Sector OverviewFICCI believes that it is essential to secure the proactive participation and involvement of businesses and people for improving environment quality. Adoption of clean, climate and health friendly technologies in every sphere of activity is of paramount importance in enabling environmental improvement. FICCI's Environment Division has taken up a broad spectrum of initiatives to address industry's issues pertaining to environment and climate change.
The FICCI Environment and Climate Change Division works on policy and regulatory issues pertaining to environment, and also works on environmental projects with various national and international agencies, organizes outreach events, training programmes and workshops for industry awareness on issues pertaining to environment and climate change.
FICCI’s Role in the Environment Space
The Environment Division aims at serving its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse industry across states, reaching out to over 25 sectors with 31 members through Subgroups operating under the aegis of the Environment Committee. It provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.
FICCI has a special focus on five main thematic areas in the space of environment:
- Waste Management (E-waste, Hazardous, Plastic, MSW, Biomedical) - It encompasses broad spectra of environment for all stakeholders across all waste streams
- Environment & Forest Clearances - Fast tracking of the environment and forest clearances for industrial projects
- Corporate Sustainability - Need to integrate concerns of environment and society in larger business strategy and linking corporate sustainability with larger sustainable development goals
- Biodiversity - Implications of industry on biodiversity for regulatory framework and biodiversity conservation and management