Events

Past Event

Mumbai’s Natural Heritage: Enhancing Public Engagement

July 12, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, 12-13, Maker Chambers VI, First floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai is hosting an expert convening entitled “Mumbai’s Natural Heritage: Enhancing Public Engagement” with the aim of sharing strategies and practices, building a leadership network, and documenting evaluation tools to assess the impact of environmental programming on conserving the region’s biodiversity.

As Mumbai grows at an extraordinary pace today, its forest lands, mangroves, and public green spaces give way to more and more concrete high-rise buildings and vehicular traffic. Studies demonstrate that cities with natural or created nature reserves regenerate multiple ecosystems, motivate citizens towards sustainable behavior, and have a positive impact on pollution and health hazards. Conservation organizations have identified the disconnect between nature and society as an indirect driver of biodiversity loss and advocated for increased public engagement to enable people to connect with nature. 

Distinguished participants of the day-long workshop will benefit from presenting and learning about creative practices, information processes, and cutting-edge design technologies that guide public programming and outreach strategies.

This event is by invitation only.