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  • Hari Haran Chandra
    Hari Haran Chandra

    Hari Haran Chandra is an environmental economist, a journalist and a 1990s pioneer of green buildings in the world. He has founded and built businesses that mainstreamed technologies and solutions for ‘zero energy development’ pioneering green directions way ahead of its time. He has mentored a new generation of green entrepreneurs on money, markets and on solutioning sustainability that makes good business sense. His work on solutions for water and energy management in the urban and rural context and his incisive reports on the economics and ecology of urbanising have influenced change in many segments. He drives today a Consortium-led approach, at AltTech Consortium, to mentor retrofit solutions for buildings to help secure freedom from the grid. He is a Senior Fellow and member of the Indian Green Building Council and founder trustee of a couple of other organisations in the space.

  • Mohan Reddy
    Mohan Reddy
  • UV Krishna Mohan Rao
    UV Krishna Mohan Rao

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 17 2023
  • Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Feb 17 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Connecting the Carbon Dots: Blueprinting Chennai’s 2030 Target

Chennai faces a wide spectrum of climate change-induced challenges and issues. Chennai is ranked as the most socio-economically vulnerable city to climate change. Human interventions with a high carbon footprint have damaged the ecology of the city, leading to losses in the wetland ecosystems and biodiversity. Climate Action through a lens of Evaluating the Carbon Footprint is inevitable and also a priority.

Much of what Chennai faces is well-documented and debated. Imminent research has been undertaken, and actions conceptualized, yet, Chennai sits on the brink of climate change-induced tragedies. Recommendations have been made, yet, action has not been taken. The gap between conceptualization and action increases, though, at the cost of climate-vulnerable communities and biodiversity affected by the increasing carbon footprint. This webinar series aims to delve into outcomes and actions, to kindle and move along the conversation, and materialize on the ground.

To bridge the gap and connect the dots between the worlds of conceptualization and action, the first webinar series will outline the historicity of the carbon challenge in Chennai, and then map out specific actions that need to be taken, following the Plan-Do-Check-Act method.