India overview

Why India

India has made bold commitments to restore 26 million hectares of deforested and degraded land (under the Bonn Challenge) and sequester an additional 2.5 to 3 billion tons of CO2 equivalent through increased forest and tree cover by 2030 (as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement). This restoration is critical to mitigate the effects of climate change, water scarcity and loss of topsoil that are threatening the livelihoods of India’s 700 million rural inhabitants who depend on forests and agriculture.

Our Focus

Drawing upon the work of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and Global Shapers communities, is committed to facilitating a multi-stakeholder dialogue in India with a focus on encouraging ecopreneurship, spotlighting and scaling promising innovations and solutions, engaging the Indian private sector to commit resources and know-how for forest restoration and reforestation in India, and facilitating public-private dialogue.

India: How we work