The First 10 Years

CSD’s Pioneering Initiatives

  • First to bring out an Environment Report Card for Bangalore (2005 and again in 2012 with the partnership of IBM)
  • Set up an E-Waste Agency (EWA) to address the growing concerns of waste in the IT capital
  • Formulation of the Karnataka Climate Change Action Plan
  • First in India to be engaged to design a Food Safety Implementation Plan with a pilot project
  • First of its genre (sustainable development) to integrate ‘sustainable’ and ‘smart’ aspects leveraging technology through association with the global Smart Cities Council and launch Smart Cities Council – India in a focused endeavor to provide a vendor neutral platform to integrate and develop replicable smart cities. This marks CSD’s expanded strategy in sustainable urbanisation and foray into its next decade.


Year Achievement

  • 2003 Centre for Sustainable Development established
  • 2004 First project on Cleaner Production Programme for Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board conducted
  • 2005 First-of-its kind Environment Report Card for Bangalore released
  • Rain Water Harvesting Structures implemented in Gadag, Tumkur and Chitradurga
  • 2006 International Ecocity Conference
  • 2007 E-Waste Agency (EWA) formed
  • 2008 13 dry zone in-situ bio-diversity conservation sites established in Karnataka
  • 2009 Rural eco-sanitation and Decentralised Treatment System (DTS) under Global Environment Fund (GEF) United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) completed
  • 2009 National Urban Water Conference conducted
  • 2010 A lifestyle change approach initiative towards best water consumption practices adopted
  • 2011 Energy Symposium and Vendors’ Conclave conducted
  • 2012 Bangalore World Water Summit conducted
  • 2012 Karnataka Climate Change Action Plan
  • 2012 2nd Environment Report Card for Bangalore released
  • 2013 National Food Safety Forum conducted
  • 2013 Certified Advanced Training on Solar PV
  • 2013 Smart Cities Initiative