Award Categories

Category I: Community Based Climate Action

Community-based Action

This award category focuses on initiatives that increase the resilience capacity of the community/ communities to tackle challenges arising out of climate change. The initiative could be led by the community and or for the community exemplifying participatory approaches. The solutions could be in any sub-sectors as indicated under the general clause but not necessarily limited to. However, the model/ solution should be addressing an established need for climate action for a given vulnerable community in India.

Herein, participatory approach means, participation of the community in either decision making and/ or implementation of the action taken.

An established need could be exposure to any type of climate-induced hazards and/or impacts (direct/ indirect) arising from such exposure.

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Water resources, Health, Agriculture, Housing, Energy supply (other than renewables) Transport, Education, Gender mainstreaming, Ecosystem conservation, Climate-induced Disaster etc.

Category II: Enablers for Urban Centered Climate Change Management

Urban Solutions

This award category aims to recognize solutions that protect and enhance the resilience capacity of urban poor and or urban infrastructure against climate risks in and around urban agglomerates. Under this section, the campaign is looking for implementation-based initiatives signifying climate mitigation and/ or climate adaptation and together they may provide economic benefits as well. Leveraging/ converging government schemes to obtain the desired change on the ground also qualifies under this category.

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Water & Sanitation, Buildings, Energy, Transport, Urban Agriculture, Healthcare, Climate-induced Disaster etc.

Category III: Business Leadership in Climate Action

Business Leadership

This category of awards focusses on industries/ corporates/ businesses*, recognizing their transformational efforts in achieving excellence and innovation towards climate neutrality/ mitigating GHG emissions/ adapting to climate change/ and or resource efficiency, such that it overall benefits the country in tackling the issues of climate change.

*Businesses should be able to demonstrate how their actions are benefiting the country in reaching its climate goals and increasing resilience in its action areas. 

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Water resources, Health, Agriculture, Housing, Energy supply (other than renewables) Transport, Education, Gender mainstreaming, Ecosystem conservation, Climate-induced Disaster etc.

Category IV: Women-led Climate Action Initiatives

Women for Results

Across the globe, women play an essential role in tackling the climate change challenges. Recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change. , this category of the award aims to recognize women leaders under whose leadership climate actions  are being implemented progressively and realizing the benefits. This category aims to bring women to the forefront, such that more women power participates in building better tomorrow.

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Water resources, Health, Agriculture, Housing, Energy supply (other than renewables) Transport, Education, Gender mainstreaming, Ecosystem conservation, Climate-induced Disaster etc.

Category V: Enterprises in the renewable energy space

Renewable Energy Solutions

With the Indian government targeting large uptake of renewable energy and striving to provide the enabling environment for industry and investors to join, novel solutions around RE initiatives are stemming up. To further encourage the RE players who strive hard to bring a sea change in India’s renewable energy market with groundbreaking innovations & initiatives, this award category has been created.

The initiatives under this category should able to demonstrate that the solution eases the access to RE source, makes it affordable and/ or supplies to area with either poor supply or has no access to electricity.

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Renewable Energy – demand-side, supply-side, decentralized or grid connected, standalone product, or services, micro or pico-grid solutions, etc.

Category VI: Innovation in Climate Action

Transformative Action

This category focuses on the development of and/ or use of innovative products, services, and/or practices for building/ enhancing the climate resilience of people/ planet. New age social enterprises, next practices, innovative financing solutions, or systems and processes that are overcoming critical barriers to climate resilience qualify under this category.

Areas of Intervention (Please note this is not an exhaustive list, but suggestive only)

Water resources, Health, Agriculture, Housing, Energy supply (other than renewables) Transport, Education, Gender mainstreaming, Ecosystem conservation, Climate-induced Disaster etc.