Bamboo: A Change Agent for Livelihood and Climate Change
TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), GoI and Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission (MP SBM) organized a side event on "Bamboo: A Change Agent for Livelihood and Climate Change" at United Nations Head Quarter (UNHQ), New York on May 6, 2015. The event focused on "bamboo" as a change agent. In the coming years, bamboo is well placed to address four major global challenges, i.e. shelter security, livelihood security, ecological security, and food security.
The event was chaired by Mr S S Garbyal, Director General of MoEFCC and addressed by Dr Hans Friederich, Director General, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). Dr Ajoy Bhattacharya, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Mission Director, Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission delivered a presentation on an overview of "Bamboo: As a Change Agent for Livelihood and Climate Change". Dr Rekha Pia and Mr Subhash Chandra of MoEFCC, GoI spoke on the policy and regulatory issues for bamboo development in India, and Dr J V Sharma, Senior Fellow, TERI and Mr Suresh Chauhan, Fellow, TERI talked on the sustainable aspects of Bamboo.