National Institute of Urban Affairs is organising a 'Dialogue on Clean and Sustainable Hill States' at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 19th June 2023!
This event is a crucial step towards addressing the challenges faced by the Himalayas, the world's youngest mountain ranges. Rapid urbanisation has negatively impacted their hydrological systems, leading to reduced water availability and increased vulnerability for mountain inhabitants. Deforestation, biodiversity loss, and heightened natural hazards further worsen the situation. The hill states in this region, which includes India's fastest-growing cities, face significant obstacles due to their complex geography and the effects of the climate crisis.
To tackle these issues, NIUA and BORDA- South Asia have structured a forum called Parvat-Manthan on "Clean and Sustainable Hill States''. This initiative aligns with the UN-SDG's 'Decade for Action' and PM Narendra Modi's vision for India's G20 presidency. It also relates to the Urban 20 (#U20) agenda, prioritising water security and climate finance.
The dialogue aims to foster collaboration and innovation for a greener future in the Himalayan region. The delegates from various ministries and Urban Development Departments from 12 Himalayan States & UTs will be participating, including Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and the North East Seven Sisters. The discussion will revolve around key challenges and solutions related to WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) to ensure sustainable development in these breath-taking states.This dialogue will provide a unique opportunity for experts, think tanks, and stakeholders to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices.
The event will be live-streamed at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1vRwTJyYc
We encourage you to join this dialogue in shaping a prosperous future that preserves the beauty and integrity of our hill states!
List of Speakers
Location: Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre