Ramphal Institute Virtual RoundtableAgriculture and Air Pollution in the Commonwealth

Thu, 25 February 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 GMT

This webinar investigates measures Commonwealth countries can implement to effectively reduce air pollution from agricultural practices. Speakers include: Dr. Alice Akinyi Kaudia:  The first Environment Secretary for the government of Kenya. Currently, the coordinating Co-Chair of Africa Integrated Assessment of Air Pollution and Climate Change; a partnership project between UNEP, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Stockholm Environment Institute and the African Union. Mr. Kolluru Krishan: Chairman, CVC India Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and has over 30 years of experience in Infrastructure, Power, Bioenergy, Oil & Gas Sectors. Ralph Birkhoff: Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer for Alquimi Renewables, LLC, a US/Caribbean based project development and holding company specializing in climate resilient protected agriculture and integrated renewable energy systems in the Caribbean and global Island States. Register for the event and read more

Webinar: Transport (Aviation and Shipping) and Air Pollution

The Ramphal Institute hosted a successful first Ramphal virtual round table (webinar) on Transport (Aviation and Shipping) and Air Pollution under the Commonwealth Programme to Improve Urban Air Quality project. The event was moderated by David Gomez, Director of the Institute, and featured Dr. Lucy Gilliam of Transport & Environment, Dr. John Calleya of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Michael Wanyama of Auto-safety Uganda. The panel discussed measures currently being undertaken to reduce transport related air pollution by national and municipal governments in Commonwealth countries, watch the webinar…read more

Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have proven problematic for many developing countries, either because of the lack of resources, or the political will to do so. Local governments have a key role to play in implementing the SDGs, and Commonwealth Heads of Government “have given high level recognition to the role of local government in helping to realize Commonwealth political and development goals.” This brief by Dr Carl Wight, a Trustee with the Ramphal Institute, discusses this issue in more detail…read more

Current projects

  • Ramphal Institute Air Pollution Symposium Series