Annual Report 2015: Regional and Global outreach

Climate + Change Exhibition Initiative Comes to India

Climate+Change continued its roll across the Himalayas in 2015 with its arrival in New Delhi, launching the Indian segment of the open-ended initiative that combines an evolving exhibition with outreach, documentation, creative expression, and education around climate issues.

After the success of Climate+Change in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal, the initiative briefly travelled to parts of the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, collecting stories and working with communities to share the challenges and opportunities of life in a rapidly changing environment. These stories were exhibited during the launch of the initiative in December by the Indian Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and representatives from Indian Himalayan mountain states.

As Climate+Change Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains, Our Future gains momentum, it will highlight stories of the rapidly changing environment, local perspectives, and creative solutions from the Indian Himalayas. The multipronged project was launched with the goal of fostering a broader climate smart community that responds constructively to the challenges of environmental change. It serves as a travelling platform to bring together science, policy and practice – with an emphasis on local solutions and inspiring effective responses.

“There are thousands of people doing amazing work. We are going to bring them together and promote the networking of change agents from across the Himalayan region.“

Prakash Javadekar
Minister for environment, Forest and Climate Change, India