Sustainable & Resilient Communities:
Climate, Environment, &
Net Zero Targets
Sustainable And Resilient Communities Conclave
The Sustainable and Resilient Communities Working group, one of the 14 working groups formed under Civil 20 India 2023, is focussed on the areas of Climate, Environment and Net Zero Targets. The Working Group (WG) quintessentially addresses the current critical issues related to climate resilience and social justice, environmental sustainability, net zero emission management, and showcases the importance of compassionate approaches for building sustainable and resilient communities. Under the Indian Presidency of the G20 2023, this WG on SRC under Civil 20 remains committed to advocating evidence-based policy recommendations and will strive towards the realisation of the Indian C20 motto – “You Are The Light”.

Major Initiatives

Global Seedball Campaign

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Acts Of Compassion

Extraordinary Stories about Acts of Compassion from CSOs & Individuals

Sustainable and Resilient Communities Conclave 2023

A flagship event organized by the C20 India 2023 Working Group on Sustainable and Resilient Communities - Climate, Environment and Net Zero Targets, during 29 April to 30 April 2023, in Gangtok, Sikkim, India.


Compassion Driven Chaupal

C20 India 2023 Working Group on Sustainable and Resilient Communities has been spearheading Compassion Driven Chaupals (C-Chaupal) initiatives across rural India. As a part of C-Chaupals the working group has been organising inclusive and participatory meetings to bring out the voices and concerns of the villagers to the C20 and G20 leadership.


AYUDH – Global Youth Wing

Vidyamritam – Children scholarships
Technology enhanced Learning: AmritaRITE, OLabs, MedSIM, AyurSIM, AVIEW, VLab
Online Education – African batch of fully funded students in Amrita’s BCA degree
AmritaJSS – Skill Development and Adult Literacy
AmritaServe – Education, Skill Development, Learning Technologies
Inclusive Education: Amrita Orphanage, Amrita Institute for Differently Abled, Amrita Speech and Hearing Improvement School (ASHIS), Village Education Centers









Indian States

Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra

Working Group Themes

The Sustainability & Resilient Communities working group aims to bring out the voice of civil societies focusing on the following sub-themes:

Working Group Coordinators

Dr. Maneesha Sudheer

India Coordinator Amrita University

Prof. Vinod Menon

International Coordinator Regional Director, Asia TIEMS, Oslo and Brussels

Dr. Athi Sivan

International Coordinator Chairman, Amriteswari Foundation, Malaysia

International Executive Committee

Dr. Rajib Shaw

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Dr. Puji Pujiono

Founder, Pujiono Centre Indonesia

Prof. Anand Patwardhan

Professor, Senior Fellow, University of Maryland, USA

Kare Harald Drager

President, The International Emergency Management Society, TIEMS Oslo, Norway

Dr. Saleemul Haq

Founder Director, ICCCAD, Bangladesh

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Message from the Chair, C20 India 2023

Our Inspiration

Nature is so out of balance these days,” Amma said. “We see very clearly how the climate is changing. In the non-rainy season, it often rains very heavily. The summers are getting hotter and longer. In some places where it has never snowed before, suddenly snow is falling. Crops are failing. Trees do not bear fruit. We need to proceed carefully with the awareness that each of us has a responsibility to protect Mother Nature. From planting trees and recycling to carpooling to not using wasteful plastic—each of us must do our part and pray for God’s grace. These days it seems everyone is aware of their rights, but no one is aware of their responsibilities.”
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi ❤️

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