Strategic Climate Communications
Climate Trends is a Delhi based strategic communications initiative building a narrative in India around climate ambition and low carbon development pathways, based on data driven and fact based analysis. We focus on building understanding of the public and media on themes of climate change and energy transition. We are passionate about a robust conversation on climate and energy in our country and we support creative ways to do this at a national level, regional and local level.
What we Do ?
Complex narratives are difficult to understand and even difficult to find solutions too. However, they can be broken down into simple challenges to collectively find lasting solutions.
We believe that complex issues need many minds and hence we collaborate with the best minds to get the best results.
Not just building new ones, but also managing old ones. Managing narratives is the key to finding a proper solution to an issue. Consider us as moderating live debates with an objective of finding solutions
As a communications organisation we manage narratives to accurately reflect the truth. We can’t do this without investing our time and efforts in doing the due diligence, which often means our own research and data analysis.
If the problem is understood thoroughly, all stakeholders are identified, and solution is identified , then making a strategy is all the more easy. Though this takes years of practice. Collectively, we have more than 50 years of work experience building effective strategies.
While the traditional operating models limit media interactions to outreach, we instead focus on building media’s capacity to report on complex issues. In addition to issuing press releases, analysis papers and researched reports, we conduct workshops that bring together all stakeholders with an objective to freely discuss issues for the benefit of interested journalists.
Topics we explore
Right from a village in Jharkhand to the urban areas of Chennai, from the high-rise in Mumbai to the small streets fo Kolkata, air pollution in India is a national problem which needs a national solution.
We believe in the decade of 2020s, everyone must have access to clean electricity and that this can be achieved through sustainable and affordable sources. India is on a cusp of energy transition from polluting fossil fuels to clean renewables sources.
The climate impacts are clearly visible in India in the form of changing rain fall patterns, extreme heatwaves, flooding, cyclones and droughts. With rising sea levels, India’s 7000km coastline and people there are also at risk.
India’s policies including climate actions make the country compatible with 2°C though not with 1.5°C yet. India needs to do more than whats; been done on firing the engine that drives a sustainable growth in addition to equally focusing on adaptation.