15th Annual GRIHA Summit by GRIHA Council scheduled for November 23-24, 2023

November 22, 2023
GRIHA Summit

New Delhi, November 22, 2023: GRIHA Council is set to host its 15th annual GRIHA Summit on November 23-24, 2023, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, focusing on 'Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities.

Renewed Focus on 'Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities' to drive discussions with distinguished dignitaries, industry experts, and community representatives

Extending his best wishes for the success of the Summit, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi expresses his hope for a fruitful event:

“As a strong advocate of the principle of climate justice, we have embraced sustainable, innovative, and eco-friendly practices. Given that India is a megadiverse country, it is our responsibility to safeguard the environment. For centuries, the mantra of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle has been deeply ingrained in our cultural ethos and daily routine.”

The theme of the 15th GRIHA Summit aligns with a shared vision for a more sustainable and green future. Emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts, this year's summit theme, "Empowering Sustainable and Resilient Communities," underscores the call for collective action.

India’s G20 Presidency saw the commitment for just and equitable growth for all in the world, in a sustainable, holistic, responsible, and inclusive manner. It represented a uniquely Indian approach of living in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem.

The role of communities stands at the core of climate action. The 2-day Summit overarchingly comprise of sessions focusing on restoring harmony of the Earth’s critical zones, rebuilding communities from disaster hit zones and emerge resilient, role of Influencers in bridging the gap of lack of awareness & understanding by the masses, and India' preparedness and current stance to fight climate change. It will also oversee discussions on the role of local economies to regulate & promote self-sustaining models, circularity and the learnings from indigenous concepts & practices, incorporating sustainability in education, promoting inclusivity, acceptability of sustainable market products, less consumptive fashion industry practices, etc. An exhibit titled Vikalp of real-scale models demonstrating the juxtaposition of a bamboo & mud house and a light gauge steel frame structure construction will be on display for the visitors to experience these methods of construction.

The curtain raiser event for the Summit will be graced by the presence of Shri RK Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India along with Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, Standards, Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA), and other prominent and eminent personalities.

GRIHA Council extends the invitation to everyone to attend the Summit on November 23-24, 2023 from 9:30 am onwards at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Register online here http://events.teriin.org/terievent/registration/regstep1/167 or on-spot registration available.

About GRIHA Council
GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment), an indigenous green building rating system is the national green building rating system of India. Established in the year 2007 with the combined efforts of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and TERI to develop a rating system that suits Indian climate and construction practices.

India, in its INDC document submitted at COP 21 in Paris has highlighted GRIHA as an indigenous green building rating system developed in India. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in their third biennial update report on India has acknowledged the work done by GRIHA in the field of carbon mitigation in the building sector. GRIHA, the national green building rating system of India, received accolades in the spheres such as energy efficiency, site planning, and conservation and efficient utilization of resources.

GRIHA Council is working in complete alignment with the targets set by India in the COP26 for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2070. In this regard GRIHA Council has launched the decarbonization programme to meet carbon mitigation targets in the built environment.

For more information, contact:  
Prerona Kaushik – prerona.kaushik@grihaindia.org  
Sumit Bansal – sumit.bansal@teri.res.in

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