‘WORLD CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT-2017’

 

[FIRST DRAFT PROGRAMME & SCHEDULE]

 


Saturday, 25th March, 2017

 

  • INAUGURAL SESSION (10:00 AM – 11:15 AM)

 

Chief Guest: His Excellency, the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Hon’ble Chief Justice of India will preside over the Conference

Guest of Honour: Other VVIPs, VIPs from Co-sponsors & other

                                International Organizations

 

  • TEA BREAK (11:15 AM – 11:30 AM)

 

  • TECHNICAL SESSIONS 1, 2 & 3 (simultaneously) 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – I   

                       

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

    1. Climate Change Awareness: Creating effective social mobilization and the way ahead
    2. UN Climate Change Regime : International Law making in Climate Change
    3. Climate change and efficient chemical management:  HCFC, VOC, POPs, HFC
    4. Rule of law and climate change
    5. Climate Change Refugees: Issue & Strategies 

 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – II       

     

BIO – DIVERSITY

 

  1. Protection of Himalayan Biodiversity and Hill-Plain interface for Sustainability
  2. Natural Calamites: its interaction and mutuality’s with Bio-Diversity
  3. Transboundary Bio-Diversity issues
  4. Mechanisms for Access and benefit Sharing
  5. Biodiversity, IPR and traditional knowledge
  6. Biodiversity and Valuation of Ecosystem services

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – III

           

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

 

  1. Establishing MSW Facilities ---- Siting and other allied issues
  2. Reconciling Waste to Energy (WTE) Plants with Air Pollution commitments
  3. Segregation and Disposal of waste at Source ----- Strategies and Challenges
  4. Phasing out of Chlorinated and Disposable Plastics ----- The way ahead
  5. Municipal solid waste ----- Innovative approaches
  6. Bio-medical waste: Environment and Public Health
  7. E-waste: A Challenge

 

  • LUNCH BREAK (01:30 PM – 02:15 PM)

 

 

  • TECHNICAL SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 (simultaneously) 02:15 PM – 04:15 PM

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – IV                         

 

EVIRONMENT & PUBLIC HEALTH

 

    1. Co-relation of Air Pollution and human health ----- A scientific approach
    2. Noise pollution and health
    3. Water pollution and public health
    4. Environmental degradation ----- A public health issue
    5. Sustainable Development: Human Environment & Public Health.

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – V  

 

            AIR POLLUTION

 

  1. Urban area air quality management
  2. Hazardous air pollutants: Emerging scenario
  3. Episodal Air pollution: Challenges and response
  4. Vehicular emissions and pollution control strategies
  5. Urban air Quality and Public Health
  6. Electromagnetic radiations ----- A pollutant through Cellular Phones

 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – VI

                       

 

WATER POLLUTION

 

  1. River Basin approach for control of riverine water pollution
  2. Opportunities of reuse and recycle of treated sewage
  3. Persistent pollutants in waste water treatment
  4. Zero Liquid discharge approach for industrial waste treatment
  5. Marine pollution ----- International obligations

 

 

 

  • TEA BREAK (04:15 PM – 04:30 PM)

 

  • TECHNICAL SESSIONS 7, 8 & 9 (simultaneously) 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – VII                       

 

PARIS AGREEMENT – 2015

 

  1. Paris agreement - Way forward
  2. Paris agreement - Issues and strategies
  3. Opportunities of climate finance in realm of climate change
  4. Impact of climate change on coastal environment

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – VIII         

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION & RESTORATION

 

  1. Strategies and techniques for environmental remediation and restoration
  2. Remediation of hazardous waste dumping sites
  3. Remediation of legacy municipal solid waste disposal sites: Techniques and case studies
  4. Ground water contamination: Remediation and restoration techniques

 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – IX                         

 

CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES & CLEANER PRODUCTION

 

  1. Green chemistry
  2. Climate resilient manufacturing technologies
  3. Innovative interventions ----- Treaties and Conventions
  4. Resource recovery and conservation
  5. Regulatory interventions for cleaner production

 

Sunday, 26th March, 2017

 

 

  • TECHNICAL SESSIONS 10, 11 & 12 (simultaneously) 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – X              

 

FOREST & WILDLIFE

 

  1. Deforestation and Judicial interventions in India
  2. Forests and climate change
  3. Managing man Animal Conflict in Urban and Rural areas
  4. Endangered Habitats: Balancing Development and Conservation
  5. Critical Assessment of Compensatory Afforestation.

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – XI             

 

ECONOMICS & ENVIRONMENT

 

  1. Green economy and greening the supply chain
  2. Principles of responsible investment
  3. Assessment of environmental damages ----- Scientific tools and techniques
  4. Feasible Socio-economic incentives for adopting green technology
  5. Climate Change Finance ----- Tussle between International Obligations and National Goals

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SESSION – XII                       

 

INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TOOLS

 

  1. Use of remote sensing tools for environmental management. 
  2. Emission trading and set offs
  3. Need of Uniform environment quality monitoring protocol
  4. Role of public participation and awareness in environmental governance
  5. Decentralization of Environment Impact Assessment ----- An appraisal.
  6. Regulating Tourism in the light of Environmental Concerns

 

ADDITIONAL SESSION IF POSSIBLE

           

            ROLE OF COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

 

  1. Environmental Jurisprudence
  2. Judicial pronouncements and their Implementation
  3. NGT-A Five Years Journey and way Ahead.

 

 

  • TEA BREAK (11:30 AM – 11:45 AM)

 

 

VALEDICTORY SESSION (11:45 AM – 01:15 PM)

 

Hon’ble Home Minister of India, Senior Most Judge of the Supreme Court of India and other VVIPs, VIPs from Co-sponsors & other International Organizations

 

 

  • PHOTO SESSION FOLLOWED BY LUNCH