Gujarat accepts report on sustainable development

Friday, July 27, 2012

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat government has accepted the report ’A Solutions Landscape for Gujarat Cities.’ The report provides recommendations on how Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara can be supported in their holistic urban planning, energy efficiency and waste water management efforts.

The report was presented by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to officials representing the four cities and the Government of Gujarat at an international seminar today in Ahmedabad. The seminar was was attended by prominent government officials and global business leaders.

A Solutions Landscape for Gujarat Cities was developed under the leadership of the WBCSD’s Urban Infrastructure Initiative and brings together the expertise of various corporates that work in India.
Zubin Irani, a senior corporate official said “This project has demonstrated the importance of working with industry from other sectors, to ensure that the solutions offered to the cities are holistic, and respond to the varying needs of urban management authorities in their pursuit of inclusive and sustainable urban development. The UII companies in India thank the Government of Gujarat and city officials from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara for their participation in this dialogue with us.”

Source: Times of India (link opens in a new window)