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December 24, 2022
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.

Billabong High International School
124 Cantonmnet
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208004
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Anuj Ramatri

Ecological Activist /Film Director/You tuber/An Ecofreak
Anuj Ramatri is a creator working on raising environmental awareness amongst people. Coming from a filmmaking background, he has been raising awareness on the importance of saving water, electricity and preserving the natural world through his short films, expecting a few hundred like-minded people to watch. Little did he know that one day, those few hundred would soon turn into 1.5 million followers amongst all platforms with billions of views on his videos.Anuj Ramatri is on a mission to ensure that every detail is explained in an easy-to-understand manner so that every person can understand the importance of saving the planet

Atul Khosla

Founder & Vice Chancellor Shoolini University
Teacher, Social Entrepreneur and Educationist ,Atul Khosla is the Founder and Vice Chancellor of Shoolini University,Solan, Himachal Pradesh.Shoolini is India's leading research centric not -for- profit private University.Atul started his career with McKinsey as a consultant and later joined as CEO and Global partner at Oliver Wyman Atul has also been Senior Group Director and founder of Everest's Group businesses in India and Asia in 2003-2006.Atul also advises several global and indian organisations on issues of strategy ,operations and innovation- as independent Director with Gabriel India,Senior advisor to Ankur Capital (India's leading social VC fund) among others.Atul recently co-founded Aadoo - an edu tech startup with the aspiration to bring in hitech to higher education.

Kaushik Ranjan Bandyopadhyay

Chairperson,Centre for Business Sustainability/Director in Enterprise Incubation Centre
An economist and policy specialist with two decades of academic, policy research and administrative experience . Prior to joining IIM Lucknow ,was engaged with IISD as a Principal Policy Adviser. In this capacity have also been leading UNEP India Mission on Measurement of SDG 12.c.1. Besides that I was associated as a Senior Consultant with Tata Trusts for the India Consensus Project administered jointly by Tata Trust and Copenhagen Consensus Centre, USA. My notable engagement in the past includes serving as Member of the sub-group on transport sector formed by Government of India for providing inputs to the India Chapter of the Energy Technology Perspectives 2010, have around 70 publications to my credit that includes ABDC A* and A rated journals and with publishers like Edward Elgar, Oxford University Press, Elsevier Science, Sage, among others. areas of teaching and research interests include- Economics, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, Business Sustainability, ESG Issues.

Ms Licypriya

Youngest Climate Activist /Leading Voice for Climate Change Globally
Licypriya is an Eleven-Years-Old Indian Climate Activists. She has been championing her cause since she was six years-old to protect, preserve and nurture our environment by fighting against climate change. She is one of the Youngest climate activists globally and has addressed world leaders in the United Nations Climate Conference 2019 (COP25) in Madrid, Spain calling the world leaders to take immediate climate actions to save our planet and life on in . She is an outspoken young leader inspiring millions of people around the World and one of the leading voices for climate change globally.She transformed our iconic Taj Mahal into a plastic pollution free monument in June 2022. Delhi University makes compulsory to plant minimum one tree every year by each student to pass their final examinations ,which is her long pending demand.

Rakesh Khatri

Naturalist/ Nestman of India
Passionate about saving birds, conserving water and understanding climate change Rakesh Khatri continues to inspire people across the country, especially children through workshops, nature walks and theatre. In 2013, he was honoured with the International Green Apple Award in the House of Commons in London for his work on saving sparrows. Rakesh Khatri has been working extensively in many areas and conducted more than 1600 workshops and built 3,75,000 sparrow nests, made of jute, wood and other recyclable material land established them at schools colonies apartments parks . For his noble work and passion to do something for balancing our ecosystem his name has been booked in Limca Book of records for theatre on climate change theatre, Earth Day Network Star and Limca Book of Records Two times for sparrow conservation.

Ramveer Tanwar

Environmentalist/Pondman/Founder of Say Earth NGO
Passionate about water conservation during his student life, he started his campaign called Jal Chaupal in Gautam Budhha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. He urged people to conserve water and to save natural resources like ponds, lakes, and wetlands. Praised by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji in Mann Ki Baat and also by Honorable Chief Minister Shrigley Yogi Adityanath, he is the Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission.Ghaziabad and appointed district coordinator of the 'BhuJal-Sena, Noida (Groundwater Force)' by Government of Uttar Pradesh. Ramveer has contributed to restore and rejuvenate 40+ ponds and lakes in all over India.He is also working as a consultant with different corporate groups and government departments for restoration of waterbodies and awareness campaigns.

Ripudaman Bevli

Founder @litterfreeindia @ploggersofindia 600 cleanups 100 cities 1 cr Indians 🏆Social Activist of the Year 🌱Plogging Ambassador of India 4*TED Talk

Sachin Shigwani

Solar Man/Founder of Green "I" Initiative
Known as the Solar Man of India, Sachin Drupada Yashwant Shigwan is successfully running an NGO – The Green “I” Initiative Foundation, in the field of Environment and Education. For the last 10 years, the NGO has contributed enthusiastically to the educational growth of rural school children in India ,creating awareness among Indian youth towards nature and the environment. The Green “I” Initiative Foundation till now has lit up 400+ villages in seven states of India and Sachin has personally worked in more than 350 villages to understand the real issues of rural India. He has a mission of lighting up 1000 rural schools/villages with the help of solar energy till 2025. Green India Initiative Pvt. Ltd. is fortunate enough to receive the following awards Dr. Shirin Gadhia Sustainability Award 2014 by Eco Centre icneer, Baroda,Global Solar Energy Leadership Award 2015 by Global Solar Energy & Conference, Mumbai

Sajid Pareeth

Senior Researcher in Remote Sensing at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Sajid Designs and develops ICT solutions by combining remote sensing techniques with Earth observing satellite data towards optimising land and water use for ensuring food security under the changing climate scenario.He has 12 years of international experience working with multiple international NGO's in Asia and Africa.His contribution in developing capacity on related technologies to multiple governments and NGO stakeholders is noteworthy.In short, Sajid is a digital innovator designing space based solutions towards optimal land and water use for food security in Asia and Africa.

Sanjeevani Sharma

Founder of Kanpur Ploggers /Climate Activist
Dr Sanjivini Sharma is founder of Kanpur Ploggers, an NGO that has been raising awareness about plastic pollution and cleaning the ghats of Ganga river in Kanpur , every Sunday for the last one year & prevented more than 10 thousand kilos of plastic and other pollutants from reaching Ganga . The trash is loaded by volunteers on garbage trucks & sent to waste management plant Additionally, they also collect plastic packets from homes of 100 families and send them to a local recycle facility, where they are recycled. They have this recycled more than 30 thousand plastic packets and have designed a novel tree guard using the same recycled plastic which is being used for plantation activity around Ganga river.

Satyendra Bhagat

Architect/Natural Builder
Worked on various projects which includes, Architectural designs for residential apartments, Bungalows, Institutional buildings, Planning, Corporate, commercial, & residential interiors, Green buildings, and experimental Architecture.. • First prize... Design competition, Neilsoft corporate office building design.. Pune. • Third shortlisted project for Rural Business Hub (RBH) for Reliance India.. • Five star green rated residential apartment at Akurdi, Pune. (Ongoing) • A mud (COB) house in Mandu, M.P. Indid. • Constructing our own mud house in a village near Pune. • A small self-learning centre

Shweta Dalmia

Founder & CEO of Climapreneur
Shweta Dalmia is the Founder&CEO at Climapreneur, TEDX speaker, advisory board of one of the 19, Atal Community Innovation Centre at GIET University, Odisha, supported by NITI Aayog, Govt. of India, working to encourage the spirit of climapreneurship in the in the southeast of Odisha. She is also the recipient of Global Emerging Leader Award 2022 and Shethepeople Digital Women Award 2021. She holds a Masters in Climate Change from one of top 8 universities in the world,University College London. She is also a laureate of the Press Start Programme,Erasmus funded, supported by the Departmental Directorate of Social Cohesion (DDCS), Government of France. France. Trained in citizenship engagement, leadership, expression of one’s idea, development of projects, intercultural association and cooperation ,environment and solidarity, social issues, creativity and artistic development. Putting in place four values- Seeking autonomy, respecting differences, affirming citizenship and purpose.

Upamanyu Borkakoty

Co-founder, Woolah/an eco-conscious tea start-up
Upamanyu Borkakoty is the Co-founder of Woolah, an eco-conscious tea start-up, based out of a small town called Sivasagar in Assam, which he co-founded with his childhood friend Anshuman Bharali. Woolah essentially means happiness in Assamese and it aims to build a happy + responsible tea brand fuelled by innovation at its core.His vision was to re-imagine better & safer ways of brewing teas which helped create products that are super healthy, hassle-free to brew, tastes amazing and is great for the planet; just the way it should be. Woolah’s first innovation TRUEDIPS (patent-pending) is World’s First Bagless and only sustainable tea dip, which delivers the most exotic taste nature has to offer. TRUEDIPS provides a wholesome tea experience, in terms of taste, nutrition and refreshment and also removes plastic footprint from the environment.

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Kanpur, India