Publish Date: January 30, 2022
IIT Delhi Climate Action Plan
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The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is a premier engineering education institution of India. We are a 300-acre urban campus located in the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India. Our location within one of the largest metropolitan areas of the world densely packed with more than 30 million people puts us at the intersection of a number of critical environmental hazards of the contemporary world. These include rapid urbanisation, air pollution, and of course climate change. This will be an overwhelming challenge for any institution, especially that from a developing economy. But we here at IIT Delhi have risen to that challenge. We have used appropriate solutions to build a green campus that runs mostly on renewable power, reuses wastewater, and recycles most of its waste.
We have also taken this opportunity to build a vibrant research program that looks for affordable technological solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change not only for our campus but for the country and the entire world. Our researchers also study ways in which to strengthen energy innovation. We note that there are still many challenges ahead of us. In the coming years IIT Delhi will be taking more steps towards becoming climate neutral. This document outlines our multi-pronged approach to face the compounding challenges of climate change and other environmental hazards.