Friday, December 24, 2010

Announcement: Earth Care Awards for Excellence in Mitigation and Adaptation

The 3rd edition of the Earth Care Award
JSW – The Times of India Award for Excellence in Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation

India has reflected significant leadership both through initiating on domestic commitments as part of its National Action Plan and through its willingness towards extending the Kyoto Protocol. The national mission action plan on climate change has initiated on institutional strengthening activities and increased activity at local level to tackle problems arising out of Climate Change. Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment released a major new report that provides an assessment of impact of climate change in 2030s on four key sectors in four climate sensitive regions of India.

The present initiative of JSW and TOI is a reflection of its commitment to recognize, strengthen and foster initiatives on mitigation & adaptation, both at organization and individual level. The award in its third year reflects a long term commitment towards this objective. The award recognizes the need to strengthen initiatives for the benefit of our country.

One of the most encouraging aspects of the earlier editions of the award was the response from diverse sectors of industries, NGOs, community based organizations, Government institutes, showcasing their
significant work on avoiding emissions and improving adaptation towards climate change. The present edition seeks to identify projects under its categories basically built on the technical framework indicated therein.

The categories are:

1.      Greenhouse gas mitigation, in
o       Small and Medium enterprises
o       large scale industries

2.      Community based mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Land use, Land use change & Forestry and Water resources sector

3.      Innovations for climate protection

Last Date for receiving application: March 31st, 2011

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