ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE GREATER KOCHI REGION-THE DIRE NECESSITY, A GLOBAL TO LOCAL APPROACH

Fig 1. Screenshot of Guardian Environment Network Publication
Fig 2.Kochi Metropolitan Declared Area in Ernakulam District
Fig 3. Re-delineation proposed by the Greater Cochin Development Authority (Source GCDA Kochi)
Fig 4.Greater Kochi Region Identified under the aegis of MoEFCC(Source Dissemination Package by NEERI, Nagpur
Fig 5. Diminishing Urban Density Trend of Kerala State 1961–2011
Fig 6.Business-as-usual scenario of State of Kerala, Infographics
Table 1. EE and CC Status of the World and some Nations
  1. By following the methodologies and calculations done by UNDP and Global Footprint Network for the States, Metropolitan Regions and Local Bodies within the Region and Districts.
  2. By identifying and aggregating the broad and mutually exclusive indicators which are contributing to balanced human development, reducing the ecological footprint or both. There are environmental efficiency multiplying indicators such as the number of people covered by Mass Rapid Transport Systems, wherein both human development enhancements and ecological footprint reductions happen.
  3. Using the capabilities of Remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems(RS&GIS) it is possible to evaluate the EE&CC status of the region using mutually exclusive proxy indicators contributing to balanced human development, reducing ecological footprint or contributing to biological capacity of ecosystems.

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Public trust dedicated to bring the environment and development hand in hand through environmental efficiency and carrying capacity theories. By Dr May Mathew