Environmental Sustainability Summit 2024

Date : 09th January 2024

Venue : Y. B. Chavan Auditorium, Opposite Mantralaya, Mumbai

07:30 - 09:00 am - Registration at Counter

07:30 - 09:00 am - BREAKFAST AT VENUE

INAUGURAL SESSION - 09:00 am - 12:00 noon


Session 1 : 12:00 noon to 01:30 pm - THE PROBLEM STATEMENT - AWARENESS

Dignitaries and Speakers


In this 1st session, we set the stage for addressing the most significant challenge of our time – “Climate Change”. The distinguished speakers and panelists will deliberate on this challenge followed by a panel discussions.

Their insights and vision will inspire our journey towards sustainability. A brief question-and-answer session between the eminent speakers and the audience will enable active participation. The summary of the discussions will be presented by His Excellency Hon’ble Shri. Ramesh Bais highlighting the important aspects of the session and guiding us for the future with his rich experience on the subject 

01:30 To 03:00 pm - LUNCH BREAK

Session 2 : 03:00 to 04:30 pm - BAMBOO BASED SOLUTIONS

Dignitaries and Speakers


After recognizing the threat of climate change, this session explores various opportunities presented by bamboo to address this challenge. It highlights bamboo-based solutions and showcases industry leaders in this field to inspire others to contribute and adopt such solutions. The session covers various bamboo-based industries, including the use of bamboo biomass for green fuel, bamboo construction, furniture and artifacts, and engineering bamboo for various applications. 

The panel discussions following the speakers’ sessions will provide deeper insights and will be summarized by Hon’ble Shri. Ajit Pawar. Based on his vast experience Shri. Pawar will provide further guidance with his rich inputs.

Session 3 : 04:30 To 06:00 pm - IMPLEMENTATION

Dignitaries and Speakers


The solutions needs to be expedited, time is running short to cause effective and credible impact. Effective political leadership is crucial for driving change. Multilateral organizations share successful case studies from around the world, focusing on policies and governance structures that can lead to a green cover increase through large-scale bamboo plantations, benefiting various sections of society. The session discusses case studies, Indian government policies, and industry governance, identifying gaps and proposing collaborative efforts to boost the growth of the bamboo-based green industry in Maharashtra and India. UN representatives, government officials, industry experts, and farmer representatives will speak, followed by panel discussions.

A summary of the discussions and the way ahead will be shared by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis sharing his rich experience on large-scale implementation of new initiatives. 

06:00 To 06:30 pm - TEA BREAK

Session 4 : 06:30 To 08:00 pm - SUSTENANCE

Dignitaries and Speakers


Sustaining any initiative involves market-driven approaches, consistent action, and periodic progress monitoring with corrective actions. This session addresses these aspects and presents challenges and opportunities offered by the bamboo-based green industry, featuring Union Cabinet Minister, Secretaries from the Government, Industry stalwarts, subject matter experts and, multiple stakeholders. The session also defines a roadmap for accelerating the green-based economy and encourages industry participation by signing a pledge for action. 

The session will be summarized by Shri. Nitin Gadkari highlighting the secret behind accelerating and sustaining any new initiative through sustained action and market driven approach.  

These sessions allow experts and stakeholders to discuss strategies, share experiences, and formulate plans to integrate bamboo into various sectors.

Session 5 : 08:00 to 08:30 pm - CONCLUDING SESSION AND THANKS GIVING

The concluding session presents reports compiled by Rapporteurs from each technical session, offering valuable insights. 

A Thanks Giving Ceremony shall be conducted by Shri. Pasha Patel acknowledging the relevant stakeholders and sponsors for their contributions to initiate this conclave and seeking support from all stakeholders to make it into a sustained movement. A “White Paper” on Promoting Bamboo for Combating Global Warming to Attain Environmental and Human Sustainability will be prepared and distributed among all participants.