Zeenat Niazi is vice-president of Development Alternatives Group leads their policy studies and development action initiatives. Her work over two decades has focused on sustainable housing and habitats in rural and urban areas, community–based approaches to climate and disaster resilience and support for national, sub-national and local government governments in mainstreaming integrated planning for achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in India. Her key interests lie in the area of resource–efficient and people-centric development planning. Her core area of interest is in social and ecological systems and resilience approaches for development and her work in habitat planning now increasingly addresses the concern of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) systems through resource efficiency, the circular economy and equity concerns in resource access and distribution of SCP benefits.
Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:
Monday 3 June at 16.30-18.00: Building an enabling environment for circular businesses
Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Circular economy in construction