emissions and to help in achieving the global Net-zero target
A recent study by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, found that nearly 55% of the area of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) West Zone falls under flood-prone regions. ... Read more
On the 17th of September 2022, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) launched a tree plantation drive near Pirana Dumpsite under Mission Million Trees with the commitment of Green Ahmedabad. ... Read more
Conversations with home-based female workers in the city of Ahmedabad have revealed that abnormal weather patterns (caused due to climate change) are negatively impacting their working conditions and quality of life. ... Read more
A new research by the state-run Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI); Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar; Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) of the US; and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health made an alarming estimation that as a result of climate change, the average temperature of Ahmedabad could rise up to 0.81°C by 2030. ... Read more
On 21st February 2022, a climate change outreach program – “Building a Climate-resilient Gujarat” was organized by the Climate Change Department at Science City in Ahmedabad. ... Read more
Ahmedabad experienced one of its worst heatwaves in 2010 with 1,344 deaths, while 24,223 people lost their lives between 1992 and 2015 across India. The heatwave was extremely severe this year as well. ... Read more
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report by Working Group II (WGII) warns that the impacts of climate change will continue to worsen and if we don’t limit greenhouse gases soon, we will have very little time to ensure that earth remains habitable. ... Read more
The adverse effects of eating meat on the environment is largely because of the amount of resources that are needed to feed and grow the amount of livestock or poultry to serve such a large population of meat eating humans. Grazing cows and goats require large areas of open land which can otherwise be used for farming. Grass eating animals also emit methane and nitrous oxide as they digest food which is harmful for the environment as they are GHGs. They also consume large amounts of water. ... Read more
Ahmedabad has taken one more step toward achieving sustainable development in the urban areas as the city has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The announcement was made after the C40 committee approved the joining application as Ahmedabad becomes the tenth city from South-West Asia and the sixth from India to join the group. ... Read more
According to the recent Urban Climate Vulnerability Assessment (UCVA) study backed by the Union Ministry Of Environment indicates that Ahmedabad tops the charts as far as the cities vulnerable to climate change demographically are concerned. The surprising results mentioned that Ahemdabad surpasses the major metropolitan cities of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai which are generally at risk from climate change. ... Read more
Ahmedabad to have one of a kind 3D energy mapping project funded by the central government to calculate the total energy consumed by the households and industrial buildings for cooling, lighting and other uses. ... Read more
Cellulose is the most abundant and robust naturally occurring fiber that is widely used. This fiber is a collection of organic cellulose nanocrystals or (CNC) which are almost perfectly packed to form the hardest part of the cell wall. Cellulose can be integrated into polymers to make them stronger. ... Read more
Greenhouse gas emissions and temperature levels have lately been the thrust of measuring carbon output, and ultimately climate change. Considering the goals of COP26 too, climate change is being associated majorly with vehicular and industrial emission, energy change and adopting measures that focus on lowering the emissions. But climate change is a much wider phenomenon of changes about the Earth. ... Read more
Have you ever wondered whether a single slice of bread with the appetizing scrambled eggs you have in the breakfast is adding to the greenhouse gas emissions or the variety of food items sitting in your refrigerator is somehow contributing towards increasing the levels of global warming? ... Read more
Community learning centres have been established in the respective cities to plan, implement and monitor relevant actions and contribute towards achieving a better future together. CLC’s successfully helped in forming an effective environment committee, spread awareness among citizens, planned plantation drives, and reused waste materials in the plantation activity.
Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is one of the largest cities and former capital of Gujarat. It is situated on the banks of Sabarmati river and father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was born in these lands. The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad is located on the banks of Sabarmati river.
The city has numerous architectural masterpieces to feature. A couple of them are Three gates besides Bhadrakali temple, Bhadra Tower, Kite Museum, Sarabhai Villas, Jama Masjid and Siddi Sayyed Mosque. Ahmedabad has had exquisite textile mills right through the course of history and it is also known as the 'City of Mills'. In addition to that Ahmedabad has a lot of gardens and lakes adding to its natural aesthetics.
In this section explore important news, stories of change, citizen initiatives, and engage with people on issues and initiatives for promoting and taking action towards Green Ahmedabad.