Aiming towards creating a climate friendly future for Pune at the Green Energy Fair


More than 500 people visited the Green Energy Fair, organised in Pune city on 4 March 2015, with support from Pune Municipal Corporation and WWF – India, as part of the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) project. The fair, wherein essential information on various applications of renewable energy was shared with the citizens of Pune city, was inaugurated by the additional commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, Mr. Rajendra Jagtaap followed by a brief address by Mr. T.S. Panwar, WWF – India and Mr. Mangesh Dighe, Executive Engineer, Pune Municipal Corporation.


The aim of this program was to enhance stakeholder awareness regarding the city’s actions towards low carbon development, energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy. The event has also encouraged interaction of different stakeholders in the city including school students towards creating an environment and climate friendly future for the city. The event on its side-lines also featured a drawing competition amongst school students.


More than 90 students from different schools in Pune had participated in the competition and were asked to share their ideas and views through drawing and painting on the theme of ‘Dream city’. The competition saw some very interesting and creative entries by students. The winners of the competition were awarded by Pune Municipal Corporation.


Six exhibitors also participated in the fair where various renewable energy models like solar water heater, solar roof top, solar lanterns and other renewable energy devices of domestic use, models on waste to energy, energy efficiency etc. had been exhibited. Information on the usage, cost, availability, maintenance etc. of these devices has also been shared with the visitors. 


Pune is one of the finalist cities along with Thane and Rajkot for the Earth Hour City Challenge and has displayed remarkable commitment towards environment related issues by taking bold and innovative actions in this direction. Pune’s determination towards low carbon and sustainable initiatives such as its Eco-Housing program for green buildings and traffic management solutions such as BRTs have all contributed to the city’s position as a finalist city.  Its Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) is another major initiative that evaluates non-motorised as well as mass transport options in Pune. Pune also has a dedicated Energy Saving Cell which has been established to guide energy projects. The thrust on energy efficient street lighting and effective waste management have also been few of the other significant actions demonstrated by the city.   


Pune is also one of the running contenders for the We Love Cities Campaign where people from across the globe are voting for their favourite city from among the EHCC finalists. People can simply visit to cast their vote. 


Click here for more information on the Earth Hour City Challenge.



Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7
53113 Bonn
T: +49-228/97 62 99-00
F.+49-228/97 62 99-01 Email:
European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Brussels Office
Av. de Tervuren 35
1040 Bruxelles
Berlin Office
St. Oberholz ROS Team Room 4.02 Rosenthaler Str. 72a 10119 Berlin, Germany
Physical address:
3 Knowledge Park
Century City
Cape Town
South Africa
Postal address:
PO Box 5319
South Africa
Canada Office
401 Richmond St. W
Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8, Canada
USA Office
536 Wynkoop St.
Suite 901
Denver, Colorado
USA 80202
Mexico, Central American and Caribbean Secretariat
Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas 13 Building Miguel Abed, Floor 5 Office 506 and 507, Col. Centro, CP 06050 Del. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
Colombia Office
Área Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá Carrera 53 N° 40A - 31 Medellín, Antioquia – Colombia
ICLEI Argentina
Boulevard Gálvez, 1150 Planta Alta. Santa Fe, Argentina
South America Secretariat Brazil Project Office
Rua Ibiraçu, 226, Vila Madalena
São Paulo / SP - Brazil
CEP 05451-040
South Asia Secretariat
Ground Floor, NSIC-STP Complex NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate New Delhi – 110020, India
East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
Southeast Asia Secretariat
c/o The Manila Observatory Ateneo de Manila University Campus Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Manila, Philippines
ICLEI Indonesia Project Office
Rasuna Office Park III WO. 06-09 Komplek Rasuna Epicentrum Jl. Taman Rasuna Selatan, Kuningan DKI Jakarta, 12960, Indonesia
Oceania Secretariat
Level 1, 200 Little Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Associate Partnership
Associate Partnership
Associate Partnership
Associate Partnership
Associate Partnership
ICLEI membership application
ICLEI membership application
ICLEI membership application
ICLEI membership application
ICLEI membership application
Want to be a model?
Want to be a model?
Want to be a model?
Want to be a model?
Want to be a model?
ICLEI membership online application form
ICLEI membership online application form
ICLEI membership online application form
ICLEI membership online application form
ICLEI membership online application form