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, 2009
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Climate change institute for Delhi

Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

After creating its own action plan on climate change, Delhi is now  set to get an institute dedicated to research and planning on issues
related to climate change. “The Mahatma Gandhi Institute will be involved in research, planning, capacity building and imparting training on global warming issues and climate change. It will be under the department of Environment,” a senior department ofEnvironment official said. Further, the Energy Efficiency and   Renewable Energy Management Centre of the Delhi government, earlier geared towards integrated rural renewable energy, will now engage in partnerships and conduct research on non-fossil fuel energy development. “We recently advertised for a vacant post at the Centre,” the official said. On the occasion of World Biodiversity Day, 5,000 saplings were planted in city forest Garhi Mandu on the Yamuna banks. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off the drive and schoolchildren and Bhagidari partners turned out in the sweltering heat to go deep into the rural area for tree plantation.