Topic: PLASTICS: RETELLING THE STORY OF WASTE
Global plastic production is estimated to surpass 1000 million tones by 2050, and studies show that plastics in the sea could outweigh fish. So how do we stop plastics from choking our ecosystems? Most countries, including India, have guidelines for managing plastic pollution and have banned single-use plastics. But do these measures suffice?
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai in partnership with the Global Columbia Collaboratory invites you for a virtual global seminar series.
Seminar 1: Tracing the Impact of Plastic Pollution
The session will feature presentations from experts on the impact of plastics on our biodiversity, health, and well-being, and will highlight the current policies and regulations, key challenges, and way forward in managing the crisis of plastics.
Date: 14th February, 2023
Dr. Beizhan Yan, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School
Dr. Alexandra Harrington, Chair, IUCN WCEL Task Force on Plastic Pollution
Ms. Shalini Goyal Bhalla, Member–Dry Waste and C&D Waste at NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
Seminar 2: Plastic Warriors
This session will feature leading civil society organizations and innovators to provide cases of citizen action, alternate pathways, and green industry innovations for tackling plastic pollution.
Date: 28th February, 2023
Ms. Rashi Agrawal, Director-Partnerships, Banyan Nation
Mr. Ved Krishna, Vice-Chairman, Yash Pakka
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Organized By: Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai