Trivandrum: Exploited Beyond Regeneration

Venue Programme Registration Partners Contact Us

Kala Bhavan, Theatre
Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram

KTDFC Conference Hall,
TransTowers, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram

Museum Compound (Auditorium)
Post Vikas Bhawan, Thiruvananthapuram

Toonz Animation Pvt Ltd.
Techno Park Campus, Thiruvananthapuram

For registration contact

Bandhu Prasad/ Divya Bharadwaj/ Vishwajeet Ghoshal

CMS VATAVARAN
M: 093872 24599; 094470 77822; 095822 54618; 098999 79159
E: bandhuprasad@gmail.com; divya@cmsindia.org; vishwajeet@cmsindia.org

Schools
A K Sivakumar

WWF - INDIA
M: 094473 86978; P: 0471 - 2302265
E: asivakumar@wwfindia.net

Colleges & Universities
Mr P Sreekantan Nair
Environment Management Agency
M: 09465 20502
E: psreekantannair@yahoo.com
An Initiative of
CMS is an independent, not-for-profit and multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to research-driven initiatives. It enables policy makers to make informed decisions on development and social change. CMS is recognised for its rigorous study  methodologies, innovative approaches to research and for the credibility of its findings.

RNE represents the Government of Norway in India. The Norwegian Embassy’s support to the CMS VATAVARAN 2010 reflects Norway’s commitment to strengthen, intensify and further develop a mutually beneficial cooperation with India through strategic use of its resources and expertise. As stated in the Norwegian Government’s India Strategy, launched in August 2009, Norway re-affirms its commitments to strengthening the  dialogue and cooperation with India on sustainable solutions to national and global environmental and climate issues.
For more information about Norway and Norwegian Embassy,
please visit www.norwayemb.org.in

India Principal Partners
Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative
structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes. The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and  programmes relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and  programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and  enhancement of human well-being.

Principal Partners: Low Carbon Fair
Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
OC CWG, GEF, MoEF and UNDP
The XIX Commonwealth Games will be held in New Delhi from 3-14 October 2010. The Organizing Committee of Commonwealth Games 2010 and the Government of NCT Delhi has committed itself to hosting a “Green Games” by inducing behavioral change towards low carbon practices and setting the environmental benchmark for organizing multi-disciplinary games in the future.

The UNDP- GEF intervention aims to induce behavioral change amongst the citizens,  athletes, volunteers and visitors for the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices, and increase awareness amongst athletes, visitors, media, volunteers and other participants of the CWG and general public about low carbon issues and options to reduce the human impact on the environment through Commonwealth Games 2010.


Toonz Animation:
“Toonz, a major provider of animation to the top US and European producers, is South Asia’s most admired animation studio and part of the international business conglomerate, Comcraft Group, based out of Geneva. Founded in 1999, Toonz’s client list includes the biggest names in media and entertainment like Marvel, Hallmark, Universal, Paramount, Disney, BBC, Lions Gate, Sony and Cartoon Network. Toonz Animation offers its world-wide clientele end-to-end animation services including 3D animation, 2D animation (digital and traditional), Flash, Stop Motion and VFX on a full spectrum of media platforms. The Animation Magazine has heralded the company as one of the top-ten multimedia studios in the world. The sprawling, 18,000 sq ft state-of-the-art studio houses over 300 artists from across the world”.

Environment management Agency, Kerala Department of Environment, Government of Kerala

Environment Management Agency Kerala has been established in 2008 to support the Environment Department as a Directorate in formulating schemes, plans, programmes and their execution. It is under the administrative control of the Secretary to Government, Environment Department and the portfolio is vested with the Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala. The key positions of Environment Management Agency Kerala are handled by: Dr. S. K. Khanduri IFS, Director EMAK and Chief Conservator of Forests & Sri. P. Sreekantan Nair, Project Management Specialist EMAK and Environmental Scientist of Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
The contact details are: +91 471 2365554; +91 471 2363764; emakerala@gmail.com

For general queries contact

Bandhu Prasad/ Divya Bharadwaj/ Vishwajeet Ghoshal

CMS VATAVARAN
M: 093872 24599; 094470 77822; 095822 54618; 098999 79159
E: bandhuprasad@gmail.com; divya@cmsindia.org; vishwajeet@cmsindia.org

Schools
A K Sivakumar

WWF - INDIA
M: 094473 86978; P: 0471 - 2302265
E: asivakumar@wwfindia.net

Colleges & Universities
Mr P Sreekantan Nair
Environment Management Agency
M: 09465 20502
E: psreekantannair@yahoo.com
Trivandrum boasts of the Varkala, Kovalam and Shanmugam beaches and the Veli lagoon. The beach city is however being assaulted by real estate developers promoting large scale construction. Sand mining has heightened erosion and decreased the safety of coastal homes. Further, State promotion of behemoth techno parks and investment in roads, transportation, lighting, water supply and sanitation has caused neglect of the city’s five statutory areas: Thiruvananthapuram city, Neyyattinkara, Nedumangad, Attingal and Varkala. Their environment has been exploited beyond their regenerative capacity as land use patterns have changed to address real estate needs. Today, the challenges are: affordable housing, resettlement of 332 slums in the city, roads, parking, public transport and rising air pollution. As against the demand of 250 million litres a day, the Kerala Water Authority is able to ensure only 220 million litres a day. Sewerage lines cover only 30 per cent of the city, the drainage network 60 per cent and solid waste management systems cover only 21 of the 81 wards. The electricity situation is inadequate despite the presence of impressive electric sub stations.

Trivandrum is truly a city on the decline.

Festival Updates

Jan 22, 2011: Ahmedabad CMS VATAVARAN
Closing ceremony of Ahmedabad CMS VATAVARAN at CEPT auditorium.

Jan 21, 2011: Ahmedabad CMS VATAVARAN
Teachers Workshop organised at Gujarat Vidyapith .

Jan 19, 2011: Panel Discussion at CEPT
Panel discussion held on "Confronting Climate Change:Towards Carbon Neutral Indian Cities" at CEPT Auditorium.

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