India: Environmental Organizations

Notable Environmental Organizations in India

  • Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group: With a focus on the marginalized communities, women and children citizens, Chintan uses waste management as a tool to fight poverty, child labor, gender-based violence and exclusion, and climate change, while creating green livelihoods.  Its impact is felt throughout India.  
  • Greenpeace India: A branch of the international Greenpeace environmental group whose reach extends to over 55 other countries, Greenpeace India is considered to be one of the best nonprofit environmental groups serving the country. Its mission is to use non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten India’s environment.
  • Clean Air Asia – India: A branch of Clean Air Asia, this nonprofit organization focuses on creating solutions that reduce air pollution and its detrimental health impacts as well as to significantly mitigate the climate crisis.  Since its arrival in 2008, it has become one of the most effective environmental organizations in India in improving environmental conditions and the lives of Indian citizens.
  • The Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI): Established in 1994, WPSI’s mission is to bring new focus and energy in tackling the growing wildlife crisis in India, to protect endangered species and their habitats through awareness, support, and training. One of the leading environmental organizations in India, WPSI works with various government authorities in taking on the illegal wildlife poaching trade and human-animal conflicts to ensure a greener future and a peaceful coexistence between human and the wildlife.
  • India Climate Collaborative (ICC): ICC is a first of its kind collaborative working system that integrates cooperation of government, business, philanthropy, academia, and civil society to overcome the climate crisis facing the world’s population and India today. Launched in January 2020, ICC is an India-only climate narrative to identify solutions for the harsh effects of climate change.