A Dasra and ORF Report

Dasra, a strategic philanthropy group, together with Observer Analysis Basis launched a landmark report on the intersection of local weather and the SDGs in India titled Our Unusual Future : Intersectionality of Local weather Change and SDGs within the International South on the Think20 (T20) Summit on 31 July 2023. The T20 is an official engagement group of the G20 and serves as an “concepts financial institution” for the G20 by bringing collectively assume tanks and high-level specialists to deliberate on related coverage points.


A Dasra and ORF Report

Dasra and ORF launch the report at a current T20 occasion at Mysuru


The report delves into key Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs) which can be most weak to the consequences of local weather change and goals to determine measures the place policymakers can create convergence in efforts to sort out local weather change and boundaries to respective SDGs. Within the yr of India’s G20 presidency, the report endeavors to spotlight these Intersectionalities within the Indian context – displaying learnings for India from varied international experiences and showcasing local weather motion from civil society organizations in India.


The report seeks to make clear the intricate internet of connections between local weather change and SDG 2 (Zero Starvation), SDG 3 (Good Well being and Wellbeing), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 15 (Life on Land), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Targets), highlighting the urgency of a holistic method in our pursuit of a sustainable future. The report additionally seems at modern interventions and options addressing the problems posed by these intersectionalities, particularly for essentially the most weak and marginalized communities within the nation. These case research function compendium of insights, good practices and classes shared by various actors on driving equitable local weather motion and strengthening neighborhood resilience.


The launch of the report was adopted by a panel dialogue on ‘‘Threads of Transformation: Unraveling the Intersectionalities between the SDGs and Local weather Change” that includes Neera Nundy, Managing Associate, Dasra, India; Danang Parikesit, Professor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; Vijay Datta, Principal, Trendy Faculty (Barakhamba Highway), India; Li Xiaoyun, Chair Professor, China Agricultural College (CAU), China; Prarthana Ramesh, Head – Atmosphere Metropolis Methods, Janaagraha, India; Uthara Narayanan Co-founder, Buzz Girls, India and Aparna Roy (moderator), Fellow and Lead, Local weather Change and Vitality, Centre for New Financial Diplomacy, Observer Analysis Basis. The dialogue explored the intersectionalities between local weather and varied crucial SDGs, notably with respect to their affect on underserved communities within the International South. Panelists additionally mentioned the position that varied stakeholders can play in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Improvement Agenda 2030, whereas additionally strengthening the resilience of the communities on the frontline of local weather impacts.


Talking on the launch of the report, Neera Nundy, Co-founder, Dasra mentioned, “Addressing local weather change is just not a solitary endeavor; to encourage and have interaction stakeholders for local weather motion, we have to speak concerning the interlinkages and intersectionalities between local weather and growth and make it clear that investing in local weather is investing in sustainable growth for all. Local weather motion represents 0.5% of total home philanthropic funding in India, which meets solely 10% of our local weather financing wants. We should encourage philanthropy to unlock local weather motion and construct adaptive resilience for essentially the most weak communities, by making the local weather – SDG intersectionality mainstream. The motion in the direction of a sustainable and inclusive future for our communities mandates the involvement of all actors in local weather motion. Civil society, the federal government, philanthropic organizations, business and customers should perceive why you will need to shift this paradigm to an intersectional and collaborative method.”


As we face mounting international challenges associated to local weather change and sustainable growth, it turns into more and more evident that addressing these points in isolation is not possible. Local weather change has profound implications for all features of human life and the planet’s ecosystems, together with the belief of the SDGs. Regardless of local weather change being a worldwide concern, its affect is totally different throughout geographies, the state of affairs being notably grave for India. India is the fifth most weak of 181 nations to the consequences of local weather change, with our poorest and marginalized communities being essentially the most in danger. The highest 5 cities in India contribute 10% to its carbon footprint, a quantity solely set to worsen. Given India’s vulnerability to local weather change and its affect on the SDGs, there may be an pressing want to maneuver from signs of the disaster to the foundation causes and strengthen localized local weather governance for efficient sustainable growth.


“We stand on the crossroads of local weather change and sustainable growth, and this report serves as a compass for the long run, the place environmental stewardship and social fairness converge. We should acknowledge that each side of our life, from biodiversity preservation to gender equality, poverty eradication to healthcare, is interconnected with the pressing want to handle the local weather disaster. Solely by uniting these efforts can we pave the way in which for a sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for all,” mentioned Nilanjan Ghosh, Director, Observer Analysis Basis.


Key takeaways of the report:

  • With the worldwide system dealing with a large number of crises throughout the social, well being, and environmental spectrum, there may be an pressing want for scaling worldwide cooperation to seek out options. Improvement cooperation is more and more recognizing the roles that stakeholders play within the local weather ecosystem, such because the personal sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), and philanthropic organizations.

  • India’s giant philanthropic neighborhood is uniquely positioned to help the CSOs driving local weather motion by providing capability constructing, long-term capital, and technical help and might play a catalytic position in supplementing the efforts of different growth stakeholders in the direction of local weather motion.

  • India’s vibrant civil society, with its proximity to communities, huge geographical unfold, and distinctive mobilization expertise, has the potential to scale inclusive local weather motion within the nation and improve local weather resilience on the grassroots.

  • SDG 17 envisions encouraging and selling efficient public-private and civil society partnerships, constructing on the expertise and resourcing methods of partnerships.


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About Dasra

Dasra, that means ‘enlightened giving’ in Sanskrit, is a pioneering strategic philanthropy group that goals to rework India the place a billion thrive with dignity and fairness. Since its inception in 1999, Dasra has accelerated social change by driving collaborative motion by highly effective partnerships amongst a trust-based community of stakeholders (corporates, foundations, households, non-profits, social companies, authorities and media). Over time, Dasra has deepened social affect in centered fields that embrace Local weather, Adolescents, City Sanitation and Democracy and Governance, and has constructed social capital by main a strategic philanthropy motion within the nation.


For extra info, go to www.dasra.org.


About ORF

Observer Analysis Basis (ORF) is an impartial international assume tank primarily based in Delhi, India. The inspiration has three centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. ORF supplies doubtlessly viable inputs for coverage and decision-makers within the Indian Authorities and to the political and enterprise communities of India.