With increasing population and rural to urban migration there are more people living in squatter settlements and slums in high risk prone zones within urban and peri-urban areas. Stark reality of increasing poverty, water and energy crisis would need increasing efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change and necessary shift to adopt sustainable development. According to the report by (UNHABITAT, 2011) cities produce about 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) worldwide and that if cities are a major part of the cause and are suffering the most impacts, it must play a primary role in finding appropriate solutions.
Sustainable development would require new levels of attention from individuals as consumer of goods and services as well as from actors who have been less traditionally engaged in food and agriculture decisions, including professional planners and local and regional authorities. (Marielle Dubbeling, 2013). However in order for it to become a participatory process, raising awareness about the current issues is the first step and that is what we do through various initiatives. To bring in right behavioural changes and p the awareness – Trainings on various Climate change and sustainable development themes are conducted. More over hands on workshops and environment conservation initiatives involving citizen participation are planned and executed under: Eco-Lab – a social enterprise for citizens participation. The hands on initiative also conducted for corporate’s on demand under their CSR activity.