Climate change is the most daunting environmental challenge that
our world is facing. In the next decade, the future is going to
look very different and it is essential that young people are
given the opportunity to understand global warming and its
impacts, how to mitigate its effects, and innovate climate smart
solutions in order to shape a green world with green jobs for
The “Climate Action Project” (CAP), is an initiative by the UN, WWF
& NASA to save the planet. It is also supported by Dr. Jane Goodall,
The UN Foundation, the Irish President, governments in 15 countries
, and many other public figures and world leaders. During the past
years it was featured by National Geographic, BBC and 40 other
national media companies. It is a student-centred international
online platform that aims to lead to a change of behaviour through
education. Youngsters across 6 continents are connecting
virtually to solve the world's most pressing challenge.
The Vice Principal, Dr. Namita Agrawal, introduced this project
to the school in September 2020 where staff members or
students could volunteer to be part of this drive if they wished.
Within a couple of days there were about 300 students and 30
teachers from IIS Pune who registered themselves for this project.
There were many parents too who expressed their keen interest for
the same. Starting 28th September 2020, the staff and students
started collaborating on climate change topics. During the next 6
weeks studied causes and effects and tried to solve world issues
and take action.