"With economic growth, development and climate change, how India decides to govern its environment in the age of rapid transitions is of paramount importance. How individuals, societies and the state confront the myriad trade-offs involved will determine the state of the environment we leave behind us." PAC Colloquium
Public Affairs Centre is organizing a colloquium on Citizen Voices in Environmental Governance on 23-24 August 2012, to explore how citizens can play a constructive role in promoting better environmental policy and governance in India. The venue is the Bangalore International Centre (TERI Complex) in Domlur, Bangalore.
Policymakers, researchers, development experts, activists and committed individuals will be speaking at the colloquium (speakers and the schedule can be seen here) to share their views and experiences on the themes of the colloquium – Laws, Regulations and Institurions on Environmental Governance in India – Climate Change: Policies, Debates and Local Initiatives – Influencing Environmental Policy in India.
Usha Rajagopalan from PNLIT will be one of the speakers. Her presentation titled "Nurturing Puttenahalli Lake – A Case Study" will highlight how public-people partnership can achieve the seemingly impossible task of restoring a lake, making it a replicable model.