The Green Rating for Comprehensive Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Committee is an autonomous non-profit society that aims to promote and manage the development of sustainable buildings and habitats in India through GRIHA ratings. GRIHA has been recognized as India’s own green building rating system. The tool assesses the reduction in emission intensity through habitat. GRIHA is part of the “Nationally Determined Contributions” submitted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India to the UNFCCC to address climate change mitigation strategies.
For many years, the GRIHA committee has been co-organizing annual summits with well-known domestic and international entities such as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Ministry of Electricity; Ministry of New Energy and Renewable Energy; University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; Royal Danish Embassy; German International Cooperation Agency; Energy Efficiency Agency to review issues nationwide, with various stakeholders and the general public participating.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, a half-day event will be organized according to the appropriate agreement for COVID-19 this year. The theme of this year’s event is “Restoring the Green Economy”, which aims to initiate a dialogue to explore the adoption of decisive measures to surpass traditional GDP and measure its inclusiveness for green development.
Although climate is an extremely complex system, the negative effects of human activities have been very obvious in recent years, and the root cause of climate change has also been identified as a factor that increases the risk of epidemics. In 2020, global carbon dioxide emissions dropped sharply after COVID-19. Although the pain of economic disruption has been felt all over the world, the collapse has opened the eyes of climate-conscious companies-now more voices are calling for a sustainability-based recovery and that we need to use the new normal. Forced definitions to explain climate emergencies. In the face of severe recession and accelerated environmental challenges, a greener recovery can significantly enhance economic and social resilience. Simply put, a green economy is resource-efficient, low-carbon and socially inclusive. In this type of economy, income growth and employment will be driven by public and private investment to reduce carbon emissions, improve resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The overall goal of the transformation is to ensure economic growth and investment while maintaining environmental quality and social inclusiveness. The focus must be to direct our efforts to the use of technology for sustainable reconstruction.
The GRIHA event is scheduled to be held on December 10, 2021. It aims to provide a platform for distinguished guests to inspire the Green Building Brotherhood and the wider community to work towards restoring the green economy and “rebuilding better”.
News Source : MGS Architecture