Efforts For Good (EFG) believes that if everyone takes at least one positive step towards a greener tomorrow, the threat of climate change will weaken. While considerable damage has already been done, EFG believes that working towards a common goal will help us find a sustainable solution that needs no further intervention.
"What is true is that collectively and individually, we are still falling short. We have not done nearly enough to address this crisis. We are going to have to do more. Our planet has been wound by our actions. Those wounds won't be healed today or tomorrow or the next, but they can be healed," said Former President of the USA Barack Obama in his speech at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in 2021.
He wasn't wrong. This might be the reality of things if immediate action isn't taken. The impact of climate change can be seen all around us, India recently faced droughts, a heatwave in North-Western regions and floods with incessant rains way before monsoon season in the Northeast region simultaneously.
These drastic changes broke multiple records with the month of March recording the hottest temperature in 122 years. The national capital, Delhi, experienced heatwaves with an average maximum of 40.2°C, touching 49°C in May 2022.
Experts have commented that the heatwave in India is 30 times more likely to have occurred due to anthropogenic (artificial) factors. This serves to be a huge problem as weather patterns decide irrigation, groundwater levels, soil quality, dairy animals' produce, fisheries, etc.
With temperatures rising and delaying monsoon in northern parts of the country, agriculture has been taking a huge hit. This inconsistency often results in a low yield of crops, inflating the price of produce. This rise in price would primarily affect low-income households, thus further deepening the divide between the classes.
This rise, while exponential, can be slowed down to a great extent if the right steps are taken. The world has become more interconnected in the past decade, allowing us to do more collectively than ever before.
By partnering with specialised handpicked NGOs, EFG intends to further projects that are designed to eradicate the cause of the problem rather than just the symptom. Visit myefg.org to learn more about climate change mitigation and how we can make the world a cleaner, greener place.