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WELCOME TO THE CLIMATE PROJECT FOUNDATION
OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING, SO SHOULD WE | TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Human caused climate change is one of the biggest, most pervasive threats in the world and South Asia is amongst the most vulnerable region to impacts of climate change. Now, the onus is on us to act and mitigate the impacts of climate change for a better future for the upcoming generations. We believe that the simplest path to act on climate change is by collective committed actions however small.
We have strategically aligned all our initiatives in order to create awareness, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change and create leaders of the future who will be taking the baton fighting the cause. Our programmes and initiatives like Green Campus Program, Tree Plantation, Water Conservation, Teachers’ Training Program, all have been developed keeping the same in view.
“Solving the climate crisis is within our grasp,
but we need people like you to stand up and act”
- AL GORE
Climate Reality Leaders in India & South Asia
Climate Reality Leaders, Globally
YOUTH FOR EARTH WINNERS
Our Youth for Earth campaign for the 2023 edition culminated at the International Conference for Sustainability Education in New Delhi on 20 September 2023.
We cannot wait to introduce the young minds from different schools and universities who have incessantly worked tirelessly for 6 months to bring out creative and inspiring projects aligning with SDG 13.
By involving their community and fostering inclusivity towards change, they have all worked to bring about positive change beyond their campuses.
Congratulations to all our winners! We applaud these young champions and future leaders towards their journey in sustainability
PRINCIPAL’S CONCLAVE IN
On the occasion of World Environment Day, The Climate Project Foundation organized the first ever Principal’s Conclave on Climate Change and Sustainability in Govt. Degree College, Pampore, Kashmir. This event was attended by Principals from 20 schools of various districts- Anantnag, Shopian, Ganderbal, Awantipora, Pulwama, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora & Kishtwar.
The keynote speaker Ms Rekha Lalla shared her views on climate change: The New Reality. It was an overview session on Science, Impacts and solutions which was followed by Q/A session and group discussion in which the attendees actively participated. Ms. Lalla spoke on teachers’ training programs and resources available to teach SDG and climate change in the classrooms. She spoke at length about Green Schools and the way forward to build a sustainable environment inside the educational institutes.
The event was organized with the help of Climate Reality Leader Mr. Nadeem Qadri who gave a sneak preview of the initiatives taken by his organization- Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF). He said that with cooperation of The Climate Reality Project India & South Asia, the Green School Program shall make a difference in Kashmir.
YOUTH FOR EARTH TEAMS CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Youth has the 'Power to Change the Future.' These words were quite apparent as The Climate Project Foundation and Mobius Foundation celebrated World Environment Day with them. More than 150 teams, who registered for this year's edition of the Youth For Earth (Y4E) championship, a flagship contest for youth to find solutions for climate crises at local levels, joined in with great enthusiasm and shared their ideas for the betterment of Mother Earth. This year's theme is also SDG 13, Climate Action, thus, the session served as a perfect start to their on-groundwork with more motivation coming from projects that won in the last year’s
edition. The winners for the Y4E championship will be decided based on the scale of the project, its impacts, and replicability potential. Keep watching this space as well as our social media handles to know more.
SEMINAR ON ‘ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AND CLIMATE FINANCE’
On the 1st of June, The Climate Project Foundation (TFPF) was invited by Sangam - Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship initiative of Niti Aayog, the Government’s policy institute to support and nurture budding talents on climate resilient technologies that promise to find the rightful solutions to climate change. The session focused on various financial streams available to support these technology-based start-ups. Bhavesh Swami, represented TCPF and shared bilateral, multilateral, and various government schemes available under the banner of ‘Climate Finance’ with World Bank, IFC, and SIDBI offering money to such projects/Startups and manufacturing entities.
MOU WITH KR MANGALAM UNIVERSITY
The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF), New Delhi, KR Mangalam University, Sohna, Haryana, and the Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation (ECPFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on spreading awareness about environmental issues and implementing sustainability programs in the university campus.
On 17th April 2023, the trio came forward with an initiative to curb the climate crisis. The objectives of this partnership include raising awareness among the students, faculty, and surrounding community on issues such as climate change, conservation of natural resources, use of renewable energy resources, solid waste management, water conservation and rainwater harvesting, tree plantation, e-mobility, and similar other issues.
The partners will work together to implement the "Green Campus Program," a transformative process that aims to build a sustainable campus by implementing renewable energy solutions through solar panels, rainwater harvesting, waste segregation and composting on campus, development of green spaces, and improving air quality. Read More
COP27: A Choice for Hope
A devastating climate crisis, war, and global energy crises have made the UN's COP 27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt a moment of choice for world leaders this November.
The answer cannot be more of the fossil fuels that got us here.
Not with countries seeing climate change induced floods, rains, and unprecedented heat waves. Not with Europe on fire and Asia and the Americas slammed by deadly storms. Not with rising temperatures fuelling rising injustice across the Earth. It’s no more an emergency, it is a climate catastrophe, if we do not wake up still.
It's time for a new way forward. For world leaders at COP 27 to choose hope over fear and fossil fuels. To accelerate the just transition to clean energy that can stop rising temperatures and build a better world for us all. Now, while we still have time.
- Thu, 05 OctNoida05-Oct-2023, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pmNoida, C-29 & 75, C Block, Sector 8, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, India
CLIMATE ACTION STORIES
8800 KILOMETRES ON BIODIESEL
By CRL Avinash Narayanswamy
Worldwide, biodiesel has slowly but surely gained importance as a green alternative to petroleum diesel & is thus being accepted as an environmentally friendly fuel. However, in spite of closely being related to petroleum diesel in terms of physical & chemical properties, biodiesel continues to be sidelined in many parts of the world & especially in India mainly due to various reasons such as pricing, availability & warranty on the engine & other parts of the car not being covered when switched to biodiesel from petroleum diesel.
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