What happens when a small Indian state bases their development planning on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) principles? Tarang Singh of Development Alternatives, GEC's green economy dialogue lead in India, reports on how global goals are being shaped by local voices.
The International workshop on 'Resource and Climate Protection through integrated waste management projects in India', was conducted on 23rd March as a part of the project commissioned by the UBA and ifeu. Development Alternatives is implementing the project in three cities in India: Bangalore, Haridwar and Bhopal. The workshop aimed to bring the different stakeholders of Haridwar to a common platform and to discuss the research findings as well as share the possible optimisation scenarios for waste management that has been developed by the research team.
What are the different approaches that can be followed to move on the path of sustainable development? How do these approaches differ from each other? What approach should India choose to design a 15-year perspective plan for sustainable development? In this Blog, Ms. Zeenat Niazi, Vice President, Development Alternatives Group answers these questions and throws light on the principles that should be followed while formulating the Indian approach.