As India grapples with climate change, youth groups and startups scout for greener solutions · Global Voices

As India grapples with climate change, youth groups and startups scout for greener solutions · Global Voices

  • Image by Karishma V. Used with permission Many Indians, especially in rural areas, are facing the adverse impacts of climate change amid the country's efforts to lower its carbon emissions and switch to renewable sources of energy.
  • As students across the world rally seeking better policies to combat climate change, this author spoke to Indian farmers, experts, youth-led groups and social entrepreneurs who are innovating ways to tackle climate change.
  • P Sainath, founder of People's Archives of Rural India (PARI) told this author: Indian farmers are seriously affected by climate change across multiple geographies.
  • To create awareness about climate change, New Delhi-based NGO Youth For Climate Change (IYCN) holds workshops, campaigns and is currently trying to mobilize regional teams as problems associated with climate change intensify across India's hinterlands affecting farmers, tribals and urban centers alike.
  • Another Indian company, Selco India has added to the country's existing solar capacity by offering solar-powered lanterns, lights, microgrids, and stoves to rural citizens with a view to building sustainable sources of energy that reduce pollution.


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