The Green Institute has an expertise on following urban developmental areas:
Smart City Development:
The Green Institute attempts to work as a partner institution for key stakeholders (governmental, non-governmental agencies, communities or community based organizations) to plan, design and develop smart cities and communities in Nepal. The Green Institute offers high-grade advisory or consulting services to key stakeholders (governmental, non-governmental agencies, communities or community based organizations) for planning, designing and building sustainable, green & smart cities and communities. Through world-class experts, engineers, architects, urban planners, urban economists and professionals associated with the Green Institute, it works on scientific urban design, planning and development. Additionally, it assists the government for urban policy reform to develop sustainable cities.
Green City Development:
The Green Institute will additionally focus on green city development for integrated urban environment improvement and management to make green cities and communities. In this context, the Green Institute will use knowledge, skills, ideas, expertise and past experiences of its core team members and advisers in promoting : household waste management (by transforming waste into compost),rain water harvesting, access to improved sanitation and clean water, renewable energy(solar and biogas), urban biodiversity conservation, cultural heritages conservation, environment friendly means of transportation and urban farming/gardening.
In this context, the Green Institute will invite and involve highly prominent environmental specialists and collaborate with concerned institutions to plan and implement integrated urban environment improvement and management initiatives, with an objective for green city development.
Sustainable City Development:
The Green Institute attempts to develop sustainable cities and communities by assisting the government and communities in achieving the targets set by United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) no : 11. With the contribution of the experts and consultants associated with the Green Institute and its partner institutions, it will attempt to assist the key urban developmental stakeholders to develop an action plan, apply a scientific, systematic, strategic planning approach for designing and implementation of smart, green and sustainable city developmental initiatives.
Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including earthquake. Despite its low contribution on GHGs emissions, the country is witnessing adverse impacts of climate change, which has amplified climate disasters. In this context, we provide technical advisory services, expertise and assistance to cities become more resilient to the environmental, physical, social, and economic challenges and enable cities to absorb recover and prepare for future shocks. We help to enable cities avoid and adapt to climate-related disasters, manage disaster risk and the impacts of climate change.
For strengthening urban resilience, we make a Rapid City diagnosis and research to better understand cities’ present status on urban resiliency. We assess city’s strengths, vulnerabilities, and exposure to different natural disasters and manmade threats in order to build their resilience. Then, we help cities improve their understanding of risk and the performance of urban systems and to identify priority actions that will enhance city’s resilience. We devise plan, policies, approaches and strategies to reduce exposure and vulnerability to shocks and increase cities’ adaptive capacity. In coordination with city governments, we also organize events like knowledge/skill development workshop for enhancing knowledge and skills and sharing best practice in improving urban resilience.