no longer just one of many environmental and regulatory concerns. As the United Nations Secretary General has said, it is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions that include designing sustainable city forms.
Coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Key concerns include sea level rise, land loss, changes in maritime storms and flooding, responses to sea level rise and implications for water resources. Rising sea levels inundate wetlands and other low-lying lands, erode beaches, intensify flooding, and increase the salinity of rivers, bays, and groundwater tables. The impacts of climate change in small islands like the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea manifests itself in myriad forms.
Today’s crop of city planners and designers strive to achieve sustainable urban development. In other words they try to achieve a balance between the development of the urban areas and protection of the environment with an eye to equity in employment, shelter, infrastructure, transportation and various basic amenities
Toxics Link invites you for a screening of the film on 11 February at India International Centre.
Screening: The Final Tide; duration 10 minutes, By Vikram Mishra
- Dr A.K. Gosain, Head Of Department, Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
- Dr K.T. Ravindran, Head of Department, Department of Urban Design, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
- Mr Vikrm Mishra, Environmental Filmmaker
Date: 20th Nov 2009, Friday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (In collaboration with India International Centre)