Resource Efficiency and Green Transformation: Driving Change in Asia
 21-25 November 2011
Royal Plaza
New Delhi and
TARAgram Orchha
Madhya Pradesh

Towards Green Economies - scalable solutions for people and our planet

Friday, 17 September 2010
Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

Inaugural Session
Keynote Address by Dr. Ashok Khosla
Dr Ashok Khosla Chairman, Development Alternatives,
President, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Overview Presentations

  • Immediate global challenges of poverty reduction and environmental regeneration
  • Low carbon pathways to create sustainable livelihoods on a global scale
Panel discussion and audience interaction

Saturday, 18 - Monday, 20 September 2010
Venue: TARAgram Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

TARAgram Orchha TARAgram Yatra 2010 - A journey into Bundelkhand, the rural heartland of India, combining first hand exposure to the challenges of poverty and environmental degradation with real life stories of change and cutting-edge discourse on alternative pathways to sustainable development

Introductory Session
Working Sessions

(I) Green Growth: Priority Sectors for Large Scale Impact
Sectoral Overviews highlighting global trends, major gaps, best practices, key influencing factors and high potential opportunities in

  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Water Management
  • Waste Recycling
  • Sustainable Agriculture
Walk through TARAgram
Gouvshalas - multiple income generating oppertunities for women Field visits to habitat, energy, water, information services and local institution building initiatives


(II) Building Blocks for Green Growth
Presentations with systemic analyses highlighting global trends, stress points, path-breaking initiatives and scalable models in the development of

  • Technology
  • Skills
  • Institutions, and
  • Markets

Thematic presentation and panel discussion on Green Jobs

(III) Strategic Imperatives and Practical Solutions

Group work on priority goals, key capacity building tasks and immediate actions at the global level in BRIC nations and in Least Developed Countries to promote sustainable technologies, education and vocational training, social empowerment and green business models

Thematic presentation and panel discussion on Adaptation for Livelihood Security

(IV) Stimulating Inclusive Growth: Green Investment as a Key Driver

Presentations on the macro-environment for Green Investment highlighting existing mechanisms, major opportunities and principal barriers.

Discussion on breakthrough initiatives to support green entrepreneurship and game-changing possibilities for investment in high potential sectors

(V) Agenda for Stakeholder Action: Policy as a Key Enabler

Group work on policy orientation required to create enabling frameworks for green growth and new mandates for the state, private sector, financial institutions and civil society

Drafting of the TARAgram Declaration 2010

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi


Plenary Session I : Yatra 2010 Revealed
Plenary Session II : Green Investment for Inclusive Growth
Plenary Session III : Policy Imperatives for Greening of Economies
Call for Action : Valedictory Session
Presentation of “TARAgram Declaration 2010”
Address by Chief Guest
Passing the baton to Youth for Change
Student Projects on “Women and Climate Change in Bundelkhand” and other displays

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