Introducing a National Adaptation Plan for India

We are proud to announce the winner of the first-ever ICPS International Climate Policy Competition: Ved Wani, 16 years old, with his proposal on creating a national adaptation plan for India.

The jury found this proposal incredibly interesting as it takes a holistic approach to decarbonizing one of the world’s largest and fastest developing economies. Ved Wani, who is a 16-years old science student in India, has previously been active in active in Fridays For Future Pune & Pune Ploggers. With this proposal, he presents an integrated approach to tackling climate change through a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for India, containing three main verticals:

  1. Expanding Renewable Energy Generation
  2. Catalyzing Corporate Climate Action
  3. Financing Climate Adaptation

Read more about them, the design of the policy proposal and impacts in the full proposal below.


  • A rapid scale up of the deployment of renewable energy generation in India (by at least 4% per year).
  • Strengthen corporate action on climate change through the ‘inefficient action tax’ which can generate millions of dollars towards adaptation.
  • Coordinate India’s effective response to climate change in a holistic manner to avoid negative impacts and maximize the benefits of the green transition.

The author will receive $500 USD for winning the competition and support in connecting with people to help make this policy a reality. If you have ideas, comments or suggestions – please do not hesitate to reach out to us through and we are happy to put you in touch with Ved. We congratulate him again for winning the competition and look forward to bringing more ideas of young people into the spotlight!

//The ICPS Team

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