Webinar on Understanding Chennai’s Master Plan from a Transport Perspective

Tue, 15/03/2022 - 11:52

A discussion on the existing urban policy framework, Chennai's second master plan, and the proposed third master plan with Prof. A. Srivathsan and Ms. Aswathy Dilip on March 7th, 2022.

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FoPL - Nutrition Labels

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 11:21
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In India, nutritional labels on foods indicating high levels of dangerous nutrients (like salt, sugar and fats) are not yet mandatory. These three nutrients are implicated in the increase in incidence of cardiovascular conditions, some types of cancer and diabetes. We need clear food labels to save lives.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat #GlobalHealth #HealthyIndia #WarningLabels #HealthForAll #PolicyChangeSavesLives #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #JagoGrahakJago #ConsumerProtection

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Press Release: National Pedestrians' Conference 2022

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 10:01
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How safe are pedestrians on our roads?

India is a nation of walkers. According to the 2011 census, one third of all work trips are by foot. Women walk to work more than men. And 60% of school journeys are by walk (NSO). Indian roads are unsafe for walkers. Almost 26,000 pedestrians, an 85% increase in the last 5 years, have died on Indian roads. Chennai’s OMR stretch alone sees as many as 34 pedestrian deaths a year. 90% of these deaths were from pedestrians trying to cross the road (Greater Chennai Traffic Police, 2019).

We urgently need better policies, better street design and better enforcement to keep India’s walkers safe. 

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Current News: Volume VII, Issue 2, February 2022

Thu, 10/03/2022 - 17:10

Highlights

  • Energy Access and Gender roles (Part-3)
  • All you need to know about electricity safety regulations (Part-3)
  • Battery swapping policy charges up TN electric vehicle brigade
  • Bihar’s first floating solar power plant
  • Germany Brings Forward Goal of 100% Renewable Power to 2035
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 
  • ECC Voice - Success story

Plus Publications/Regulations:

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Climate Change - IPCC Report

Thu, 10/03/2022 - 13:08
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The recent IPCC WG II report predicts that if temperatures rise between 1.7 & 1.8 degree Celcius, 50% of the human population could be exposed to periods of life-threatening extreme climatic conditions which will defy human ability to cope.

#ClimateChange #Climate #Environment #Earth #Green #GlobalWarming #ClimateActionNow #Deforestation #ClimateCrisis #GreenNewDeal #ActNow #BuildBackBetter #ActForEarth #ClimateCrisis #SaveEarth 

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FoPL - World Health Statistics Report

Wed, 09/03/2022 - 10:44
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Processed foods are typically high in salt, sugar and fats and the culprit nutrients behind the rise in non-communicable diseases (like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancers). These diseases are now, globally, the number one cause of death. Minimise your consumption of processed foods. We also ask the government to mandate nutritional labelling on foods so that people can make healthier food choices.

#FoodLabelsSaveLives #KnowWhatYouEat

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International Women's Day 2022

Tue, 08/03/2022 - 11:00
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#Women around the world are also key to solving #ClimateCrisis but over 67% of climate-related roles are occupied by men. The need of the hour is gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. #BreakThe Bias #ASeatAtTheTable #ChangingClimates #IWD2022 

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Press Release: Understanding Chennai’s Master Plan from a Transport Perspective

Tue, 08/03/2022 - 10:04
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‘A robust master plan can be ambitious but more importantly, must be achievable; it must include citizens’ views, for that is the ultimate aim of the plan - to build a city which offers its residents a sustainable lifestyle and equitable access to its  resources’, said Sumana Narayanan, Senior Researcher, CAG. The webinar offered just that - a space to discuss the evolution and transformation of master planning and mobility in Chennai and a platform where citizens could discuss their aspirations for the third master plan.

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