Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC)

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INECC is a national network of organisations and individuals who connect on the issue of climate change from the perspective of marginalised communities.

It was formed in 1996 at the initiative of a few development practitioners who saw the link between the climate change crisis and the larger issues of sustainable development and social justice.

INECC works to bring climate change and sustainable development concerns of the marginalised majority into policy dialogues.

A dialogue for Climate Justice is being organised by INECC
in collaboration with Odisha Civil Liberties Forum (OCLF )at Bhubaneswar

By INECC | 24th October 2017

Recognizing the urgency and seriousness particularly of the climate crisis, and the unique advocacy and educational role that lawyers can play, a consultation with the lawyer community is being proposed by a concerned group of civil society. The consultation will be organised at Mayfair hotel in Bhubaneswar on the 25th November from 10:30 -1:30 pm. The consultation will be attended by eminent lawyers from the Supreme Court of India, Odisha high court, Civil society representatives, corporates and entrepreneurs from Odisha and media representatives. (more)

Study on Exploring Climate Preparedness of Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises ( SMSEs)


Recognising the role of MSMEs in socio economic development of the country and also its contribution to Climate Change, INECC has undertaken a pilot study on the explore the preparedness of MSMEs in responding to the climate crisis and towards building resilience. The pilots are underway in 4 states in India. The exploration involves connecting with MSMEs across states, collaborating with local and state agencies, state pollution control board and Chambers of Commerce and other such actors.

“Odisha Mutlistakeholder Dialogue on Climate Change – Development – Equity

By INECC | 28th March 2017

The Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC), UDYAMA, Laya organised a one day dialogue at Bhubaneswar. The dialogue brought together a small group of stakeholders from across Odisha to deliberate on Community resilience models being experimented/ implemented in different ecosystems of Odisha, in order to influence policies in favour of such approaches. The morning session of the dialogue highlighted practice insights on Adaptation from ground experiences from various stakeholder perspectives including NGOs, Corporate, academia and the government. The second session of the day focused on looking at practice - policy linkages and identified asymmetries in policy frameworks. Four key actionable plans were identified as a way forward to build on the dialogue and forge synergise for inclusive growth and Climate resilient sustainable development.

INECC talk on Gender and Climate Change at AMU on Womens' day

By INECC | 8th March 2017

INECC delivers a talk on 'women in Climate Change' organised by UNIC ( United nations Information centre), UNWOMEN and Aligarh Muslim University on the occasion of Womens' day. The talk was organised as part of the seminar on "Agenda 2030- Expanding the knowledge frontier".

The talk highlighted the problem of Climate Change globally and for india in particular. It touched upon differential vulnerabilities of developed and developing countries and more specifically the vulnerabilities of poor and marginalised especially our women. It pointed to the fact that women in india have been facing socio economic-cultural challenges, and that climate adds another layer of vulnerability to their livelihoods and existence. It highlighted that despite the current Climate risks and uncertainties, women were playing significant role as agents of change, by contributing to mitigation, adaptation and climate proofing of some of the traditional development activities. (Egs of women involved with aggregating solar modules, maintaining solar parks, supporting Sustainable agriculture, barefoot educators etc), however their voices were not considered in decision making processes. It called upon to policy makers and developed related decision makers to consider the experience and wisdom of women in carving out effective climate and development policies. It concluded saying that if we are serious about tackling the climate crisis, we should be serious enough in empowering women on Climate Change .

Sustainably Smart Pune

By INECC | 18th February 2017

Laya in collaboration with Samuchit Enviro Tech organized a round table discussion on ‘Sustainably Smart Pune’. Laya and Samuchit have been engaged in a study project on a possible action plan for making Pune a Sustainable City by 2030.

The meeting was to share the conclusions based on the analysis and deliberations specifically on how to incorporate socio-economic equity and ecological concerns in the urban planning process in the context of Pune city. Through Laya, similar studies are undergoing in Visakhapatnam and New Delhi.

Climate Change Education for Young Green Entrepreneurs

By INECC | 16th February 2017

A one day workshop on ‘Climate Change Education for Young Green Entrepreneurs’ was organized by Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC) in collaboration with Laya and Samuchit Enviro Tech at BAIF, Pune. The main focus of the meeting was to explore the unique areas where entrepreneurs who are promoting environmental responsibility could come together to better understand innovative methods of supporting and scaling green innovations and to explore opportunities to better support the needs of young green entrepreneurs.

The roundtable workshop aimed to cover:

  • Introduction to climate change and sustainable development in the Indian context
  • Providing hands on experience for confidence building of prospective young entrepreneurs
  • Exposure and discussion on different technologies and green ventures
  • Networking
  • Sharing case studies, success and challenges stories
  • Discussing project possibilities
  • Introduction of setting direction for future long term engagement
  • Yuva Drishti

    By INECC | 11th February 2017

    Laya, in collaboration with Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC), Department of Economics, Banaras Hindu University and Social Action and Research Centre (SARC) organized a two day youth program: “Climate Change Action: We can Make A Difference” on February 11 & 12, 2017 in Varanasi.

    We had a participant group of about 140 students over the two days. The students were undergraduates, graduates and doctorates; they were introduced to topics like basics of climate science, climate justice issues, international and national policies, and how to build a campaign.

    We are looking at a long term engagement with Banaras Hindu University in the future.

    Orientation for teachers on Climate Change and Sustainable Developmen

    By INECC | 10th February 2017

    A one day teachers’ Orientation programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development was organised in collaboration with Vikas Evam Shikshan Sansthan (VESS) and WH Smith School of Varanasi .The programme was held on the 10th of February. The event was attended by 68 teachers from across 16 schools of Varanasi. Other representatives like the district commissioner, rotary club representatives, eminent lawyer, Padma Shree awardee were also present for the programme.

    The orientation highlighted the following:

  • The need to respond to knowledge gaps on Climate Change and sustainable development among teachers
  • The need to help teachers explore these link to the subjects being taught
  • The urgency to create curriculums to integrate the knowledge on Climate Change.
  • A 3-day workshop on ‘Reorienting Education for Sustainable Future’

    By INECC | 8th - 10th December 2016

    With an objective to strengthen responses to Climate Change, a three-day workshop on “Education for Sustainable Development” was co-organized by Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC) – Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and National Coalition for Education (NCE) at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. A first of its kind for Educators from across 11 states of India, the workshop explored the fundamental links between Growth – Development and Climate Change and the crucial role of educators in promoting effective engagement of students, children, youth and other stakeholders to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to the Doha Work Programme under the Paris Agreement.

    INECC Team Meeting

    By INECC | 1st, 2nd December 2016

    The INECC team met on the 1-2nd December 2016 to share and update on their involvement on issues related to climate change an explore spaces for synergising and complementing engagements.

    The sharing and reflections were centred around

  • Climate education
  • Community resilience building
  • INECC mapping
  • Smart city engagement
  • Reflections on future approach for capacity building of the team and exploring funding spaces
  • Decarbonised and Decentralised Energy Future possible for India - The Energy Equity Link

    By INECC | 30th November 2016

    A one day expert consultation on” How is a Decarbonised and Decentralised Energy Future possible for India - The Energy Equity Link” was co organised by INECC- LAYA and MISEREOR on the 30th November 2016 at New Delhi. The consultation examined the current state of play of the Energy landscape in India, reflected on future Energy scenarios posited by various modelling groups and highlighted the value of community based decentralised renewable energy projects undertaken in several parts of the country. In the backdrop of the NITI Aayog being on the brink of releasing a new Energy policy for India which is expected to form the basis of India’s energy security paradigm, this consultation found it crucial for the new energy paradigm to be embedded in the principles of equity and justice, not only domestically but also internationally and to proactively move forwards in a direction that speaks for justice, job creation and sustainable economic development.

    INECC presented the Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum

    By INECC | 17th and 19th October 2016

    The INECC presented the lessons and learnings in the session on Ecosystem Based Adaptation. The session aimed to highlight grassroots experience of community resilience building for influencing adaptation policy in favor of the marginalised. The session highlighted a way forward that is inclusive of ecosystem based Climate Change education in the context of the SDGs.

    Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Accountability & Civil Society Engagement in Jharkhand

    By INECC | June 21 2016

    INECC in collaboration with Laya and Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra (NBJK) held a consultation with local state NGOs, CSOs and individuals to discuss CSR partnerships and corporate accountability from a sustainable development perspective in Jharkhand as well as the role that these partnerships could play to combat Climate Change while working together towards a sustainable Jharkhand.

    Energy, Disaster and Development Challenges in Nepal- Lessons for SAARC

    By INECC | March 31 2016

    INECC organized project partner's meeting and a network meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 28th till the 31st of March. A Panel Presentation on Energy, Disaster and Development Challenges in Nepal- Lessons for SAARC" was organized on the 30th of March with participation from Local Nepal based CSOs. A day long field visit to Lele VDC and the Cha Khola catchment in Indrawati sub basin provided the participants an opportunity for learning and exchange for strengthening Community resilience to Climate Change.

    Yuva Drishti an INECC Youth Initiative

    By INECC | February 23 2016

    INECC, in collaboration with Laya, organized a three day youth program: “Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Climate Change through Community-Based Development. Experiences and Reflections through INECC Partner Engagements.”

    INECC working group on the SDGs

    By INECC | February 13 2016

    The INECC working group on the SDGs met on the 9th and 10th of February in Delhi to create an understanding around the SDGs that could add value to the work of the network at the grassroots.It explored its contribution to the development of global SDG indicators and identified a couple of goals and targets that it would engage with at the national level .More specifically, it was recognized that INECC with its outreach across states, plays an important role towards building capacities of officials and communities at the district / block / panchayat level for programme planning and reporting aligned with the SDGs.

    INECC represents at COP21, Paris

    By INECC | December 01 2015

    At the CoPs, INECC delegation represents the interest of marginalized communities that it works within India.It endevours to decode the outcomes of the meetings for the poor and the vulnerable . It is involved with sharing insights at side events, interviews, networking meetings with national , regional and international stakeholders at the exhibit booth which showcases the network's work in India.

    The two day workshop on Climate “Resilience for sustainable Communities”

    By INECC | November 01 2015

    The two day workshop on Climate “Resilience for sustainable Communities”- A Policy Perspective deliberated diverse approaches t o build community resilience across ecosystems. The workshop was spread over 5 sessions focusing on community resilience models, equitable energy, Climate Education, Climate Finance and policy discussions on SDGs and Climate Change. The workshop was attended by 57 participants from across 9 states in India.

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