The climate is not changing, it has changed. Every year, climate change is worsening. National and international efforts to mitigate it are not proving enough. Over 80% of the world’s energy requirements are fulfilled through the use of carbon-based fuels like Coal, Oil and Gas.
These fuels are made from carbon and the use of these fuels in the form of petrol, diesel, LPG, cement, materials, and products results in CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. These greenhouse gases remain in the Atmosphere for 200-300 years and cause the heating of the Planet which is ultimately causing the change in Climate. As per the World Climate Clock, approx. 6 years are left before the global temperature touches the 1.5℃ mark.
A very little time to act toward ensuring the sustainability of our future generations. Hence, VNIT is organizing “5 point Understanding of Climate Change and Corrective Actions” by Prof. Chetan Solanki (Prof. IIT Mumbai, Solar man of India and Founder: Energy Swaraj Foundation).
Prof. Solanki has taken a pledge not to go to his home for 11 years and live in Solar Bus along with his team to create awareness and propose solutions to fight Climate Change.
The mission is to make each person in our country an Energy Literate person. VNIT has recently launched the es-pal.org portal. Training is free of cost and includes the understanding of energy generation, its consumption, its use, misuse, and inefficient use, opportunities to conserve energy, and how to generate clean energy. It helps individuals as well as institutions to achieve 100% solar Atmanirbharta.
It is in parallel with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number 7, 12, and 13. Plus recently launched mission LiFE (by our Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji).