Four IVLP participants from Odisha explore U.S. efforts to mitigate climate change.
IVLP alumna Pratibha Bharathi quit her job as a techie to create ecofriendly alternatives to single-use plastic.
With support from DFC, Yulu is helping mitigate carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion.
Remanufacturing can reduce dependence on natural resources and create a resource-efficient economy.
Nexus alumnus and entrepreneur Sanjay Maurya helps break down how we can contribute to cleaner air.
Author Martin Puchner talks about the impact of narratives and literature on human behavior toward climate change.
Sonal Shukla’s start-up, econscious, reduces plastic waste pollution through an innovative recycling model.
The Trees Outside Forests in India program is helping boost the country’s natural environment and economy by nurturing trees in farms, cities and parks.
Bicycle mayors help urban residents reduce their carbon footprints and build a sustainable future.
Online marketplace Brown Living wants to make sustainable consumption the new normal.
Environmentalist Soumya Ranjan Biswal works on mangrove and wetland biodiversity conservation in Odisha.
Make some noise for Kelsey Rae and 2B1, who upcycle trash into musical instruments, building awareness on climate change.
A U.S. State Department-funded program brings together the brightest minds from five South Asian countries to fight the climate crisis.
USAID is working with the Indian Railways on the network’s transition to net zero energy by 2030.
Coastal and land-bound wetlands cover 5.5 percent of the United States. Learn more about how the U.S. federal and state governments protect them.
USAID works with the Lucknow Development Authority to construct sustainable and energy-efficient houses.
U.S. and Indian researchers study ways to protect wildlife corridors allowing tigers mobility to survive and thrive.
Three Fulbright-Nehru fellows talk about their research in India and the incomparable exposure the exchange program offers.
Whitman College alumna Gauri Mirashi aims to create sustainable cities by empowering communities to live in harmony with their surroundings.
Scaling up efficient forest management increases forest sustainability, economic opportunities and community livelihoods.
What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.
Ecovia and Dharaksha Ecosolutions offer sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging for the e-commerce industry.
As summer temperatures rise, EESL’s super-efficient air conditioning program aims to encourage energy-efficient cooling.
Through the POWER initiative, women are taking charge of their futures in a climate-positive way.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Uma Ramakrishnan works to conserve the tiger population in India using population genetics.
The World Food Prize recognizes and encourages innovations to increase the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Angirus uses waste to create a low emission and ecofriendly alternative to traditional clay bricks.
The Good Food Institute India works with innovators and market leaders to create plant-based meat alternatives for sustainable eating habits.
Shreya Dave’s Via Separations could eliminate up to 90 percent of the energy used in industrial processes to separate chemicals for the food and beverage industry.
HelpUsGreen creates a range of products made from reprocessed floral and agro-waste, including an ecofriendly substitute for thermocol.
Nexus-trained bioQ redesigns daily-use products to create ecofriendly options.
Sahar Mansoor’s start-up, Bare Necessities, offers personal and home care products that are ecofriendly and use biodegradable packaging.
U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
Forest-PLUS, launched by USAID and the Government of India, aims to improve the management of forests to combat climate change, conserve biodiversity and enhance livelihood benefits.
Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas.
Water Matters, a collaborative project between the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust, explores challenges and opportunities related to sustainable water management in South India and worldwide.
Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health and what you can do to help.
LIFAFFA partners with ragpickers to convert plastic waste into a leather-like material and create upcycled products.
Jasmeet Kaur’s Nexus-incubated start-up designs and creates effective waste management solutions.
Graviky Labs transforms harmful pollution particles into tools for artists.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Joshua Apte’s research group at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a collaborative effort to understand the relationships between urban air pollutant emissions, population exposure and human health.
Adarsh Shukla's Photolite surface enhancement coating helps curb air pollution using visible light.
Air pollution in India is a severe and persistent problem that affects the health of millions. But an innovative new partnership shows signs of addressing this massive issue through raising awareness of air quality at the local level.
Nexus-trained Schillings Air offers products and services to eliminate air pollutants, reduce cost and help monitor clean air.
Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and New York have turned their story around over decades by reigning in air pollution with the help of government initiatives and new technology.
Food waste is harsh on the environment and worsens world hunger. But activists and organizations are now recycling "rejected" produce to feed hungry communities.
Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.
Since passing the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the United States has helped save nearly extinct creatures. Meet six of them here.
From Puerto Rico to Alaska, there are a number of rainforests located within the United States. Learn more about them here.
Earth Day is on April 22. Spend the day thinking about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and support our planet.
Megacities such as Delhi, Chennai, Karachi, Madrid, and Istanbul are already experiencing an extremely high risk of droughts, and many other regions could follow suit over the next few years.
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Tamanna Subba explores the links between aerosols, air pollution and climate change, to build a better understanding of the Indian summer monsoon.
Pramod Deshmukh, part of the 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program, develops water conservation projects in rural India.
Jonathan Safran Foer and Jeffrey Gettleman discuss how daily actions can make an impact in the efforts to combat climate change.
With support from the U.S. Department of State, Swechha harnesses technology, inspires individuals and advocates for environmental change across India.
Isaac Kehimkar, known as India’s Butterfly Man, talks about his work and his takeaways from studying American NGO’s as part of his 2006 Fulbright Fellowship.
An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
Cities need to implement adaptive strategies that are responsive to local circumstances to mitigate the climate crisis.
Reducing food wastage can help conserve resources and the environment.
Fulbright-Nehru research scholar Alexander O’Neill has worked to support environmental conservation efforts in India.
Interactive storytelling can drive climate action by raising awareness of how the climate crisis affects everyday life.
Renkube, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has developed a mechanism which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by redirection of sunlight and contribute to lowering of carbon footprints.
Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Dr. Sonja Klinsky works on building analytic capacity to enable climate action in ways that also address human development needs.
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellow Afreen Hussain assesses the impact of climate change and human disturbances on coral reefs to assist in the conservation of this highly vulnerable ecosystem.
The strategic partnership between India and the United States can drive urgent progress in this critical decade for climate action.