Vision

To tackle climate change in India by protecting vulnerable communities, capitalising on emerging opportunities, and establishing India as a leader in the global movement.

Values

Big Tent

Build a large and diverse tent, to include all those willing to engage without favouring one particular approach to climate action.

Ecosystem

Create a broader ecosystem to enable philanthropic engagement on climate change in India

India Focussed

Respond to India’s realities, commitments and priorities while seeking global best practices relevant to our context.

Conversation

Stimulate widespread, informed conversation around climate change and climate action.

Goals

Reduce the transaction costs of engaging on climate change

Increase the urgency of engaging on climate change

Provide a unique platform for Indian leadership

Build capacity to act on climate change

Programs

& OUTPUTS

These goals will be achieved through the ICC’s four programmatic focus areas by building the partnerships and networks necessary to seed knowledge across the collaborative, drive awareness and advocacy on the goal and offer technical expertise and assistance.

The ICC will reduce the transaction cost of engaging to fight climate change for funders and philanthropic institutions.

The ICC will build a networked ecosystem of climate actors, that will support greater collective investments and partnerships for climate change related work, to reduce inefficiencies and enable more cost and knowledge sharing.

The ICC has a role to play in supporting the cross-pollination of ideas across its members. The collaborative is built on trust and individual relationships between ICC members and will encourage their peers to ‘get on board’.

The collaborative will create a space for a unique, democratic platform for Indian leadership for climate change and will serve as a voice for all Indian philanthropies that will directly help us work towards the achievement of our SDGs and INDCs.

Expected

IMPACTS

Over 3 years, ICC will have increased philanthropic engagement on climate, as well as improved the quality of India’s climate debate

Engagement

A majority of funders adopting a climate lens across their portfolios

Program quality

Improved quality of programs in terms of climate impacts

Funding

Marked increase in philanthropic funding and crowded-in funding from other sources

Public discourse

More informed debate across diverse viewpoints on climate issues, leading to greater societal awareness

Cooperation

Regular dialogue, both formal and informal, fostering exchanges of experiences and coordination on strategy and funding

Communities

Sectoral impacts on climate indicators via philanthropic portfolios

Ecosystem

Robust ecosystem of research partners, implementers, technical experts, and service providers supporting philanthropic engagement

Current Core

Committee

Technical
Advisory Group

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ABAN MARKER KABRAJI

Regional Director of the Asia Regional Office at International Union for Conservation of Nature

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ANUMITA ROYCHOWDHURY

Executive Director of Research and Advocacy at the Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India

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NAVROZ K DUBASH

Professor at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Senior Fellow & Coordinator for the Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment.

Resources

Research and other knowledge products produced by ICC, its members and its institutional partners.