Climate Corps India Program
EDF's Work in India
For more than a decade, EDF has supported India’s shift to a prosperous, healthy, low-carbon economy. Working in close collaboration with on-the-ground partners including government officials, businesses, academia, NGOs and others in civil society, EDF has implemented innovative solutions that demonstrate how low-carbon economic development can deliver tangible near-term benefits ranging from cleaner air to stronger rural economies.
What is Climate Corps?
Climate Corps is an innovative fellowship program that trains talented and passionate graduate students and pairs them with companies and public institutions determined to meet their climate and energy goals. Climate Corps fellows spend a summer designing tools and recommendations to accomplish emission reduction goals by reducing energy consumption, procuring renewable energy, electrifying fleets, setting and achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas targets, and engaging suppliers on emissions reduction strategies.
Climate Corps is the go-to resource for meeting
sustainability goals while also launching the careers of the climate leaders of tomorrow.
Expanding Climate Corps to India
Climate Corps introduced its world-class fellowship program to India in 2021, placing 17 fellows from Indian post-graduate programs to advance net zero strategy, tackle sustainable supply chain challenges and uncover renewable energy opportunities at Amazon, ITC Limited, Mahindra LifeSpaces, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts, McDonald’s and Nestle.
In 2022, the number of India fellows grew by 40%, while the number of participating India hosts doubled. Organizations including AB InBev, Amazon India, Green Artha, Mahindra & Mahindra and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Zomato hosted members of the second-ever India cohort.
The first public sector Climate Corps host in India (the governing civic body of the City of Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) engaged six 2022 fellows working to help to advance the Mumbai Climate Action Plan — the first-ever climate action plan for a city in India — by contributing to projects on building and energy efficiency, air quality, climate budgeting and sustainable transportation.
EDF looks forward to growing this program and its impact in India in the years ahead.