World’s largest Global Climate Clock Assembly and display event on Earth Day.
A 39-member squad of students led by Prof. Shweta Anand, School of Management, and Dr. Shiv Shankar, Faculty Department of Environmental Science, School of Vocational Studies and Applied Science, Gautam Buddha University participated. This event was organized by the Energy Swaraj Foundation in association with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, the Government of India, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Approximately 5000 students from Schools, Colleges and University together at one venue created multiple Climate Clocks. Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, Prof. IIT Bombay, Fonder, Energy Swaraj Foundation introduced the world’s largest climate clock assembly event. the participants of the event assembled the climate clock which displays the counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”). At 1.5 degrees warming, sea level is expected to rise by 10 to 30 inches (26 to 77 centimetres), putting 10 million more people at risk from coastal storms and flooding. Heat waves will continue to get worse, exposing 14 percent of the world population to extreme heat at least once every five years. On this occasion, Honorable Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India Shri Jitendra Singh ji, Ms. Deepali Upadhyay, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Mr. Abhejit Agarwal, Head - Of Sustainability and CSR, Axis Bank Limited, Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, DG, CSIR, Dr. Chintan Vaishnav, and NITI Aayog also expressed their views on earth day. The event successfully made the participants aware of the immediate action required to stop the global warming. Each Institution will display the clock making others aware. Through media and news coverage masses will be made aware. Overall, the event was a grand success.