India: Organizations Nominated To Support The 2020 Campaign

As part of Climate Scorecard Report #17 we asked our Country Managers to provide a list of organizations in their countries that might help support our 2020 Campaign. Over the next several months we hope to explore whether the organizations listed below, and others, are interested in supporting the Campaign and implementing the recommendations provided by our Country Managers in Report #16.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a national level public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi. It researches issues of climate change, environment, and science related aspects to further communicate the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. It also believes that the scenario today demands using knowledge to bring about change. 

The organization pushes for answers and transforming these into policy and practices. It does this through participatory research and by communicating its understanding to key stakeholders including the private sector, government agencies and UN and its systems. 

Contact: Ms. Sunita Narain, Director General, Email: sunita@cseindia.org   

The Energy Research Institute (TERI)

TERI is an independent, multi-dimensional organization, with capabilities in research, policy, consultancy and implementation. They are innovators and agents of change in the energy, environment, climate change and sustainability space, having pioneered conversations and action in these areas for over four decades. They believe that resource efficiency and waste management are the keys to smart, sustainable and inclusive development. 

TERI’s research-based solutions have had a transformative impact on industry as well as communities while fostering international collaboration on sustainability action by creating a number of international platforms and forums. 

Contact: Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Email: dg@teri.res.in   

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. 

A non-government, not-for-profit organization, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies. 

FICCI also provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.

Contact: Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Email: dilip.chenoy@ficci.com

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, coordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programs. The primary concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programs relating to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution. While implementing these policies and programs, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.

The broad objectives of the Ministry are conservation and survey of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife, prevention and control of pollution, afforestation and regeneration of degraded areas, protection of the environment and ensuring the welfare of animals

Contact: Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, Email: mefcc@gov.in   

Morning India Group of Publications  

English Daily ‘Morning India’ is a flagship brand of the Morning India Group of Publications which was started in the year 2011 and is currently published from Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, and Kolkata. The company is also publishing daily newspapers in other vernacular languages reaching a large mass of people on a daily basis.

Group’s Hindi Daily ‘Sanmarg’ is being published from Patna & Ranchi and Urdu Daily ‘Aawami News’ is being published from Ranchi (2010), Patna & Kolkata (2014). Hindi Daily Sanmarg, founded in 1946, is a well-known vernacular newspaper circulated in the eastern states of India.

The Company is also running three internet-based TV Channels namely- ‘MiTV’ in English, ‘Sanmarg-Live’, and ‘Aawami News’ in vernacular languages has been focusing its energy and resources on contemporary themes including climate and environmental issues influencing policies at national and sub regional levels. 

Contact: Mr. Onkareshwar Pandey, Group Editor, Email: morningindiadelhi@gmail.com 

Ten News Network 

Ten News Network is amongst the top ten news portals in India, publishing online news and information. The News Network comprises four news portals, nine thriving social media channels, 35 segmented WhatsApp groups /channels with dedicated and high profile following. The network has been a formidable force and one of the protagonists in digital news space in India and is since expanding its reach in South Asian region. 

Apart from current affairs, National News Portal focuses on special and exclusive news stories, features, impactful interviews and major public grievances. The Ten News YouTube Channel has by far registered over 3 million views ranking consistently on top search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing. With 100,000 plus news posts in its kitty, Ten News Network has been attracting a huge web traffic from major Indian cities as well as from countries like USA, UK, UAE, South Korea, Australia etc.

Contact: Mr. Prasad Mali, CEO, Email: Prasad@tennews.in 

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