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Puri launches framework for cities to inculcate climate-sensitive approach to urban planning

By: PTI | New Delhi |

September 11, 2020 5:54:32 pm


Launching Local weather Good Cities Evaluation Framework 2.0, Puri stated the initiative just isn’t solely a rating train however intends to impart a climate-sensitive method to city planning and growth in India. (The Press Reporter file photograph by Anil Sharma)

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday launched a framework which supplies a roadmap for cities to inculcate a climate-sensitive method to city planning and growth.

The Union housing and concrete affairs minister additionally launched ‘Streets for Folks Problem’, which goals to encourage cities to create walking-friendly and vibrant streets by way of fast, progressive, and low-cost measures in response to COVID-19.

At a digital occasion, after launching ‘Local weather Good Cities Evaluation Framework 2.0’, Puri stated, “It’s estimated that local weather change will affect the Indian GDP by 2-6 per cent on an annual foundation. Because of this our future growth targets and investments will even be severely affected if we don’t deal with local weather dangers now.”

A ministry assertion quoting him stated within the final decade, an elevated frequency of cyclones, floods, heatwaves, water shortage and drought-like circumstances have been noticed, which have had hostile impacts on a lot of cities.

This initiative just isn’t solely a rating train however intends to impart a climate-sensitive method to city planning and growth in India, he stated.

“Constructing local weather resilience is a steady course of and never a one-time exercise. With that goal, we are actually going to take ahead this train as an annual exercise, as half which I’m completely satisfied to launch the CSCAF 2.Zero at the moment,” the Union minister stated.

Elaborating in regards to the ‘Streets for Folks Problem’, he stated it goals to encourage Indian cities to create walking-friendly streets by way of fast, progressive and low-cost measures in response to COVID-19 in collaboration with their residents and help from consultants.

“Rising motorisation and lack of sufficient infrastructure for strolling and biking has not solely made our streets unsafe and inequitable but additionally given rise to many unfavourable externalities reminiscent of dependence on fossil fuels, GHG emissions, congestion, air pollution and the related well being affect,” he stated.

The COVID-19 pandemic has additionally offered the necessity for bodily distancing whereas shifting by way of town and accessing important companies, he stated.

Puri added that cities around the globe have responded by remodeling streets for strolling and biking to make sure secure mobility throughout COVID-19.

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