Climate Action strategy for a better and resilient future
Climate change has emerged as one of the most complex challenges of our times threatening global development and its widespread, unprecedented impacts are disproportionately burdening the world’s poorest and the most vulnerable. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food, water and energy security to rising sea levels that increase the risk of inundating coastal cities, the impacts of climate change are global and unprecedented in scope and scale.
Given this context, Dr. Reddy’s Foundation (DRF) recognizes the urgency to address climate change through concerted efforts and hence included climate action as a part of the organization’s mandate. DRF’s climate action program, Action for Climate and Environment (ACE), recognizes that in order to limit global warming and protect livelihoods we need to explore and implement a mix of mitigation and adaptation strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change, in a participatory and integrated manner. This document developed in consultation with our partner organizations, industry practitioners, friends from peer organizations and internal team members details our strategy for climate action over the next five years. The strategy focuses on Agriculture and water, Smart Energy Management, Coastal Ecosystems, Solid Waste Management and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.
For a detailed understanding of our strategic principles, priorities and key components, download our strategy paper.