Faces of Climate Resilience captures the voices of climate vulnerable populations in 16 stories from 5 Indian states. The project, in partnership with India Climate Collaborative, Edelgive Foundation, and Drokpa Films, strives to make climate change more tangible through the lived experiences of people. The focus is on how individuals and communities are responding to the climate crisis. They are embracing nature-based solutions and traditional wisdom. They are mobilising collective action and collaborating with non-profit organisations and local government officials to build climate resilience.
Faces of Climate Resilience captured stories from Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand over nine months in 2021-22. The stories include a women's collective in Odisha replanting trees along a cyclone-prone coast, a mahila mangal dal in Uttarakhand working with local forest officials in combating forest fires, and a youth group in suburban Mumbai sensitising slum dwellers about climate change and more.
The project is an extension of our ongoing climate risks research. The films are a part of CEEW's efforts to mainstream the issue of climate and sustainability and to nudge the wider public towards climate action.