Kota - Mobilizing Large Scale Capital by Mayor Ratna Jain at GIB Summit

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Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014. …

Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014.
Read more about the world leading platform for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance at www.gib-foundation.org.
Next Summit: 27 & 28 May 2015 in Switzerland

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  • 1. Climate Action, Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Energy for All: The Role of Finance for Infrastructure and Making our Planet a Safe Place to Live Dr. Ratna Jain Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Kota (India)
  • 2. The Kyoto Protocol has inadvertently resulted in the placing of climate policy and development in to separate boxes. The development must be green and sustainable to make planet livable. Therefore, Climate policy must be an integral part of the development policy and plan. CLIMATE ACTION
  • 3. In the Rio+20 outcome document, member States agreed that sustainable development goals (SDGs) must: •Be based on Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. •Fully respect all the Rio Principles. •Be consistent with international law. •Build upon commitments already made. •Contribute to the full implementation of the outcomes of all major summits in the economic, social and environmental fields. •Focus on priority areas for the achievement of sustainable development, being guided by the outcome document. •Address and incorporate in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and their inter-linkages. •Be coherent with and integrated into the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015. •Not divert focus or effort from the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. •Include active involvement of all relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, in the process. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • 4. SDGs must be: •Action-oriented •Concise •Easy to communicate •Limited in number •Aspirational •Global in nature •Universally applicable to all countries while taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • 5. SDGs must be: •Contribute to the achievement of sustainable development •Serve as a driver for implementation and mainstreaming of sustainable development in the UN system as a whole •Address and be focused on priority areas for the achievement of sustainable development. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • 6. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL Without sustainable energy, we will not meet the Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy Let us work to bring sustainable energy to the developing countries
  • 7. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL Sustainable Energy for All is focused on achieving three objectives •Universal Energy Access •Renewable Energy •Energy Efficiency
  • 8. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL India is among the countries those are producing less pollution and tangible green actions are being taken with sincerity.
  • 9. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL For overcoming the problem of initial high cost of green solutions, co-funding is required for greener infrastructure in developing countries where the bulk of the modern infrastructure will be built in the coming decades. Win - Win situations can be made possible by funding in green developmental activities in developing countries like India A Green Climate Fund will make our planet sustainable and livable.
  • 10. INDIA: A GLOBAL LEADER •The second most populous country in the world, With over 1.27 billion people. •Already containing 17.5% of the world's population, India is projected to be the world's most populous country by 2025. •This will create demand for infrastructure development.
  • 11. INDIAN HUMAN RESOURCE India has enough talented human resource. If funding reaches to the grass roots level it will be worth full for long term sustainable projects.
  • 12. LIST OF MILLION-PLUS URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS IN INDIA Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Indore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Patna, Kozhikode, Bhopal, Thrissur, Vadodara, Agra, Visakhapatnam, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Ludhiana, Nashik, Vijayawada, Madurai, Varanasi, Meerut, Faridabad, Rajkot, Jamshedpur, Srinagar, Jabalpur, Asansol, Vasai-Virar, Allahabad, Dhanbad, Aurangabad, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Ranchi, Raipur, Kollam, Gwalior, Durg-Bhilainagar, Chandigarh, Tiruchirappalli, Kota.
  • 13. KOTA Population: 1.1 million Area 318 sq. kms. For green and sustainable development : •Affordable green housing •Solar Power generation •A hub of universities
  • 14. Clean, Green and Healthy City As a Doctor – Mayor, Health and Environment are my utmost priority.
  • 15. NEVER GIVE UP ON WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO. THE PERSON WITH BIG DREAM IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ONE WITH ALL FACTS. - ALBERT EINSTEIN Thank you !