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With ever-increasing emissions, be it for electricity generation, manufacturing or transportation, air pollution is on the rise. India is one of the top countries with the worst air quality in terms of PM level and other harmful gaseous pollution. There are serious implications of air pollution on human health, and responsible for seven million deaths per year. But, with responsible lifestyle choices from choosing your transport mode to efforts to cut carbon emissions, much can be done. Have you done anything, tell us how?
With more than 600 million Indians facing 'acute water shortages to the problem of contaminated water supply and some 21 cities run out of the water by 2020 are enough to say about the severity of water scarcity. Climate change will make the problem worse with long-lasting droughts and intense floods all over the country. Conserving water by capturing rainfall or not wasting water at first is not a choice anymore. How you have tackled this problem in your surroundings?
Urban India produces 62 million tonnes of waste, where only 20% of it is treated. One side we are creating mountains of waste and on the other side, expert says there will be more plastic in our ocean than fishes. Waste problem is humongous but changes in consumption patterns and proper waste management can make a difference and plays a very important role in curbing Green House Gases. Tell us how your team is tackling the waste.
Declining forest cover, degrading oceans and green covers are badly affecting healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity which are fundamental to life on our planet. This is aggravating the climate crisis, with negative consequences for human well-being, but biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Tell us how your efforts have improved the ecosystem or biodiversity of the area.
We are heavily dependent on conventional sources of energy, which is the burning of fossil fuels for our energy demand. Burning fossil fuel is the major source of GHGs emissions responsible for climate change. But with an exponential increase in clean energy sources and energy efficiency practices, we can and we will solve the climate crisis, what is your step?