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  • Welspun Collaborates with ICFRE for Increasing India’s Forest Cover

    Published on May 28, 2013

    Mumbai :  The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and Forest Research Institute Dehradun (FRI) in Welspuncollaboration withforest Welspun Energy Ltd. (WEL), India’s foremost renewable energy generator, organized a workshop titled ‘Innovation for Forest Carbon Finance in India’ on 28th May 2013 at FRI’s Dehradun campus. Keeping the role of the carbon markets and forestry as the centre of discussion, representatives of USAID, TERI, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy and Institute of Green Economy were among those who were present.

    The workshop aimed to deliberate and achieve a broader and inclusive consensus by inviting leading minds from research institutes, scientists, representatives of Industry and State and Central Government. Through the workshop WEL and ICFRE are aiming to suggest robust policy recommendations to the Government of India for increasing forest cover promoting industrial plantation in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

    Dr. Bahuguna, D.G. ICFRE in his inaugural address had stressed that “India needs innovations in Climate Change mitigation and adaptation strategy. About 2 lakhs villages in the country are situated around fringe forests. Innovations are needed on how to involve our communities and research organisations to play a major role in Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. There is need to aware people at grass root level about mitigation and adapataion of climate change”

    Welspun Energy is committed to environment sustainability and advancing action for mitigating climate change. During the workshop WEL proposed a solution for the disappearing forests of India through its white paper on Grow Forest Mechanism/Certificate (GFC).

     

    Source : Surbhee JAIN

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