EarthCare Awards is a week to the closing date and the significance cannot be emphasized enough as climate change plays havoc with weather systems and livelihoods in a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year tenth edition of EarthCare Awards. It is a joint venture of Time of India and JSW.

The unusual weather activity, such as Delhi experiencing its wettest January on record, or the unusual warming of the Arabian Sea about 1.5 times that of the rest of the world’s oceans leading to unusual hurricanes on India’s west coast, are phenomena hat must give the subcontinent and region’s island nations pause.

Earthcare is the need of the hour. Earthcare includes initiatives that helps communities adapt to extreme climate, endeavours that build resilience, programmes that arrest the slide into climate crises.

The EarthCare awards were inaugurated on 2012 to recognize climate initiatives. It was on the realization that no nation can fight climate change alone, the awards were extended to SAARC countries.

Bangladesh environment ministry won for a far-reaching collaboration between forest, agriculture and fisheries ministries to tackle coastal vulnerabilities. A Sri Lankan NGO won for solid waste management to reduce methane emission in Galle.

The 127 Infantry Battalion Garhwal Eco Warriors won for the Project Badrivan for exemplary eco-restoration and afforestation activity in Uttarakhand that faces flash floods, land slides and erosion in environment.

With each edition, the awards are homage to relevant measures by governments, non-profits, community based groups and corporate houses. This year has a new category-enterprises in renewable energy.

The awards Category

  1. Urban Centred climate change management
  2. Business leadership in climate action
  3. Women-led climate initiative
  4. Innovation in climate change

Entries will be reviewed by a stellar jury of RA Mashelkar, former DG, CSIR, Arunbha Ghosh of CEEW, Chandra Bhushan of iFOREST, Shloka Nath of India Climate Collaborative and Rajat Gupta of McKinsey. Grant Thornton is knowledge partner for the framework to measure entries. The last day of receiving entries is February 20, 2022.