Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Rio+20 is about making and delivering commitments. India is committed to Sustainable Development and to achieve that India needs a workforce that is sensitive towards Sustainable Development. Rio+20 conference will send out a critical message and we want to ensure that this message and the related goals reaches to Indian citizens, especially the students. We commit to take Rio+20 Goals to a million Indians by December 2012 we will earn One Million Rios.

Implementation methodologies

The Rio+20 India Program will be instrumental in taking the Rio+20 Goals to a million Indians by December 2012. The program will reach out through a certification program for schools in India, corporate workshops and Model Rio+20 India Summits.At school and college level the aim is to focus on sustainable development related outlook, lifestyle and career prospects. At corporate level, the aim is to stimulate discussion and action leading to measurable commitments and follow up. These activities will be driven through study curriculums, scholarly talks, screening of Rio related films, presentations and several public contests & quizzes.The currency of the future is the Rio. We have set out to earn One Million RiosCelebrating Earth For People

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)
Number of Rio+20 India Corporate Workshops and related participants > circa 0.2 million
Number of Students that are reached through Rio+20 India School Program > circa 0.4 million
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Other, please specify
IARC has committed its staff and resources
Staff / Technical expertise
Team of Scientists (4) and Science Communicators (4) plus volunteers
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Mumbai, India
Date of completion: 2013-02-28
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya,

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