ENVIS Centre on Environmental Education and Sustainable Development

Hosted by Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad, India

Sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Climate Change
 
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes. The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating to conservation of the country's natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. 


 
India Meteorological Department (IMD)

India Meteorological Department of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, was established in 1875. It is the National Meteorological Service of the country and the principal government agency in all matters relating to meteorology, seismology and allied subjects. 

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National Institute of Disaster Management (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India)
The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) was constituted under an Act of Parliament with a vision to play the role of a premier institute for capacity development in India and the region. The efforts in this direction that began with the formation of the National Centre for Disaster Management (NCDM) in 1995 gained impetus with its redesignation as the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) for training and capacity development. Under the Disaster Management Act 2005, NIDM has been assigned nodal responsibilities for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.
 

 
Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN)

IYCN was founded in 2008 as a coalition of young people & youth-oriented organizations to take action on climate change. IYCN considers its biggest achievement to be the personal transformation of each individual who participates in the network’s activities as well as its contribution in bringing the climate debate to the mainstream.


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Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC)

INECC is a national network of organisations and individuals who connect on the issue of climate change from the perspective of marginalised communities. It was formed in 1996 at the initiative of a few development practitioners who saw the link between the climate change crisis and the larger issues of sustainable development and social justice. INECC works to bring climate change and sustainable development concerns of the marginalised majority into policy dialogues.

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India Climate Dialogue

India Climate Dialogue has been launched by The Third Pole to fulfil the need for climate issues debate among policymakers, academics, think tanks and in the media and to have a dedicated outlet for impartial and objective news and views on all aspects of climate change, how it affects India, and what can be done about it.


 
Divecha Centre for Climate Change

The Divecha Centre for Climate Change was established at Indian Institute of Science in January 2009 with a generous financial contribution from Arjun and Diana Divecha and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. The primary goal of this centre is to understand climate variability and climate change and its impact on the environment. The Center has undertaken outreach activities to create awareness among people and policy makers about climate change and its consequences. This has been done through workshops, lectures and quiz contests. 

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty. The UNFCCC objective is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. IPCC assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climate related policies, and they underlie negotiations at the UN Climate Conference. It embodies a unique opportunity to provide rigorous and balanced scientific information to decision-makers because of its scientific and intergovernmental nature.
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World Resource Institute

 WRI develops solutions to sustain the world's natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. WRI – a non-profit organization – works to solve six great, global challenges that must be addressed this decade: water, forests, climate, energy, food, cities and transport with active projects in more than 50 countries, as well as institutional offices in the United States, China, India, Indonesia and Brazil. 

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