Tech driven solution for carbon reduction
Together, let’s Cool The Globe A Citizen-Led Platform for Climate Action
A new inventory of national greenhouse gas emissions has just been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and UNDP, developed to help the country meet the requirements of the International Convention on Climate Change. The information in this database will be valuable for policy-makers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. The level of data accuracy has significantly improved and for the first time, many new sectors have been included. Aviation is one of the new sectors included, with data on emissions at a level of detail and accuracy only achieved by a few developed countries in the world!
Cool The Globe started with a simple question – ‘What can I do about climate change?’ they realized that citizen actions were powerful in combating climate change. From this was born Cool The Globe App, to help people reduce their Greenhouse Gas Emissions to a target. Simple videos about the Cool The Globe App is going viral across citizen groups, and have reached millions of people around the globe. Through Cool The Globe, 10,000 Citizens from over 55 countries have joined hands to make climate action a part of their lives.
How does it work?
- Set Targets: Set monthly and annual targets To reduce individual & collective GHG Emissions.
- Take Action: Choose from a host of climate actions You can integrate into your day.
- Track Progress: Track & Record GHG Emissions saved with simple day-to-day climate actions.
What can we do to reduce Green House Gas Emissions?
Shifting to renewable energy, putting a price on carbon, and phasing out coal are all important elements in reducing GHG emissions. Ultimately, stronger emission-reduction targets are necessary for the preservation of long-term human and environmental health.
“We need to implement strong policies that back the raised ambitions,” says Mr. Radka. “We cannot continue down the same path and expect better results. Action is needed now.”
During COP26, the European Union and the United States launched the Global Methane Pledge, which will see over 100 countries aim to reduce 30 percent of methane emissions in the fuel, agriculture, and waste sectors by 2030.
Despite the challenges, there is reason to be positive. From 2010 to 2021, policies were put in place to lower annual emissions by 11 gigatons by 2030 compared to what would have otherwise happened. Individuals can also join the UN’s #ActNow campaign for ideas to take climate-positive actions.
By making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, everyone can be a part of the solution and influence change. Speaking up is one way to multiply impact and create change on a much bigger scale.
Now when you question yourself ‘What can you do about climate change?’
Go and download Cool The Globe App. One simple solution to your question.
Cool The Globe Achievements:
- Taru Lalwani (Award for environmental protection)
Is conferred every year by the prestigious Rotary Club of Bombay, to honor innovations and achievements in the field of environment conservation. Past awardees include environmentalist Ms. Menaka Gandhi, and RK Pachauri, who led the Nobel winning panel at IPCC
- Olive Crown (Young Green Crusader of the Year Award)
Every year, The International Advertising Association (IAA) India Chapter presents the reputed Olive Crown Awards to recognize creative excellence in communicating sustainability. The Olive Crown Awards are the only awards in Asia to recognize and salute creative excellence in communicating sustainability. Past winners include individuals like Dia Mirza, Maneka Gandhi, Sadhguru’s Isha Foundation, and corporate entities like HUL and the Piramal Foundation.