New Delhi: The Climate Group and YES BANK have announced a new partnership to strengthen state-level climate action in India and support the country’s national climate targets.
This charter was signed at the Natural Capital Awards 2017 in New Delhi on September 1 and is aimed at strengthening collaboration with the State of Uttarakhand and other Indian state Governments, through a joint working group to achieve common objectives in the field of climate action.
Hosted by YES BANK, in association with YES Institute, the ceremony has received widespread support and participants included the Honorable Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. The Climate Group was an Associate Partner of the event.
COLLABORATION AND COMMITMENT
Addressing the new collaboration, Jarnail Singh, India Director, The Climate Group, said: “The Climate Group brings more than a decade of experience of working with sub-national governments. Through this collaboration with YES BANK and state governments, we have reinforced our commitment to facilitate the achievement of India’s climate goals.”
The event was attended by a range of stakeholders including state government representatives from Gujarat – a member of The Climate Group’s States & Regions Alliance – and signatories of the Under2 MOU including Chhattisgarh and Telangana, who shared updates on their state level climate initiatives. Other Indian state governments like Rajasthan and Uttarakhand were also present.
SHARED LEARNING ON BEST PRACTICES
The partnership will focus on shared learning amongst State Governments on best practices, demonstrating on-the-ground action and impact at state level, and creating opportunities for collaboration through knowledge sharing sessions.
The charter is also designed to target and support state governments in scaling their climate actions through water management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and creating carbon sinks to support action at sub-national level.