Can you picture
Imagine a world where the norm is to eat healthy food, breathe clean air, drink safe water, relish pleasant weather, have peaceful relations, and live in well-planned societies. A world where people are happy, communities are resilient, businesses are prosperous, governance is efficient, and nature flourishes. Diversity and excellence are encouraged, supported, and celebrated, with no one left behind.
Envision a world where everyone has a good quality of life in our villages, towns, and cities. Healthy soil, gardens, parks, lakes, rivers, forests, marshes, grasslands, deserts, mountains, and oceans. There is an abundance of comfort, culture, fun, freedom, good health, harmony, joy, stability, and security in such a world. There is less fear, hatred, inequity, injustice, insecurity, disease, suffering, and violence in this world.
Transformative climate action makes such worlds possible today.
The Initiative for Climate Action (ICA) is a non-profit
and has a vision that imagines, enables and accelerates
low-carbon and zero-carbon futures of justice and sustainability.
We are starting our journey by building an ecosystem for
climate action in Bangalore, India.
Who are we?
ICA operates with a unique transformative system change approach
The ICA, a young S. 8 non-profit company, is a 45+ member volunteer community of lawyers, policy experts, film-makers, artists, systems thinkers, climate scientists, marine biologists, architects, civil society workers, academicians, etc. and has extensive collective experience of engaging different aspects of climate change, systemic transformation, vulnerability response, resilience-building, education, and youth empowerment.
The ICA operates with a unique transformative system change approach that emphasizes: nuanced study and appreciation of the ‘big picture’, inter-sectionality and its impacts, and the (potential) interconnections between various disciplines, systems and sub-systems; creative engagement with climate and environmental issues at multiple levels and scales including the local, national, regional, and international; carefully-designed systemic interventions at key leverage points that straddle the realms of community mobilization, culture, education, law, planning, policy, and science.
All our work is deeply motivated by and oriented towards our vision of climate heaven – a more sustainable, resilient, flourishing and just world with well-being, dignity, and a meaningful life for all.