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Preserving the Green Canopy of Bangalore Story of the Struggle


Sep 24 2022 to Sep 24 2022 5 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

The city of Bangalore had 68% of its area under green cover in the 1970s. Today, it is only around 4%. Much of this loss is due to the enormous, unplanned growth of the city. Needless to say, we need to strike a balance between caring for the environment and development. This can be achieved through the active engagement of citizens, experts and the media with the concerned authorities. Appropriate legal interventions can also help. This presentation will touch upon aspects such as the importance of trees in an urban setting in the context of climate change, the orientation of important stakeholders, legal framework for preservation of trees and its implementation, outcomes of the PIL filed by BET (Bangalore Environment Trust) in Karnataka High Court, the role of citizen participation, tree transplantation and other methods/techniques to enhance greenery in the city. The aim of this session is to provide information and trigger a conversation for ideas to make Bangalore greener.

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