Roof gardens and recycling: Indian cities find ways to go green

by Rina Chandran

 

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Efforts to bolster Indian cities against climate change and make them greener must include citizens who are being hit hard by rising temperatures and frequent urban flooding, said officials.

Even small measures like rooftop gardens and separating waste for recycling can involve residents more closely, according to experts leading the work in Chennai and Surat.

“Citizens need to be aware they are part of the problem – but they can also be a part of the solution,” said Chennai’s Chief Resilience Officer Krishna Mohan Ramachandran, referring to challenges from waste management to traffic congestion and construction harming fragile ecosystems. Read More…