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Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. We are facing unprecedented impacts from a warming planet already: record-breaking wildfires, catastrophic floods, and unbearable heat waves. We need dramatic actions to benefit our climate and we need them now.

Since 2022 SPAN has been focusing on the sustainability movement among the community young adults and children and the students in government schools in eight districts straightaway, as the marginalised students are mostly found  in these schools. The SPAN team is dedicatedly working towads empowering underpreviledged and marginalised students through education.

Young people are central in achieving a more sustainable and healthier planet. Youth have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness and capacity to address environmental and climatic challenges through innovative ideas, demanding policy- and decision-makers for bolder action through advocacy.

Youth Councils active particularly the operational areas of SPAN such as Sundarban Area of South 24 Parganas, Duars Area of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar district and Western Plateau areas of Purulia district of West Bengal, on the issue of Climate Change through reviving indigenous climate friendly practices and cultures, popularizing contribution of local flora and fauna and elements of nature in maintaining ecosystem and bio-diversity, educational awareness raising and behavioral changes campaign among the children and you community

Environment fair at local level promoting local culture, flora and fauna, environment friendly practices organized by Youth and women councils become an annual event for Purulia and South 24 Parganas. Local experts working or discussing on climate change and environment preservation brought in an advisory forum to guide the councils on climate actions.

Session on "Sundarban Charcha" at Basanti High School, South 24 Parganas

‘Sundaban chanrcha’ became a regular discussion forum for protecting the environment and mangrove forest of the Sundarban area which is continuing with 65 High School student of Basanti High School of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. This has developed knowledge, respect and love among the local young student on Sundarban. This resulted in a plan of building a museum for exhibiting the diverse characteristics of different flora and fauna, art and culture if Sundarban region in the Basanti High school. They have also thought to create a garden of mangrove plantation. The young population are becoming the most vigilant on the protection of the bio-diversity of Sundarban region.

Planet Vs Plastic is the theme immediately after the Earth Day is observed and the young people both in the community and in the schools are learning about ‘the sustainable human behaviour’ from SPAM volunteers. They will learn and be encouraged to find out the facts, figures and new vocabulary related to the SDGs. Additionally, they would do group activities and recycle waste material to be collected from home and road, river, and other sites of vulnerabilities.