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Indian Network on Ethics and climate Change Climate Change (INECC)

INECC is a loosely structured national network comprising of individuals and organization representatives interested in the climate issue from a micro-macro perspective. It connects the issues of climate change to larger sustainable development and social justice concerns. In this context INECC perceives policy changes in favour of communities who are most impacted by the climate crisis.

 

The key objectives of INECC are:

 

• To facilitate the voice of the marginalized majority from specific local contexts to be considered for policy action;

 

• To undertake research and documentation on the issues relating to climate change, sustainable communities and its implications especially for marginalised communities;

 

• To undertake educational and other programmes with, and on behalf, of marginalized social groups and communities on causes, responses and other dimensions of climate justice.

 

• To explore and undertake pilot initiatives towards promotion of sustainable development technologies and practices;

 

• To focus on environmental ethics for individual and social action

 

• To shape perceptions of the youth around this agenda specifically on the key issue of social justice

 

 

Activities of INECC

 

• INECC, through its partners is involved in demonstrative models on grassroots mitigation and adaptation processes. Based on this experience INECC has been arguing for ensuring a link between development and energy access through relevant technologies for a low carbon pathway.

 

• On the youth front, INECC is facilitating youth action across urban, rural and tribal contexts on the climate change issue to advocate a new paradigm to sustainable development. In this context the youth wing of INECC has been involved with organising youth convention/ activist meetings, relating to media and representatives of local self governance. 'Yuva Drishti' is now a hallmark of INECC youth wing.

 

• On mainstreaming climate change, INECC has been involved by promoting relevant education materials and processes for climate education through the network partners.

 

• Furthermore INECC has been promoting field based vulnerability assessments in order to understand impacts and adaptation measures from a localised perspective.

 

• At the national and international level INECC has undertaken CSO advocacy initiatives. Some of the thrust areas at the national level are with respect to creating awareness on key missions of the NAPCC. Internationally, network representatives have been participating at the CoPs.

 

• Nurturing linking and learning processes with other actors across sectors as well as engage with scientists, academicians, bureaucrats, media on the climate debate.

Contact Information: 
501 Kurupam Castle, East Point Colony
530 017 Visakhapatnam
India
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Indian Youth Climate Network

The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a network of young people in 18 states who are concerned about climate change & environment issues. 

 Started in 2008, IYCN was registered as a society in 2009 with representation from 8 states of India and today IYCN has 19 chapters in different states and offices in 7 locations with outreach to thousands of youth in colleges, schools, corporations and institutions in India.

 The purpose of IYCN is to bring the voice of Indian youth on the global platform as South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions affected by potentially catastrophic climate change & environment issues.

 IYCN provides technical, financial and administrative support to increase youth participation in protection of the environment of India as well as establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate of climate change.

 IYCN has “informed youth” as its leaders and program members who have been:

  • Following environmental & climate change policies and making recommendations at state, national and international platforms
  • Running campaigns aimed at public awareness on climate change impact & causes. In this process, the chapters have been mobilising & informing thousands of Indian citizens while making guinness records and receiving awards
  • Implementing on-ground projects such as composting & community waste management, rural energy projects, lake clean-ups, herbal/ medicine gardens, etc.
Contact Information: 
N - 204, Greater Kailash 1
110048 New Delhi
India
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Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe)

IRADe is an independent advanced research institute that aims to conduct research and policy analysis to engage stakeholders such as government, non-governmental organizations, corporations, academic and financial institutions. Energy, Climate Change, Urban Development, Poverty, Gender Equity, Agriculture and Food Security are some of the challenges faced in the 21st century. Therefore, IRADe research covers these, as well as policies that affect them. IRADe’s focus is effective action through multi- disciplinary and multi-stakeholder research to arrive at implementable solutions for sustainable development and policy research that accounts for the effective governance of techno-economic and socio-cultural issues.

IRADe was established under the Society’s Act, in 2002 at New Delhi. It is certified as a Research & Development Organization by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and provides expertise to other ministries, national and international institutions and partners with other reputed organizations.

In recognition of demonstrated long-term expertise and quality work, the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, designated IRADe as the Centre of Excellence for Urban Development and Climate Change. Since 2008, the Centre of Excellence has been addressing issues related to urban development and climate resilience in India. IRADe collaborates with national institutions, state urban departments, municipal corporations, urban local bodies, non-government organizations and academia for capacity building, promoting awareness, research and training on specific topics in the areas of urban development and climate change.

As a Centre of Excellence, IRADe is furthering the agenda of integrating various urban development efforts and documenting best practices and policy level prescriptions that could be understood and adopted by state and national level decision makers; local administrations to help them link climate issues with the existing programmes in urban development. The presentation on project findings, results, methodology, cities covered and future strategy for India’s Urban Climate Resilience has been delivered to various forums like IPCC-SREX, European Union and others.

Contact Information: 
+91 11 2667 6181, +91 11 2667 6180, +91 11 2668 2226
C-80, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar,
110017 New Delhi
India
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Judav

Judav Sansthan is a non profitable, non poltical, non government social service registered organisation. It’s registered under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act. 1958 and Income Tax Act.1961. and also registered unedr sec. 80G for tax exemption.

Judav has established in the year 2006 by likeminded local leaders, and committed for the upliftment of deprived and poor community. The main thought behind the creation of Judav is to create a way of upliftment of the deprived community to bring them into the mainstream of development. Judav also believes in creating awareness on the rights of human beings through the community mobilization.

Background to formation of Judav is that; after the independents our Center and State Governments have implements various developmental and welfare schemes to improve the socio-economic, educational and politically status of poor, tribal and deprived communities. Our constitution provide equity right to every Indians, but this is true that in the remote and tribal area peoples are living with deficiency of proper road, education and health facilities, drinking water and unsecured livelihood.

When plans are design of welfare scheme that time the strategy of the schemes are work out very useful to upliftment of civil societies. At the implementation level the main thought and focus are overlooked by bureaucrats and political person for their personal interest. Lack of proper awareness and education the needy population are not acquire the benefits and benefits goes to unneeded persons. Economically poor, deprive and tribal are mostly illiterate and unorganized so that they can not approach to welfare scheme and exploited. They are not aware about the constitutional rights. Their livelihood is depending on forest, low productive land, livestock and labour. That type of so many issues are creating ditch among the society.
To revert the present condition and fill the gaps between different communities with multi-sphere empowerments, protect their rights, develop self confidence and reputation of deprived, poor and tribal community and mainstreaming them with development these are main ideology to formation of the Judav.

Contact Information: 
23-C, Madhuvan Near SBI
313 001 Udaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Lead India

LEAD is an International non-profit organization with an ever growing network of sustainable development leaders spread in more than 90 countries all over the world. Our shared mission is to inspire leadership for a sustainable world. We do this by searching worldwide for outstanding people and developing their leadership skills further through our innovative training programmes and working with them to mobilize others to make a real difference to the future of this planet.

LEAD International has its head office in London. The LEAD Program is running in 14 other Programme Countries namely in : Anglophone West Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Frankaphone Africa, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Southern & Eastern Africa, USA and UK.

In LEAD India, currently in the year 2010, the Fellows Network comprises of 156 leaders, strategically and geographically located across the length and breadth of the country, representing Government, Non-Government, Industry, Media, Academia and Grassroots.

Contact Information: 
66, 1st Floor, Hemkunt Colony
110048 New Delhi
India
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M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation is a non-profit research organization and was established in 1988. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has all along been developing and following a pro-nature, pro-poor, pro-women and pro-sustainable on-farm and non-farm livelihoods through appropriate ecotechnology and knowledge empowerment.

Contact Information: 
Institutional Area
3rd Cross Street
600 113 Taramani, Chennai
India
IN
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Oxfam India

Oxfam India strives to secure the right to a life with dignity for all by actively engaging people and policy makers in the inclusive development of society.

We are working to ensure that everyone has access to education, health and social protection; people are able to overcome poverty by earning a decent livelihood with fair trade opportunities; women lead a life of dignity, free from violence; and communities are prepared to deal with the impact of climate change, natural and man-made disasters.

Vision

Oxfam India's vision is to create a more equal, just, and sustainable world by empowering the poor to demand their rights, engaging the non-poor to become active and supportive citizens, advocating for an effective and accountable state, and making markets work for poor people. The overarching vision of Oxfam India is "right to life with dignity".

Mission

Oxfam India will fulfill its vision by working in partnership with a broad range of civil society actors (such as research institutes, universities, mass movements, and other NGOs) to link poor people and their organizations to sub-national, national, regional, and global institutions (such as governments, markets, and the media) that influence their lives and livelihoods. Oxfam India will also seek to create a strong base of supporters of active citizens who will contribute their time (through volunteering) and/or their funds to help Oxfam India fulfill its mission.

Contact Information: 
Vanita Suneja 2nd Floor
1, Community Centre New Friends Colony
110 065 New Delhi
India
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Samvad

‘Samvad’ is a creative initiative of cultural awareness of the Jharkhandi society. It is a group of people who trust more on collective effort in the field of Research & Media and is committed to sustenance of secular practices.

‘Samvad’ provides platform to the identity, Art and Culture of Jharkhand. Samvad is an initiative for collectiveness, gender equality, community right on property and establishment of a democracy which will be based on everyone’s consent. Dreams of Samvad are related with people in which warmth of creativity  and waves of strength is an integral part of it. The goal is clear- to keep alive the thoughts of a world based on equality and experimental activities.

History is the witness of civilization’s ups and downs and man’s collective strength. We crave to create a history in which man could express in best possible manner and could also set a new standard for liberty, equality and democracy. We wish to give a modern look to our common legacy and common martyrdom. We wish to make a future having creative conflict with today’s realities. Samvad has the firm belief that justice shall prevail till a tiny  spark of courage remains.

Contact Information: 
301 A, Urmila Enclave
Peace Road P.O:- Lalpur
834001 Ranchi , JH
India
Jharkhand IN
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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Vision Statement

Enabling society to make informed decisions towards sustainable development by generating and disseminating scientific knowledge on climate change and other environmental challenges at local and global levels; and designing solutions involving ecological processes, technology, institutions and policy instruments.
 

Overview 

TERI is one of the first developing country institutions to launch research activities in the area of climate change, as early as 1988. Initial activities focused upon awareness generation and capacity building for different stakeholders, viz., governments, industries and civil society organizations. Through its research, TERI has made significant contribution to the international climate debate, and in bringing out developing country perspective. TERI researchers have also contributed to the IPCC process in various ways.

Different focus areas of climate change research include, impacts and vulnerability assessment, adaptation strategies, exploring GHG mitigation options and issues therein, climate change policies and climate modeling activities.

TERI figures prominently in international network on climate change research and is involved in several collaborative projects with research institutions throughout Asia, the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. TERI also provides support to other countries in various ways and currently the focus is on building capacity of African countries.

Domestically, TERI is considered to be a think tank, deliberating holistically on different aspects of energy, environment and climate change.

Contact Information: 
Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex
Lodhi Road
110 003 New Delhi
India
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Vasudha Foundation

We believe in the conservation of Vasudha, which in Sanskrit means the Earth, the giver of wealth. We believe in the sustainable consumption of its bounties.

Promote environmentally sustainable products, processes and concepts for individuals, institutions and organizations by interfacing between manufacturers, vendors and customers.

Bring about reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the environment and ensure energy efficiency, energy security, energy independence, and sustainable development.

Contact Information: 
C/O CISRS House, B-14, Jangpura
Mathura Road
110014 New Delhi
India
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