Showcasing Solutions to Combat Climate Change

Press release - October 29, 2017
Mumbai | 28th October 2017 The ‘Rainbow Warrior’ is a flagship of Greenpeace whose journey’s across the oceans has led her from island shores to the big port cities around the world.

 Her mission over the last four decades has been to be a beacon that brings to light the myriad concerns about the environment, nature and climate change that impacts all lives and living creatures. This great ‘climate ambassador’ is now in Mumbai, the gateway to India since times immemorial.

The highly acclaimed ship has been docked at Mumbai from 12 noon on Thursday, October 26, 2017 and will stay anchored for next three days, when she is slated to sail south to Kochi. The arrival of the ship is symbolic of the need for India to lead the global fight against climate change and global warming, as pledged and committed to in the recently ratified Paris Agreement.

The Rainbow Warrior’s voyage to India is also to highlight solutions emanating in India towards creating a sustainable future, such as exploring and harnessing renewable sources of energy, curbing air pollution and promoting ecological farming. The ship hosted  solar workshop, composting workshop to advocate on the importance of individuals taking action. Prahlad Kakkar organised and hosted an organic lunch to showcase Kedia farmers’ in Bihar, ecological agricultural model. Famous personalities - Raveena Tandon, Suhasini Mulay, Meiyang Chang, Anand Patwardhan were part of Rainbow Warrior’s climate change campaign.

Greenpeace India’s Executive Director Dr. Ravi Chellam states “In view of the common goals set by world leaders, including our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to combat climate change,  the Rainbow Warrior’s arrival recognes India’s resolve to tackle the challenges of climate change and cutting down emissions of greenhouse gases.”

Mr.Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust also showed support for the Greenpeace ship  Rainbow Warrior and pledged for more sustainable ports. "We as the port authority are responsible for our ocean shores, but it is up to each one of us to create sustainable spaces in our cities wherever we are. The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is here to encourage us to continue the important conversation on the role of people in protecting our environment, and to leaving a bright future for our children. We pledge to start by creating ports as icons of sustainable spaces in this mega metropolis."

 

Contact: Jitendra  Kumar, Senior Communications Specialist

Number: +91 9868167337

Email: