Low carbon Campaign for XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, India

What is the Project About

The project, in partnership with the Commonweath Games Organizing Committee, aimed to use XIX Commonwealth Games as an opportunity to raise awareness on low-carbon practices among athletes, visitors, media and other participants.

The project, in partnership with the Commonweath Games Organizing Committee, aimed to use XIX Commonwealth Games as an opportunity to raise awareness on low-carbon practices among athletes, visitors, media and other participants.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Greater awareness on simple steps to reduce carbon footprints  through development of Thirty audio-visuals with well-known sports personalities,  of CWG, aired on the national broadcaster, on websites,  on flights, and at the CWG venues
  • Low-carbon fairs consisting of documentary screenings, workshops, exposure trips and competitions involving schools and colleges helped generate awareness on low-carbon practices and instill ecological consciousness among students, teachers and other stakeholders in Shimla, Shillong, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Port Blair
  • Awareness campaigns on low carbon lifestyles  conducted in 50 to 60 locations on Queen’s Baton Route with the help of 86 NGO partners helped sensitize about 60,000 people in 88 cities A publication (toolkit) entitled Low Carbon Lifestyles was also published in several languages
  • About six low carbon promotion kiosks installed at various CWG venues. These kiosks allowed people to check their carbon footprint in terms of energy, water, transport use and waste production
  • Around 150,000-160,000 saplings planted by the State Forest Departments and NGOs along the Queen’s Baton Route helped offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the CWG 

Who Finances It



UNDP, Global Environment Facility

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

US$ 30,927

Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2010
End Date:
2011
Geographic Coverage:
Delhi and selected locations on Queen's Baton Route
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
S N Srinivas
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Centre for Media Studies, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, CWG Organizing Committee, Government of India
Highlights
  • The XIX Commonwealth Games (CWG) was the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in India to date
  • As a means to induce behavioural change among Indian citizens, athletes and visitors, the project aimed to develop and promote a low-carbon campaign for CWG
  • Thirty audio-visuals with well-known sports personalities developed to generate awareness on low carbon lifestyles
  • Low-carbon fairs consisting of documentary screenings, workshops, exposure trips and competitions organized
  • Awareness campaigns on low carbon lifestyles  conducted in 50 to 60 locations on Queen’s Baton Route
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