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KOCHI: The New Delhi Commonwealth Games would be the first green games adopting eco-friendly practices, said Jiji Thompson, Special Director General, Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games.
Mr. Thompson was speaking at a media briefing held here on Monday.
This would be the first “consumption-neutral” event through sustainable action and demonstration of eco-consciousness in the decision-making process. The organisers will be focusing on waste management, forestation, anti-litter campaigns, sustainable transport, use of renewable energy sources and efficient water management, Mr. Thompson said.
All the 2,000 vehicles for transporting athletes and officials will run on compressed natural gas.
The games authorities have signed an MoU with the United Nations Environmental Programme to assist in the delivery of the Green Games Mandate. The Green Games initiative will be implemented at all competition and non-competition venues. All the venues are being developed using principles of sustainable site planning, design and construction of buildings, he said.
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