Young Indians

CII’s Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence India’s future. Formed in 2002, Yi has a growing, inclusive membership with over 3200 direct members in 50 chapters, and 29500 students YUVA members from colleges. Yi membership includes young entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life. Through impactful projects and activities under “Youth Leadership”, “Nation Building” and “Thought Leadership”, Yi hopes to emerge as a premier Indian Youth Organization and play an important role in Nation Building. Yi is one of the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20) & CAYE- Asia Pacific.

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Sandeep Chauhan

Why climate change?

Climate change has increased the level of uncertainty about our future. As its impacts intensify over time, one thing has become certain: We are clearly the last generation that can change the course of climate change, and we are also the first generation with its consequences.

Climate change impacts everyone. Young people are not only victims of climate change. They are also valuable contributors to climate action. They are agents of change, entrepreneurs and innovators. Whether through education, science or technology, young people have to potential to scale up their efforts and use their skills to accelerate climate action.

Yi's Climate Change

Yi's Climate Change initiative aims to bring together the nation's youth and engage them for positive climate action. We aim to create awareness, education, and initiate projects towards climate action, including climate adaptation and climate mitigation.

Some of our areas of engagement include:

  • Empowering children to understand and tackle climate change
  • Encourage young people to come to the forefront of climate change conversations
  • Enable young people to develop skills to adapt to climate change effectively
  • Support rural population for skill development and sustainable climate change solutions
  • Initiate projects for climate adaptation and mitigation, including focus on disaster management and relief

Yi's Climate Change also engages at the local, state, national and international levels with governments and organizations towards climate change advocacy.

Over the years Yi has responded towards and supported disaster relief work, initiated afforestation and water conservation projects across the country. Yi has also participated at the UN Climate Change Conference 26 (UNFCCC COP 26) in Glasgow.


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Our Events

  • June 5, 2022

June 5, 2022

Main Schedule

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

India's climate change profile

National Action Plan on Climate Change

  • India's National Action Plan on Climate Change

State Action Plan on Climate Change

  • State Wise Action Plan on Climate Change, endorsed by National Steering Committee on Climate Change

Climate Change Knowledge Portal (MoEF&CC)

  • India's Climate Change Profile
  • National Policy Framework
  • India's NDC
  • Mitigation Actions
  • Adaptation Actions
  • Knowledge Repository

Learn climate change

Climate change is the long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place. Unexpected weather patterns cause massive disturbances as intense rainfall, floods, hurricanes and winter storms. Unprecedented rates of melting glaciers and ice sheets are making sea levels rise in various parts of the planet, resulting in damaged coastlines. Human activity is increasing greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere, trapping heat and causing Earth's average temperature to rise. (National Geographic,2021)

Climate Adaptation

It refers to altering our behavior, systems, and - in some cases - ways of life to protect our families, our economies, and the environment in which we live from the impacts of climate change. We need to respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening, as well as prepare for future impacts. Adaptation solutions take many shapes and forms. There is no 'one-size-fits-all-solution' - adaptation can range from building flood defenses to switching to drought-resistant crops.

Ecosystem Based Adaptations

Climate Adaptation (Wiki)

12 Great Examples

Climate Adaptation How it works

Climate Mitigation

It refers to avoiding and reducing emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to prevent the planet from warming to more extreme temperatures. Mitigation strategies include retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient; adopting renewable energy sources like solar, wind and small hydro; helping cities develop more sustainable transport such as bus rapid transit, electric vehicles, and biofuels; and promoting more sustainable uses of land and forests. 

Introduction to Mitigation

Climate Mitigation (Wiki)

Climate Change: From Learning to Action

This course by UN CC: e-Learn helps you understand what climate change is, how it affects you and others, and what can be done to address it. (self paced - 8 hrs)

  • What is climate change?
  • How do we adapt to the negative impacts of climate change?
  • What opportunities exist for a low carbon future?
  • How do we plan and finance climate actions?
  • How do climate negotiations work?

Note: This section has been curated for your own personal learning and understanding of the subject. Above content is available opensource. These are not Yi modules and is not to be rolled out for our stakeholders.

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