Both green and blue spaces provide critical ecosystem services. With pressure multiplying fast on our environmental resources particularly in urban areas mostly for anthropogenic reasons, its high time that appropriate mitigation measures are put in place swiftly and effectively to avoid climate change linked catastrophes. In this session, Dr Pranab will take the audience through how Indian cities are deploying nature-based solutions towards create, develop, repair and restore green and blue spaces to build climate resilience. There is an urgency to create sustainable urbanscape to address growing societal and environmental challenges besides supporting urban biodiversity
Dr. Pranab J. Patar is an award-winning environment professional with over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. Currently, he is CEO of Delhi based Indo-US environmental charity – Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment & Human Wellness. Dr. Pranab is a part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp and is a member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, ONet Facilitation Team of IPBES, Responsible Tourism Society of India, International Council for Circular Economy, etc. As a capacity development specialist, he has trained over 10,000 teachers, students, NGO professionals and corporate executives on key environmental issues. He regularly speaks on sustainability & climate change issues and has been featured across global events/Institutions including: OECD – Paris | Trentino School of Management | Smart Cities India Expo | IPBES | World Water Summit | Global Sustainable Development Summit | IUCN | Goethe-Institut to name a few. He is a recipient of SABERA- Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Award 2021, Green Future Leadership Award 2021, Water Leadership Award 2021, Swachhta Satark Nagarik 2021 (Noida Authority), ICT for Mountain Development Award 2015, The Change Makers of Assam Award 2020.
Water resources conservation and management; Biodiversity & ecosystem service; Climate action; Community based conservation and alternative livelihood; Sustainable tourism issues; Food & nutrition security; Mountain sustainable development; Environment education
28 November 2022
Time: 15.00 – 16.30 Hours Central European Time (CET)
Zoom ID & Link: 852 7191 5629