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- The Guardians of Biological Diversity
Image Courtesy: Pixabay At the 2023 session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), the UN Secretary-General António Guterres lauded indigenous peoples for their pioneering efforts in protecting nature and preserving biodiversity. The Secretary-General recognized the crucial role of indigenous people and local communities as guardians of the world’s biodiversity, particularly in regions like the Amazon, the Sahel, and the Himalayas. Many of the world’s major biodiversity hotspots are located in areas inhabited or controlled by indigenous peoples. Traditional Indigenous Territories cover around 22 percent of the Earth’s land surface and hold 80 percent of its biodiversity. Moreover, the greatest diversity of indigenous groups can be found in the largest tropical forest wilderness areas across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Indigenous Peoples and communities legally own 11 percent of the world’s forest lands, presenting an opportunity to expand biodiversity conservation efforts beyond protected areas. Image Courtesy: Pexels Involving indigenous peoples as experts in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management can result in comprehensive and cost-effective practices worldwide. Territories with secured land rights have demonstrated better conservation outcomes compared to adjacent lands. The Global Biodiversity Framework has recognized the full and effective involvement of indigenous communities in meeting global targets and emerging biodiversity governance. Indigenous peoples possess valuable solutions to the climate crisis, given their ancestral knowledge and wisdom, and have a key role in climate change mitigation and adaptation around the world. Preserving vast forested areas not only aligns with climate change objectives but also respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples and conserves biodiversity. The full involvement of indigenous peoples in the climate change agenda has been mandated by the UNFCCC at the Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26). Image Courtesy: Pexels Despite their significant contributions to the environment, indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable groups affected by climate change. However, their ancestral territories often exhibit resilient landscape designs that can withstand the negative impacts of climate change. Over time, Indigenous Peoples have developed adaptation models and genetic varieties of plants and animals with natural resistance to climatic and ecological variability. Indigenous Peoples, as custodians of 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity, possess traditional expertise in adapting to, mitigating, and reducing climate risks. Their knowledge and practices sustain biodiversity and inform scientific research and management approaches. Indigenous peoples contribute to biodiversity conservation through various means. They act as stewards of the land, employing sustainable practices like selective harvesting, rotational farming, and controlled burning to maintain ecosystem health and productivity. Additionally, they collaborate with governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to actively engage in conservation efforts and advocate for the protection of biodiversity and indigenous rights. However, indigenous peoples face significant challenges in biodiversity conservation. The loss of traditional lands and territories remains a major obstacle, leading to ecosystem fragmentation and degradation. Factors such as land grabbing, resource extraction, and climate change contribute to this loss, adversely impacting both biodiversity and indigenous livelihoods. Additionally, indigenous peoples are often marginalized and excluded from decision-making processes related to biodiversity conservation, despite being crucial stakeholders and knowledge-holders. Image Courtesy: Pexels To address these challenges, it is crucial to support indigenous peoples’ efforts in conserving biodiversity and protecting their rights. This includes recognizing and respecting their rights to traditional lands and territories, involving them in decision-making processes, revitalizing and transmitting indigenous knowledge and practices, and fostering partnerships and collaborations among indigenous peoples, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders. Image Courtesy: Pixabay By recognizing their rights, supporting the revitalization of their knowledge and practices, and promoting collaborative approaches, we can ensure the continued health and productivity of our planet’s ecosystems, benefiting all inhabitants, including indigenous peoples. About the Author: Rituraj Phukan is an environmental writer, adventurer & naturalist based out of Assam. He serves as the National Coordinator for Biodiversity, Climate Reality India and is a member of the IUCN.
- Trophic Rewilding: Rethinking Natural Climate Solutions
Co-creating values of co-existence is the first step towards preserving biodiversity. Image Source: Pixabay and Canva for graphics The Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting warming to 1.5 C focuses on reaching net-zero CO2 emissions by transitioning to renewable energy generation by 2050 and stopping deforestation and land conversion to prevent the emissions of carbon already stored in ecosystems. However, even if fully implemented, current commitments will still take us beyond a catastrophic 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Besides, more measures are required, including ‘negative emissions’ solutions that remove and store up to 500 Gt of atmospheric CO2 by the turn of the century, to negate the heat-trapping potential of the already extant CO2 in the atmosphere. In this context, one recent paper “Trophic rewilding can expand natural climate solutions” presents scientific evidence to show that protecting and restoring wild animals and their functional roles can enhance natural carbon capture and storage. The researchers called for new thinking that includes restoring and conserving wild animals and their ecosystem roles as key components of natural climate solutions. The paper asserts that while natural climate solutions can arrest climate change by protecting and enhancing carbon capture and storage in plants, soils, and sediments in ecosystems, while also protecting habitats and landscapes to conserve the diversity of wildlife species, we must now pay attention to the role animals play in controlling the carbon cycle. Wild animals, especially terrestrial and marine mammals, and marine fish, also have consequential effects with a diversity of functional roles in the ecosystem. The authors explain that using wild animal conservation explicitly to enhance carbon capture and storage is known as ‘animating the carbon cycle’ and requires the creation of dynamic landscapes. Protecting and restoring the ability of animal species to reach ecologically meaningful densities so that as they move and interact with each other and fulfill their functional roles in ecosystems is known as trophic rewilding. Image Courtesy: Author The current focus of trophic rewilding on larger-bodied wild vertebrates like whales, elephants, bison, tiger, wolves, etc., is because of their larger ecological effects, sensitivity to human exploitation, habitat loss, etc., and because rewilding these require challenging interventions compared to restoring plant biomass and diversity. The authors see a huge scope for expansion of natural climate solutions and rewilding, as wild animal species occur in all ecosystems, and the variety of locally relevant, community-led initiatives, depending on the prevalence of diverse species in different regions. The authors also underlined the need to consider the complexities associated with trophic rewilding because some species’ impacts may vary across ecosystems. Another concern is that trophic rewilding of large herbivores will increase methane release unless it occurs with measured reductions in domestic livestock. There is an urgency for further research, policy changes, and implementation because we are losing populations of many animal species just as we are discovering how much they functionally impact carbon capture and storage. Image Source: Canva Trophic rewilding solutions represent the convergence of action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Global Biodiversity Framework, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Deploying natural climate solution-based projects is more likely to create an opportunity to address regional inequalities. The return of the great mammals to their historic populations will have trophic cascading impacts and ensure long-term planetary health and human wellbeing. About the Author: Rituraj Phukan is an environmental writer, adventurer & naturalist based out of Assam. He serves as the National Coordinator for Biodiversity, Climate Reality India and is a member of the IUCN.
- Investing in Planet = Investing in the Future
Nature as an Element for Learning, Connecting & Resilience: EfS is Imperative Image Couresty: Pixabay It is never late to learn, but it is good to start early. By writing such an oxymoron-ic statement, I am trying to stir the need to segregate the realization and methodologies of execution for a better approach towards an effective start. Many people who already are parents and those expecting to-become parents soon, must acknowledge the significance of nature and environment in the art of parenting. Everything that we consume or use, be it vegetables, fruits, water, air, and other resources, are all from nature. Nothing more we can do towards nature than cultivating the art of gratefulness towards it by being sensible and sustainable. To make this simple process more efficient, we need to start early. Right from their birth, children should be inculcated with the attitude of realizing the values of gifts nature bestows upon us. What could be the best way of thanking than integrating the same in the system of education? Sustainability education unlocks a lot of doors for everyone on Earth to decipher solutions to problems that look even impossible to be bent. It encompasses a broad range of topics, including climate change, biodiversity, resource conservation, and sustainable development. It aims to provide individuals with an understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic, and environmental systems, and to equip them with the tools to make informed decisions and take action to address environmental challenges. Hence, it has immense potential to transform lives and our future. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), a program by United Nations, underlines the system of education that encourages a sustainable and just society for all, through knowledge, skills, attitude, and values. If developed and implemented properly, ESD can become a powerful tool against the climate crisis and its impacts. ESD aims at a balanced future. Its objective is to equip the present and future generations to meet their needs using a balanced and integrated approach toward economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainable development. As a component of measurement, ESD is an indicator for SDG 12 (Sustainable Development Goals) which stands for “responsible consumption and production.” Of 11, 8th target of SDG 12 aims at making people aware of sustainable development and lifestyles, with relevant information and harmony with nature. This goes without saying that all of this wouldn’t be possible without a strategic scheme of education. As Fredrich Froebel has emphasized that educational environment plays an important role in the development of a child’s mind and body, then why not start this process of strategic learning from their preschool and primary days? Image Courtesy: Green Campus Program team, The Climate Project Foundation The relation between nature and humans renders two-way impacts. Our actions, and nature’s resources. Nature, through its abundance and love, provides ample opportunities to children to connect with them (nature) and themselves. Not through rote memorization, but through unstructured free-play with nature and its systems, children improve their thought processes, creativity, comprehension, and sensibilities toward sustainable living. Let the child decide which path to walk inside the biodiversity parks, of course, you follow and guide them. At least, with this freedom of choice, they would know what they feel there and are curious about. Another activity in the nature trails could be letting them analyze the variety of flowers, leaves, trees, birds, etc. they witness during their trails. By asking them to maintain a scrapbook of the same (maybe a sample leaf, stem, or anything else), you teach the attitude of valuing nature. This lets them connect. I would like to cite an example here. Four-year-old Kashvi spent her weekends with her parents on a seashore. There, she drank tender coconut water as her father mentioned that coconut trees are abundantly found in such regions. She saw fishermen catching varieties of fish. She also created a sandcastle by mashing, cupping, mixing, and molding wet and dry sand. She loved the texture. She also collected conches from the seashore and made a neckpiece out of some of them. She used the remaining shells in decorating her pen stand. Observe! Right from getting the essence of natural beauty, here, Kashvi learned several other things, including sustainable crafts, flora and fauna, and others. Just one visit of free-play (topped with guidance) increased her knowledge bank. There is one of the programs that is close to my heart as it transforms lives of children and youth by transforming the campuses of schools, colleges, and Universities and guides them to tread the path of Net Zero or Low Carbon Future. The Climate Project Foundation (TCPF) — India and South Asia branch has a flagship program, known as the “Green Campus Program (GCP).” GCP enables schools and colleges to conserve natural resources like water and biodiversity, optimize energy efficiency, manage waste, and educate about climate change and sustainability while addressing the well-being of the students as compared to conventional educational institutes.” The vision and mission of this program is to create a sustainable tomorrow. TCPF believes that the climate crisis needs long-term and highly impactful solutions, and there is no better tool to resolve it than do it through education. To inculcate the values and bring about behavioral changes in our future generations making them more planet-sensible, TCPF is setting perfect examples right there in the campuses through physical and behavioral changes through GCP. Image Courtesy: Green Campus Program team, The Climate Project Foundation “GCP serves as an effective transformative catalyst. As the name suggests, the objective of the program is to transform conventional campuses into green campuses. It is a platform wherein schools/Colleges are suggested measures to improve the sustainability factor and green practices on the core parameters of water, energy, waste management, biodiversity, air quality, and wellness. GCP also imparts climate change education to teachers as well as students. The best part is students get involved in the process. They can calculate their carbon footprints, change their lifestyle bring in behavioural changes to make this Earth a better place to live for all living beings.,” shared Rekha Lalla, Program Manager — GCP, TCPF. As a perfect catalyst of STEM education, nature contributes to children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. It boosts critical thinking, problem-solving attitude, creativity, enthusiasm, and relationship skills among others. Fresh air, sunlight, oxygen, and greenery can push children to get into physical activities with their friends or groups. They may run and play; climb trees or hug them; dip their feet in the water; splash water from the spring collected in their cupped palms; or simply lay down and gaze at the clouds to create their own imaginary world. Any child or any person, who has spent a substantial amount of time in nature or natural patches, knows the real meaning of connection, freedom, happiness, and serenity. Ambitious SDGs have a universal agenda to transform the world for the better, and the challenge it has issued is to provide all children with quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education by 2030. Nature-based education offers a platform that blends quality with learning. Tapping the emotional wellness, nature helps in reducing anger, anxiety, impulsive nature, stress, disorderly behavior, and negative thinking. Nature dons plentiful health benefits, including a healthy heart and mind. It is the best pillow, mattress or quilt to improve your coping skills and resilience. A simple barefoot walk on green grass can stimulate reflexology further reducing pain and inflammation. Likewise basking under the sun improves the level of Vitamin D, which further helps in balancing mood, motivation, strengths, and positivity. Walking, jogging, exercising, or sprinting in a lush green park or biodiversity park alleviates oxygen levels stimulating brainpower and working as a stress buster. A picnic spot in the lap of nature is incomparable! Outdoors is magical and so is indoors. Image Courtesy: Pixabay The pandemonium of pandemic COVID has put a thick cloak of suspicion on outdoor activities. The limitations or restrictions of staying indoors have affected the overall development of the children. However, the good news is that one can still stay connected to nature and be sustainable even while indoors. Indoor air-purifying plants can help children breathe better-quality of oxygen. Children can still be taught to be responsible towards nature by participating in upcycling and waste management activities that take place at home. Simply by knowing when to turn off the lights and water taps and more, you make them responsible towards nature. Make a few bottle planters with them and make them part of your daily gardening activities, especially for vegetables and fruits. This will help them understand how food grows and gets into their plates. Acknowledging natural elements like birch, sand, leaves, rocks, pebbles, etc. is another way. Listen to the natural sounds and they calm the mind and senses. How does a cuckoo or a cow sound? How does a flowing river sound? Let them hear and register in their memory of formative years and during primary education that gradually transitions to secondary and higher education. You can also give them near-to-reality experiences through 3D or Augmented Reality systems (especially, books), as these will help them observe and learn better. Expose them to crafts and art with nature. Be it indoors or outdoors, one can stay connected with nature. The will to do so should be strong and backed by thorough understanding of the reason. The idea is to stay connected with nature by incorporating the EfS approach (Education for Sustainability) that brings together students, schools, and communities with the values and motivation to step up for sustainability-related actions starting with their personal lives and scaling it up to the community and worldwide, starting now. Moreover, the opportunity for green jobs is expanding day by day. They are well-paying too. This underlines the fact that they will get a humongous amount of scope to implement their learning professionally and make a living. However, this cannot be a one-way process. There must be a holistic approach for this. The entire ecosystem of pedagogy should have students, teachers, Heads/ Deans/ Principals, parents, and communities intertwined so as to have a positive fission reaction in the co-creation of a greener future. Image Courtesy: Green Campus Program team, The Climate Project Foundation It is never late for either the parents, teachers, or schools to begin teaching their children keeping an angle of sustainability in mind — anyone can start EfS anyway at any growing age of a child. This is how a positive behavioral and attitudinal change in them can be nurtured so they can visualize the world in a much better way and undertake decisions accordingly. Lastly, this is how impacts can be seen, felt, and optimized. All it requires are your time and dedicated efforts. It goes without saying, by investing ourselves for sustainability education, we’re not only investing in our planet but also investing in our future. This Earth Day, we have pledged to be invested in our planet and be proactive in the transformative journey. Image Courtesy: Pixabay About the Author The author, Smruti S Samantray, a Climate Reality Leader, The Climate Reality Project, who has been advocating sustainability education, esp. in the preschool segment, and in the allied areas of sustainability for more than seven years now. Academically, she has pursued Master’s in Mass Communication, and Environmental Law. Currently, she is working as Manager — Communication & Collaborations, The Climate Reality Project — India & South Asia branch. Professionally, she is known in the domain of marketing communications for her innovative/ creative initiatives, since ten years. She has counseled approximately 3000 students and 1500 parents on choosing the right career paths. She has written 3500+ feature stories along with research papers (one of them published with Cambridge Scholar Publishing), and reviewed 40+ books. She is very enthusiastic, and passionately working towards communication in the sphere of sustainability and CSR.
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- Green Campus Program | The Climate Project Foundation
PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY ON CAMPUS GREEN CAMPUS PROGRAM “Green Campus Program enables schools and colleges to conserve natural resources like water and biodiversity, optimize energy efficiency, manage waste and educate about climate change and sustainability while addressing well-being of the students as compared to conventional educational institutes.” Green Campus Program (GCP) is a flagship program of the Climate Project Foundation. In our vision and mission of creating a sustainable tomorrow, GCP serves as an effective transformative catalyst. As the name suggests, the objective of the program is to transform the conventional campuses into green campuses. We believe that the climate crisis needs long-term and highly impactful solutions, and there is no better tool to resolve it than education. To inculcate the values and bring about behavioural changes in our future generations making them more planet-sensible, we are setting examples right there in the campuses through physical and behavioural changes. Rayat Shikshan Sanstha - Maharashtra Chitkara University - Punjab GREEN CAMPUS AWARDS 2022-2023 Here comes the second edition of Green Campus Awards 2022-23! We are excited to announce the winners. Raising the curtains!! Congratulations to all the schools for successfully completing their journey of transformin g their campuses into green and sustainable ones. We express our gratitude for the hard work, comprehension, and efforts invested in this transformation right from adapting green measures to being part of the audits. A resounding round of applause to all those involved in making this happen. We hope you would carry the legacy of treading the green path forward in the times to come and inspire other schools to do so. We look forward to a continued relationship of working towards creating a low-carbon and sustainable future. Let's have a big round of applause, once again HOW IT WORKS? AWARENESS The first step in the Green Campus Program is to make the teachers aware about the science, impacts and solutions of climate change through a one day training program. After which they can take up an online program to learn further and test their knowledge. The teachers are also provided with online educational resources which builds their confidence to take the message of the climate crisis and solution to the classrooms. Teachers Training Program It is a half-day workshop on climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the six thematic areas of green campus. Educational Resources Teachers are provided with Online Teaching Resources like Posters, Infographics, Comics, Workbooks, and Booklets. Online Program Teachers are offered a free Online Certification course on climate change to learn more about the issue and in-hand solutions. ACTION Through GCP, we enable schools and colleges to conserve natural resources like water and biodiversity; optimize energy efficiency; manage waste; and educate about climate change and sustainability, while addressing the well-being of the students as compared to conventional educational institutes. Air Quality Index Bio Diversity Water Management Energy Efficiency Waste Management Health & Wellness ACCOLADES After the evaluation, the certification recognizes the impacts of ideas and practices, followed by which, The Climate Project Foundation would recognize the campus as Green and award the institution with a certificate and trophy. Based on the results, a rating is provided for each Green Campus certified school & college. Download Brochure Register Now Contact Us IMPACT OF GCP 186 Tonnes waste not going to landfill 4.6 MW Solar energy capacity 2.7 Lakh Liters of Rain water harvesting capacity 13.02 Acres of Green Area 91000+ Students reached GCP PRESENCE ACROSS INDIA 200+ SCHOO LS UNDE RTAKING THE PROGRAM 1000+ REGISTERED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 11000+ TEACHERS TRAINED GREEN CAMPUS AWARDS The Journey to become a Green school is about understanding, taking conscious decisions and committing towards making sustainable choices for a better future for our planet. We are thrilled to see schools, colleges taking the path of sustainability, understanding the urgency to act on climate change and making physical transformations to their campuses. Since its inception in 2019, we have awarded more than 50 schools for their commendable work in converting their conventional school campuses into Green Campuses and 1000+ campuses have embarked on the journey. We have also been joined by mammoth institutions like Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha and Kalgidhar Trust for the program. Let’s have a look at our winners- 2022-2023 2021-2022 2019-2020 GCP A WARDS 2022-2023 Full List Up Up PLATINUM T.I. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Maharishi International Residential School, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu GOLD Bal Bhavan Public school, Mayur Vihar, Delhi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Atmakuri Rama Rao School, Hyderabad, Telangana Bhavan's Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities & Commerce Sainikpuri East Point School, Dallupura, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi The Kalyani School, Manjari (Budruk), Near Hadapsar,Pune, Maharashtra KIIT World School, Sohna Road, Gurugram, Haryana Point Calimere International School, North Madavilagam, Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, Shanti Niketan, New Delhi SD Public School, Lal Mandir, Patel Nagar, New Delhi S D Vidya School, C-217, Baraula, Sector 49, Noida, Uttar Pradesh TVS Academy, SIPCOT 2nd Phase, Bathalapalli Krishnagiri, Dt, Hosur, Tamil Nadu Venkateshwar International School, Sector 18 Dwarka, New Delhi The Shriram Universal School,Hyderabad The Camford International School Global City international school, Bengaluru, Karnataka The Sriram School, Noida Vels Vidyashram, Dharga Rd, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Suddhananda Vidyalaya - Uthandi, Chennai SILVER Agurchand Manmull Jain school, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Dayawati Modi Public School, Hapur Road, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh Kothari International School, Sector 50, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Loreto House, 7, Sir William Jones Sarani, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya, Bharata Mata College Road, Thrikkakara, NPOL Campus, Ernakulam, Kerala Explore International school The Shriram Millennium School, Gurugram Vidya Devi Jindal school, Hisar, Haryana Poddar International school -Wakad, Pune Maharashtra Modern Public School, Delhi Sofia Public School, Bengaluru, Karnataka BRONZE Suncity School Sector – 54, Suncity, Township, Gurugram, Haryana Bright Avenue School, Delhi - Rohtak Rd, Jakhoda, Bahadurgarh, Haryana GREEN CAMPUS PROGRAM GALLERY
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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 OUR IMPACTS 11000+ Teachers Trained 1500+ Climate Reality Leaders in India & South Asia 200000+ Trees Planted 45000+ Climate Reality Leaders, Globally MOU WITH KR MANGALAM UNIVERSITY & ECPFO 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 YOUTH FOR EARTH 2023 The Climate Project Foundation in collaboration with the Mobius Foundation has come up with a new edition of our highly successful youth campaign, ‘Youth for Earth 2023’. We at Climate Reality India believe that Youth can be the most important and active medium to drive a revolution for climate action and bring about positive change. The Youth For Earth Campaign aims to motivate the young ones to identify environmental problems in their community or campuses, come up with innovative solutions and provide a platform to showcase the impact of their climate actions. So, if you are a student of a school/college, comes under the age group 14 years to 30 years and have a keen desire to do something to make your surrounding environment better through your climate actions, do register with us. Winners will be announced and awarded at the coveted International Conference for Sustainability Education event 2023. Time to ACT is NOW! Know more Register Now NEW STORY 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. 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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. Read More BLOGS Elsie Gabriel Save Oceans, Protect our Future Although oceans appear limitless, they are not immune to the damage that we cause to them. Every year, tons of waste get dumped in the... Rituraj Phukan SDG Report 2022: Climate Action, One of the Two ‘Green’ Areas for India For the second year in a row, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not showing any progress. The Sustainable Development Report... Gaurab Talukdar, Smruti S Samantray Tale of Assam Floods Speaks of Deep Scars of Trauma & Sufferings The deluge in Assam not a new occurrence as it takes place every year. 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