CLIMATE CHANGE

The Marri Channa Reddy Foundation takes a holistic view of how climate change impacts the environment, cities, humans, while also improving the lives and livelihoods. As the world becomes warmer because of carbondioxide emissions it is having dire consequences on the global climate. Hence it is paramount to take up measures in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to stabilize our climate. In partnership with other funders, and renewable energy companies we are investing in developing mitigation strategies that will bring in the visible difference.

Objectives

  • Promote the clean power alternatives that reduce reliance on coal.
  • Increase energy efficiency across all sectors.
  • Advocating afforestation and sustainable agricultural practices.

Our goals

  • Invest in green energy to address environment damage and climate change
  • Promote renewable energy across transport, homes and establishments
  • Drive awareness on the pressing need for embracing of energy efficient systems
  • Campaign for deforestation and restoration of green spaces in cities

Our Strategy

MCR Foundation supports organizations by working and supporting them on policies and projects that expedite transition to clean energy. The transition from using conventional source of energies to Solar and Wind energy shall reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gases beyond carbon dioxide alone, including black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons and increase energy efficiency.

It has been always believed and proved that everything in this world is connected, it is only our effort that makes us conscious about the “connect”. Farmers being the backbone of the Indian Community and at MCRF we not only stays connected with Farmers through our Farmers connect program but we make sure to put in all the efforts to stay connected with all the factors which influence the productivity and happiness of a farmer. Once such initiative is to address Climate Change and Renewable Energy. We at MCRF strive to protect the sanctum rights of every individual and at the same time believe that clean air, water, and a livable climate are considered to be the sacrosanct of life. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival.

The cost of global climate change impacts for India ranges from loss in agriculture productivity and impact on higher power generation requirement with increasing temperatures within a long term. Taking an economical perspective of the impact of climate change, a recent study accounts for a significant economic losses for India across sectors. For farmers the production losses in rice, wheat and maize alone could go up to 208 Bn US$ and 366 Bn US$ in 2050 and 2100 respectively (all prices are in 2010 US$) Climate change mitigation is a global challenge in a country like India, owing to its large agricultural sector, vast population, rich biodiversity, long coastline, and high poverty levels is expected to be one of the most vulnerable countries. The rationale behind addressing climate change is that India's agriculture sector is a livelihood source for more than 65% population, and agriculture productivity is considered to be low compared to global agricultural productivity. Moreover, Indian government's aim is to always be self-sufficient in terms of food production. Given these realities, any decline in agriculture production is bound to be costly for the nation and the “Aam Admi” suffers. With a huge population exposed to health impacts due to low resilience and income, any increase in chances of negative health impacts due to increased incidence of vector borne diseases will pose additional challenge especially for people from low-income categories. Health is a social concern and health provision will be further challenged due to impacts from climate change.

Taking into consideration all the above impacts on humanity and in specific the impact on India MCRF is taking up measures and various other initiatives to dodge the problem of Climate change and create a balance.