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Theme: Climate Crisis - A Race We Can Win

This event occurred on
January 13, 2023
Gurugram, Haryana

No corner of the globe is immune from the devastating consequences of climate change. Rising temperatures are fueling environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, food and water insecurity, economic disruption, conflict, and terrorism. Sea levels are rising, the Arctic is melting, coral reefs are dying, oceans are acidifying, and forests are burning. It is clear that business as usual is not good enough. As the infinite cost of climate change reaches irreversible highs, now is the time for bold collective action.

The focus of the event is climate change; each talk should reflect that. This is not a regular TEDx event. The Countdown initiative is focused on five subject areas: energy, transport, materials, food and nature.

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DLF Cyber Park - The Auditorium, Tower C, DLF Cyberpark, 7th and 8th Floor, Phase II, Udyog Vihar, Sector 20
Gurugram, Haryana, 122008
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Aishwarya Sharma

India’s First Fashion Activist | Ambassador United Nations
Aishwarya is 25 year old fashion and climate activist based out of Delhi, India and a Global Goals Ambassador with United Nations. Aishwarya represent Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities with Togetherband & United Nations and host a following of 200,000 people and growing with global readers from all parts of the world and work with numerous NGOs and organizations in India and abroad including MSF (New York) Embrace Relief, Stop Acid Attacks, HelpAge, Amari Foundation (India) WaterAid, SDG Action, Lakshyam NGO & more. Recognised as India’s first fashion activist, Aishwarya is also a goodwill ambassador For youth of India and campaigning for collective action on green hydrogen. Aishwarya content focuses on social media focuses on how Fashion can be used as a tool for social impact and awareness & advocating for climate crisis. She recently represented Indian youth voices at COP27 presidency as the only influencer activist to do so.

Dwishojoyee Banerjee

Environmental Activist | Ashoka Young Changemaker
Dwishojoyee Banerjee, an environmental activist and a young girl from Patna, Bihar, currently residing in Delhi. Dwishojoyee’s initiative ‘the Soft Move’ focuses on helping young people move away from being ‘Noise-makers’ and towards being ‘Change-makers’. Banerjee’s change-making journey must’ve taken roots when at the age of 4. She questioned her father why is the soap “life buoy” named life buoy( misreading it as a boy) and not life human. From then on, She has voyaged as a volunteer throughout her school life. She has received the YLAC fellowship (2021), Ashoka young changemaker fellowship(2022), and Global changemaker fellowship(2022)among others. She has received various awards. She is also a young Campaigner with Save the Children INDIA.

Krishnendra Meena

Educationist | International Studies
Dr. Krishnendra Meena is a Faculty member at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research is centred around the study of Borders and Environment. His work looks at the intersection between Geography and International Relations. An significant aspect of his work deals with the politics around nature, which has led to the stalling of talks on addressing issues related to Climate Change.

Varsha Raikwar

Radio Jockey | Young Climate Leader | UN India "We The Change" Campaign
Varsha Raikwar, a 25-year-old radio jockey from a small village in Madhya Pradesh, is raising climate change awareness among the grassroots through community radio - Radio Bundelkhand. Varsha is one of the climate change-maker and an exemplar of women empowerment who is empowering and educating the general public about the planet Earth. Over 2.5 lakh listeners from 150 villages tune into Radio Bundelkhand to listen to Varsha Raikwar an icon of women empowerment. The listeners listen with zest to the first-hand reports, advice, and the news of it across. She also emphasizes what can be done to make the planet greener for future generations.

Organizing team


New Delhi, India


Gurgaon, India
  • Rahul Kanwar