New Delhi YMCA Observes World Environment Day

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:15)

New Delhi YMCA Programme Department in keeping with its time-honoured tradition of observing global red letter days like the World Environment Day, on 5 June organized a colloquy on this year’s WED theme: “Green Economy : Does it include you?” For several years now, New Delhi YMCA, as part of its civil society involvement have been providing a platform for dialogue, debate and discussions on subjects that impact ordinary lives. The UNEP designated WED theme emphasizes the importance of “Green Economy” as one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investment that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. “Green Economy” is about social equity and inclusiveness and therefore is technically about the common man.

Now in its 40th year WED observance at New Delhi YMCA Programme Department on the morning of Tuesday June 5, 2012 attracted a cross-section of civil society representatives. The programme was introduced by the Programme Committee Chairman Mr. Arnold James in the presence of invited guests and dignitaries headed by Mr. Joseph Anil Benjamin, General Secretary, New Delhi YMCA. The Keynote Address was delivered by Mr. Raymond Myles INFORSE Regional Coordinator (South Asia). Others who spoke on the occasion included, Mr Gaurav Tank, Chief Executive Officer, Windiva Energy Pvt. Ltd Mr. Ajay Saxena, Chief Executive Officer, Libco Solar, Ms. Ragini Singh, Senior Public Relation Officer, WWF and Mr. Jose Varghese, Secretary, National Council of YMCAs of India. Mr. Ian Ashley Goodwin, Associate General Secretary, Programmes, New Delhi YMCA, proposed the Vote of Thanks on conclusion of the proceedings.