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UK to fund Kolkata’s climate action plan; road map soon

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on August 27, 2015

Desmond Swayne, UK Minister of State for International Development, flanked by Sovan Chatterjee (left), Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar Minister for Environment, at an event in Kolkata ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Aim is to make Kolkata a low carbon city

The United Kingdom will fund a capacity building programme for making Kolkata a low carbon city. 

Ahead of implementation of the UK-Kolkata Municipal Corporation joint programme, the UK Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne was present a workshop for sensitising Councillors of the city’s 16 boroughs.

The Minister said the programme will cover over 20 multi-sectoral projects, including roof-top solar plant, a mobility plan, a master plan for energy-efficient street lighting, a disaster management plan and a green city business and investment plan.

“With the launch of the road map later this year, Kolkata will be one of the first mega cities in India to have a comprehensive strategy to address climate change through a sustainable urban development model,” he added.

Published on August 27, 2015
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