Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western
Naval Command was the Chief Guest at the Annual Conference of the Indian
National Association for the Club of Rome, themed "Toward a Resource
Resilient India, at Mumbai says a release on 16th Nov."
The two day conference aims to deliberate on resource security and sustainable
use and management of natural resources in India. It seeks to highlight the
urgent and critical need for coherence in environmental policies and
Delivering the Inaugural Address at the International Conference Hall of
the Bombay Stock Exchange, Vice Admiral Luthra, brought out that resource
efficiency and resource sufficiency are critical prerequisites for achieving
resource security and resource inclusivity. He elaborated on the importance,
potential and threats facing the rapidly-growing, water-based 'Blue Economy',
which is in dire need of resource resilience. He highlighted the need for
'Greening the Blue Economy', by tapping into ocean-based alternative and
renewable sources of energy.
Vice Admiral Luthra also familiarised the audience with the Indian
Navy's 'Energy Conservation Roadmap' and various green initiatives being
undertaken across naval ships and establishments to ensure environmental
conservation and resource resilience. Established in 2011, the Indian National Association
for the Club of Rome is a non-profit organisation which aims to "act as a
global catalyst for change through the identification and analysis of the crucial
problems India is facing and communication of such problems to the most
important public and private decision makers as well as general public."