The India Climate Tweet Sheet

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Key Stakeholders

Decision makers who play a central role in India's climate action policy

"My Government has announced that India will put an end to single-use plastic in the coming years. I believe the time has come for even the world to say good-bye to single-use plastic."

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

"India will work towards creating an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030."

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

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India incurs losses of approximately Rs 62,000 crore annually due to extreme weather events. What’s our plan to address this? @narendramodi @DrSJaishankar.

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The WHO estimates Climate Change to cause additional 250,000 deaths PER YEAR between 2030 and 2050, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. How can this be countered?

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Living standards in Chhattisgarh and MP to be worst hit by Climate Change by 2050. What steps are being taken to mitigate the crisis @ChhattisgarhCMO and @CMMadhyaPradesh? #YouthForClimate

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Rising temperatures will significantly reduce rice and wheat yield in India in coming years. What steps are being taken to combat this @AgriGoI @moefcc? #YouthForClimate

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Nearly 67 million tonnes of food wasted in India every year, a key contributor to #ClimateChange. How will India mitigate the issue of food surpluses in coming years @MOFPI_GOI @narendramodi? #YouthForClimate

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How will the govt involve young people in the combat against #ClimateChange @PMOIndia @PrakashJavdekar? #YouthForClimate

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Recent @ILO report states increase in heat stress from #climatechange to lead to a global productivity loss of 80 mn full time jobs by 2030. How will India mitigate this @PrakashJavdekar @narendramodi @DrSJaishankar #YouthForClimate

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In what ways will the government utilise technology to mitigate #ClimateChange @PMOIndia @PrakashJavdekar? #YouthForClimate

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How has @swachhbharat helped in mitigating the #ClimateCrisis and where has it failed? What steps are being undertaken for better implementation? @narendramodi @PrakashJavdekar #YouthForClimate

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Air pollution in different Indian cities is leading to chronic health ailments. It’s not an invisible killer anymore, we recognise it. What urgent data and policy measures can we look at to prevent this? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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India could lose workplace productivity equivalent of 34 million jobs in 2030 due to global warming: @ILO report. How are we mitigating the #ClimateCrisis @PMOIndia @moefccc? #YouthForClimate

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India needs to commit to tougher climate targets and faster transitions to renewable energy. How is the government planning to bring this into action? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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Young people across the country are on the streets to demand action. How can they work together with the government to address and take action on the current climate crisis? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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This year, India faced one of its longest and most intense heat waves. At least 36 lives were lost. Are we building capacity to withstand heat waves predicted to intensify in coming years @narendramodi @PrakashJavdekar? #YouthForClimate

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Nearly 148 million Indians live in “severe hotspots” of climate change, according to the World Bank’s 2018 South Asia Hotspot report. What climate adaptation measures can we look at urgently? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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Individual incomes predicted to take a hit by 10% by 2050, as a result of #ClimateChange. How are we mitigating this, in light of predicted rise in inflation @PMOIndia? #YouthForClimate

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If no steps are taken to curb GHG emissions, then around 600 million Indians could be adversely impacted. What actions can be taken to prevent this? @PrakashJavdekar @narendramodi #YouthForClimate

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Over 2.7 million people were displaced internally in India due to extreme weather events in 2018. Are we building capacity in less affected areas to meet the population burden @PMOIndia @moefcc @MOHUA_India?#YouthForClimate

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Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change with serious implications for their health, employability and lifestyles. How are we building their resilience @narendramodi @PrakashJavdekar @Manekagandhibjp #YouthForClimate

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In 2018, 76.42% of India’s electricity came from highly polluting coal, according to a June 2018 report from the Ministry of Power. What actions can be taken to reduce this? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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By reducing the environmental impacts of waste, we can reduce soil pollution and increase food safety. How can we ensure firm actions on the ban of single-use plastic are implemented? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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How can we advance the role of young people in leadership on climate action and even policy formation? #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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Aarey in Mumbai, Aravalli in Gurugram, Saranda in Jharkhand. Indian forests are in danger. Forest fires are on a rise. How can we save this important resource? #SaveAarey #AravalliBachao #PollutionStories #YouthForClimate

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