Sustainable Revolution for a Greener Planet – Possibilities in the Indian Context

Sharmila Dharani, Kurada and Sarkar, Basudatta (2022) Sustainable Revolution for a Greener Planet – Possibilities in the Indian Context. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 745-754. ISSN 2521-3938

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The key challenge of the urbanisation process is the rise in population at a rapid pace. Although the reason is the aim of a better life for people, it is costing the environment and healthy living to a great extent in diverse ways. This sudden rise in population attracts uninvited guests like pollution, traffic, congestion, lack of green spaces, urban heat island effect, etc. The paper aims to study the environmental effects of the increased urban population, to bring sustainable awareness and environmental justice to the planet. The study draws comparisons of effects between the countries of the world and India, which in turn helps in formulating diverse ways to raise a sustainable revolution, and their applicability in developing countries like India. The approach helps understand the impact that can cause if not implemented at the earliest. The 2022 ranking of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and Sustainable Development Report (SDR) shows that India occupied the 180th position out of 180 countries, and the 121st position out of 163 respectively, indicating the necessity for a sustainable revolution in the context of India at a much bigger scale than the present. This not only shows different parameters affecting the planet but also the roles of diverse people in the revolution. The sustainable revolution can be achieved by the use of renewable energy techniques, energy-saving fixtures, control mechanisms, and responsive measures. The key methodology here is to apply these to the cities around the globe which would draw inspiration and awareness to others, thereby transforming the whole planet into sustainable practice. This revolution should start right from the smaller products at the building and the community level. The concern for health and luxury needs to be combined to form a single sustainable by-product. The perspective of products for a single-use needs to be changed and addressed. Sustainable awareness of different products, materials, and standards should be raised among diverse individuals, like students, teachers, employees, government servants, etc. Awareness campaigns at various places would help to revolutionise sustainable practice on a large scale, especially when the results are seen straight away. The paper concludes with the diverse ways of raising sustainable revolution that help in making a greener planet, which reduces expenses drastically and boosts people’s confidence. Once, people get used to this, it would be a game-changer for the planet’s health. The paper also discusses the role of government and people, where the former play a key role in taking the revolution to further heights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable, Sustainable Revolution, Awareness, Greener planet
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 13:59
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 14:21

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