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Environment Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability New

The vitality of any community is directly linked to the health of its environment. At United Way India, we firmly believe that no community can truly flourish if its surroundings are marred by degradation and decline.

Our multifaceted programs for community welfare operate together with our environmental protection and reclamation programs. Recognizing the imperative of a sustainable future, we’ve aligned our efforts to support the restoration and protection of our planet’s precious resources.

  • India ranked 180th out of 180 countries in the 2022 Environmental Performance Index. This serves as a stark reminder that urgent action is needed to steer our course away from environmental decline.
  • India, cognizant of its responsibilities, has set forth ambitious targets through its nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments. With an eye towards the horizon, India has committed to reducing emissions intensity of GDP by 45% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.
  • Launch of LiFE “Lifestyle for Environment” mission in 2023 under COP27 priorities to strengthen country’s position as India is leading the International Solar Alliance as well as the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
  • The Global carbon budget 2022 report says if emissions stay at the same level, it will take just 9 years for atmospheric CO2 to increase temperatures by 1.5 °C contributing to global warming
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, ‘Climate Change 2022’ illustrates that currently around 3.6 billion of world’s population lives in highly vulnerable climate, especially in global south region


In the face of these challenges, United Way India remains steadfast in its commitment to catalyze change, inspire sustainable practices, and forge pathways toward a harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature. We understand that true progress must be rooted in the wellbeing of both our communities and the environment we share.

With our flagship programs mentioned below, we strive for a world where thriving communities and a flourishing environment walk hand in hand, shaping a future of promise and possibility.

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Our programs under Environment Sustainability

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