CLIMATE COLLECTIVE PUNE
With just 1°C rise in the average temperature of the Earth till date, impacts of ‘Global Warming’ and climate changes like extreme weather events, frequent flooding, extended droughts, more violent hurricanes, polar ice melting etc. are already visible.
Most Nations have agreed that Earth must not be allowed to get warmer than 2°C to prevent catastrophic impacts of Climate Change. Yet action on the ground is alarmingly poor because of inadequate awareness about this invisible but imminent danger.
Pune International Centre (PIC) in May 2018 organized a workshop on ‘Climate Literacy’ (Awareness) in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education (CEE) and several other environmental NGOs and expert groups.
The “Climate Collective Pune” group (CCP) evolved from there for collective actions to enhance the public awareness about the climate change at every level – individuals, communities, institutions and businesses and to create a citizen movement for ‘Climate Action’ for making the Pune region ‘Carbon Neutral’ by 2030.
The CCP endeavours to serve as a platform for Pune citizen groups and government officials and political leaders to remain informed about ‘climate change dynamics' and work towards rapidly reducing the ‘Carbon Footprint’ of the city at every level.
The main focus will be on improving energy efficiency across all applications using electricity and a conscious shift to maximise the use of Renewable Energy (RE) sources and minimising the dependence on fossil fuel sources.
CCP group will also work for enhancing the ‘Carbon Sink’ capacity of the city region by increasing forest and green cover as well as by encouraging adoption of technologies for Carbon Sequestration and Storage (CSS).
This website is created and managed by the Energy, Environment and Climate Change (EECC) Project of Pune International Centre (PIC) to serve the above objectives of the ‘Climate Collective Pune’ group.
CURRENT NEWS AND UPDATES
Online Climate Economics Dialogue : 16th May 2020
Online Climate Economics Dialogue on Preparing for Future Disruptions by the Climate Collective Pune (PIC) on Saturday, 16 May 2020 @ 5.00 PM.
Some Guidelines for Participants:
*Please download Zoom App prior to the event if it is not already installed on your laptop/tablet/mobile for ease of use. Laptop with good Internet connection preferred.
*Keep microphones on mute and camera switched off during the entire meeting except when directed otherwise by the meeting coordinator.
*Questions and Comments may be submitted anytime using Zoom Chat option during the discussions. You may also raise Zoom-hand if you want to speak during Q&A session.
*Do Login the Zoom Meeting between 4.45-5.00 PM to help us start the discussion on time.
Making Pune Metropolitan Region Carbon Neutral by 2030: 29th January 2020
Released by Mr Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Maharashtra and Dr. R A Mashelkar, President, Pune International Centre!
A Policy Roadmap prepared by Pune International Centre with inputs from CCP was released and appreciated by the minster and the media.
Follow the link- Making Pune Metropolitan Region Carbon Neutral by 2030 Policy Roadmap Jan. 2020
Carbon Footprint Calculator: 07th December 2018
Calculate your Personal Carbon Footprint. Know more at the Carbon Neutrality Page.
Follow the link- https://www.climatecollectivepune.org/CPC/
CCP CORE TEAM –
(in alphabetical order)
Amitav Mallik – Pune International Centre (PIC)
Aneeta Gokhale-Benninger – Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA)
Anupam Saraph – Systems Research Institute
Arvind Karandikar – Nexus Energy Tech Pvt Ltd
Gurudas Nulkar – Pani Panchayat
Nitant Mate – SeeGreen Solutions LLP
Rahul Chopra – Indian Institute of Scientific Education and Research, Pune
Rohit Bhagwat – Savitribai Phule Pune University
Poorva Keskar – VKe Environmental
Priyadarshini Karve – Samuchit Enviro Tech
Sanskriti Menon – Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
Sarang Yadwadkar – Architect
Shantanu Dixit – Prayas Energy Group
Ranjit Gadgil – PARISAR
Ravindra Sinha – Baner-Pashan Link Road Vikas Samitee
Vaishali Patkar – Aundh Vikas Mandal
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?
Do you care about Climate Change and wish to work for it? We are looking for interested professionals or students to join us, at the Climate Collective Team at Pune International Centre (PIC). Only real qualification is keen interest in Environment and Climate Change issues and bandwidth for some proactive work.
Our focus is on enhancing climate awareness, researching and designing climate-friendly initiatives and engaging with the community. PIC, as a Think Tank, is working towards these goals with a view to making Pune Carbon Neutral by 2030.
If you are interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org