UK to help Aluva fight climate impact

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014,20:18 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | UK has joined hands with local administration of the state’s main industrial hub Aluva to help it prepare for climate impact by developing sustainable approaches to growth. A workshop, supported by the British High Commission, to help Aluva minimise climate impact risk, is being organised by Atkins International Ltd UK, The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) in partnership with Aluva Municipality, a press release from British High commission said.
The technical workshop aims to bring together a diverse group of local stakeholders in Aluva to discuss and understand key issues surrounding the sustainable development of Aluva, agree to a shared vision for future that combines local knowledge and international expertise. It also aims to jointly define a framework for future action that will guide sustainable growth by increasing resilience to eliminate risks, reduce energy intensity and build support for future action.
The project builds upon the MoU between Aluva Municipality and WS Atkins International (ATKINS), supported by the British High Commission and witnessed by Prince Charles during his visit to Kerala in November last year. Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai said, UK has immense experience in developing smart cities and has been supporting future-proofing of Indian cities like Madurai. We wish this partnership would work to the benefit of Aluva.