Climate Action - Regreen Nation

Location of Intervention: Nashik District, Maharashtra
Rewilding and plantation of native indigenous trees that support large scale carbon sequestration while simultaneously working on soil and moisture conservation

The Challenges

Climate change is creating several unprecedented challenges, many of which are interconnected and complex.

Social Equity : Climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities, necessitating equitable policies to address their needs and vulnerabilities.

Global Cooperation : Achieving meaningful cooperation among nations is essential, yet challenging due to differing priorities, geopolitical tensions, and historical emissions responsibilities.

Public Awareness and Engagement: Educating the public about climate change and fostering support for sustainable behaviors and policies remain vital for driving collective action.

Natural and Political Disruptions : Climate action efforts can be disrupted by natural disasters, economic downturns, and political instability, requiring resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges

Our Approach

To breathe a new life into barren landscapes and to foster thriving ecosystems, we focus on integrated approach of afforestation and conservation that can benefit environment and communities.  

Our work towards conservation of biodiversity and ecological restoration is spread over the catchment area of Godavari in Western Ghats which is a very crucial part of the ecosystem. Restoration of this area will not just improve the climate but will have long term positive impacts on soil quality and ground water levels.  

Basis land ownership, we adapt two different models for restoration. 

  1. Food Forest – For the land belonging to tribal farmers
  2. Re-wilded forest – For commons (Forest/Gram Panchayat/Village Land)

Private Lands & Individual Farm Holdings

We support farmers owning medium to large land parcels to create food forests. Food forests include fruit trees, shrubs, tubers, herbs and vines whose yields are directly useful to humans. Food forests are usually a low-maintenance, plant-based food production ecosystems. They generate a sustainable income, control soil erosion, sequester carbon dioxide and conserve subsoil water.

Appropriate market linkages are established encouraging farmer’s entrepreneurial skills and the proceeds are returned to the farmers without any role of the middlemen.

Climate Action Footprint till March 2024:
Climate Action Footprint by March 2030:

Common Land - Large land parcels belonging to local village government/ district administration / forest department


These large lands that are barren due to excessive deforestation and human anthropogenic activity are taken over for creating carbon sinks. This is an integrated project and involves protection of grasses, soil and moisture conservation, controlled fire lines, community awareness and creating income opportunities through forest produce. The plants are a mix of food forest and native species that would normally grow in a local forest. The land is taken over for 5 to 7 years until forests become capable of surviving by themselves. Satellite based monitoring is done to check survival and growth.

Climate Action Footprint till March 2024:
Climate Action Footprint by March 2030:

Impact of our Program

total saplings planted
labour days employment created
acres land reforested