At a Glance

India’s average temperature has risen by around 0.7°C during 1901–2018. This rise in temperature is caused largely on account of greenhouse gasses (GHG) induced warming leading to climate change.


most country affected due to climate change is India


of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are located in India putting millions at risk of respiratory and other related illnesses.


climate-related deaths will occur globally – per year – between 2030 and 2050, predicted by WHO.


million children globally are projected to be living in areas of extremely high water stress by 2040, estimated by UNICEF


Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy-efficient practices and building climate-resilient infrastructure.

Enhance the capacity for disaster-preparedness amongst vulnerable communities

Implement awareness strategies to foster climate literacy at all levels of society.

Fund cutting-edge research initiatives in areas such as clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and climate modeling.

Work closely with policymakers, civil society organizations, and international stakeholders to advocate for ambitious climate policies and frameworks

Our program strategy aims to catalyze transformative change towards a more sustainable and resilient future for India in the face of climate change.

Why Focus on Climate Action?


India is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its diverse geography, large population, and heavy reliance on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and water resources. Additionally, it amplifies existing social inequalities and makes the position of vulnerable communities weaker. At Pratima Charitable Foundation, we understand that if timely measures are not implemented, it may further cripple the already inadequate public health infrastructure in the country. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the resilience to be able to cope with climate change and environmental issues and develop a comprehensive approach that addresses its seemingly trivial after-effects.

The following are some numbers that represent how climate change has impacted individuals in the country.

Areas of Focus

Mitigation & Adaptation

Our methods of mitigation focus on preparing communities, ecosystems, and infrastructure to withstand and recover from the impacts of climate change. Adaptation measures include constructing climate-resilient infrastructure, implementing early warning systems, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, and enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to cope with climate risks.

Mitigation helps to reduce the root causes of climate change, while adaptation prepares us to deal with the past and current impacts.

Education & Awareness

We will collaborate with educational institutions, community organizations, and media outlets to develop and disseminate educational materials, conduct workshops, training programs, and launch awareness campaigns. We seek to drive behavioral change and inspire collective action to promote sustainable lifestyle choices amongst all.

Additionally, we will empower students by providing resources to create and implement their own projects, fostering a generation of innovative and accountable citizens dedicated to promoting and implementing climate action.

Research & Innovation

Research and innovation are pivotal to acquiring knowledge, technologies, and solutions to combat climate change. We will invest in research on climate-smart agriculture, we will aid the development of climate-resilient crop varieties, precision agriculture techniques, soil conservation methods, and sustainable land management practices.

Research and innovation drive the development of clean and sustainable technologies, including advancements in renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and sustainable transportation. We also aim to support policymakers by enabling effective decision-making and adaptation.

Policy Change & Advocacy

Advocacy campaigns emphasize the importance of stakeholder engagement and public participation for development and seek to empower civil society organizations, local communities, and individuals to develop climate policies and programs.

By influencing policies, regulations, and public opinion, advocates can catalyze change, foster collaboration, and accelerate the transition to a sustainable and climate-resilient future.