The German Consulate General Kolkata has extended its support for a Project on ‘ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUES AND ACTION – City of Kolkata’ in cooperation with the NGO Centre for Contemporary Communication. The project will focus on creating Environment and Climate Change Dialogues about the Vulnerability of the City of Kolkata, its key factors and major challenges. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The project aims to create awareness, knowledge and understanding about the climate change issues and various challenges faced among the citizens especially the youth with a medium of documentary, Q&A interactions and Projects in schools and colleges. Furthermore, to engage the decision makers i.e. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in the ‘Greener, Cleaner World’ – Dialogue and find ways to address this issue and make the city a better place to live.
Centre for Contemporary Communication (CCC) works with issues the city’s rapid urbanization, susceptibility to climate change, and environmental sustainability. The NGO has been actively involved in addressing the climate change challenges and has initiated projects in schools and colleges to find solutions and find alternative ways to cope up with this mammoth task.
Germany and India agreed on cooperation in the field of environment protection in 1998. Development cooperation in the sector is specifically focused on natural resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity, urban and industrial environment protection and innovative green technologies.