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The XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi will host number of events which will contribute to large scale carbon footprint. Key mitigation strategies are planned to reduce the ecological footprints, with special emphasis on energy, waste, procurement and awareness to ensure that environmental aspect is considered while planning and delivery of the Games.

Event Scope Delivery mode
Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi The Queen`s Baton Relay is held prior to the Commonwealth Games. There are two sectors to the Queen's Baton Relay 2010 Delhi
  • International sector
  • National sector
Given the carbon footprints associated with the various elements of the relay, it becomes important to formulate a green strategy to negate and negotiate these footprints. Additionally, it is very critical to leverage the large outreach platform provided by the relay in the national and international sector to communicate green themes and achievements of Delhi 2010 to a large population.
The opening and closing ceremonies The opening and closing ceremonies of the Games shall be the occasions wherein the world will have its sights set on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the venue for these events. It is on these occasions that a message will be delivered across continents. To supplement these large events, there will also be a series of other smaller ‘curtain raiser’ events as build ups to the main events. These events will result in large scale carbon footprint. The strategic objective of these events will be to optimally utilise these platforms by promoting and advertising the Green Games and also reach out to a large number of people to spread eco-awareness

The  table  below highlights the key initiatives proposed to minimise the environmental impact of these events

 

 

 

 


Vertical Key Initiatives
Energy
  • Extensive use of LEDs and CFLs to reduce energy consumption
  • Fireworks proposed to be replaced by eco-friendly alternatives, like laser shows or pyrolytic fireworks
Waste Management
  • Mandatory source segregation of waste through two bin systems
    1. Bio-degradable
    2. Non Bio-degradable
  • Manual back of house segregation would be done where source segregation does not yield satisfactory results
  • Recycling of non bio-degradable waste, like PET bottles, paper collected at venues, etc., through the approved vendors
  • Directives aimed at waste segregation and disposal to be given to venue owners.
Awareness
  • Green signage
  • Announce awards for most eco-compliant venue
  • Highlights of the Green Games achievements of Delhi 2010 through
  • – Audio visual fillers during shows

  • Integration of eco-cultural themes from different parts of India – (folk and tribal dances, for e.g. tiger dance), highlighting the eco-conscious culture of India
Carbon
  • Carbon neutrality kiosks for neutralising individual footprints
  • Carbon footprint calculated would be offset through appropriate mechanisms like plantation, credit purchase, etc.