600 million Indian lives are in danger from the effects of climate change.

What's at stake

What's at stake?

As per India's Economic Survey from 2017, India lost Rs. 62,000 crore just last year because of extreme weather events, slowing down the economy by 30%. A tenth of the world's known plant and animal species are found in India and are at major risk. Nearly 30% of our land area has been degraded because of deforestation, over-cultivation, soil erosion and depletion of wetlands. Extreme weather conditions like floods, droughts, heat waves have become annual events and have led to the deaths of thousands of people. The Indian government has, time and again, committed to addressing these issues, but the need for positive climate action is at an all-time high. If we're so deep into it, how can we possibly solve this? As citizens, our first and most important step begins by speaking up and asking our political leaders to become climate champions by shaping policies geared towards climate action.

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