India Faces Climate Change

It’s not too late to slow our warming climate — in India or around the world.

Millions of Indians are feeling the effects of droughts, floods, heat waves and polluted air

Without action, the effects of climate change have the potential to wreak havoc on India’s food supply, water resources, public health, and overall economy. Millions of people’s lives are at risk.

The World Bank forecasts prolonged droughts in some parts of the country as well as intense rainfall and flooding in others, both of which would have devastating effects on rural communities and large swaths of people along India’s coastline.

With warning calls growing louder and louder, India is not sitting idly by. The country has set a goal of having 40% of its power come from renewable resources – including solar and wind – by 2030.

Earth Day Network and India

Headquartered in Kolkata, our office here works year-round to build bridges to civic mobilization and leadership in the environmental movement. For Earth Day 2015, we worked with hundreds of partners in over 45 cities, rallying people to take part in the It’s Our Turn to Lead challenge — which called on citizens and organizations to make their cities cleaner and greener.

Right now, India needs more than awareness and solidarity. They need major grassroots efforts on the ground, legislative action in Parliament, and a groundswell of support from people like you. We can do this. And we will.

Earth Day Network- India has published two eBooks showcasing national, sustainable efforts by citizens around India.

eBook : Pathways to Green Cities

Volume I: Innovative Ideas from Urban India  (2014)

Volume II: Innovative Ideas from Urban India  (2015)

 

Learn about our women’s leadership program in India.

 

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