According to a statement released by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the council conducted the study of energy status in 53 Asian cities. In Pune, the PMC gave all relevant information to the council. Of the 53 cities where the study was conducted, 40 were in India while 13 were from neighbouring Butan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The analysis of the information collected was tabled at a recently held conference in Ahemdabad. The study concludes by suggesting that citizens need to adopt environment-friendly measures to tackle the issue of climate change and global warming. It said that there should be optimum use of solar energy, wind and natural factors.
Private vehicles, public transport and bicycle should run on LPG and CNG, minimal use of plastic and less waste of power. Environment-friendly use of energy will help reduce carbon emission and tackle climate change.
The statement says the council was supported by the British High Commission for preparing the report on carbon emission in 53 Asian cities. The report will be tabled at a conference in Copenhagen on climate change.