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For individuals...

who are already implementing solutions to mitigate climate change or are desirous of leveraging their skills to do so.

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knowledge, mentorship, leadership and change management skills, hands-on experience, and ultimately a leadership role in the field of climate change solutions.

To become...

  • a climate solutionary
  • a climate entrepreneur
  • a CXO at an organisation leading climate action

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Learning Journey

Change Management

Technical Skills

Personal Boosters

Anant Fellows for Climate Action 2021-22

Amidst the release of the IPCC report, which has marked the next two decades as crucial to mitigate human-induced climate change, the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action announces today the first set of 7 Fellows to its 2022 cohort of the Fellowship. The Fellowship received 2,614 applications from 46 countries with candidates as young as 16 and as old as 59 applying to be one of the 30 Fellows part of the 2022 cohort. These 7 Fellows will arrive at the Fellowship having already made a mark in their fields ranging from Microbiology and Biotechnology to AI and Data Science and Forestry and Environmental Sciences.

About the Programme

  • About the Fellowship

There is an unprecedented level of climate anxiety around us. While it is good that more people are aware of climate change, we would like to shift the focus to offer people ways to be part of the solution.

The mission of the programme is to create a community of climate change trailblazers who collaborate and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise from across sectors, regions and generations.

The Fellowship offers a powerful combination of knowledge and mentorship. The curriculum covers three pedagogical pillars – technical knowledge, change-maker skills and personal development, divided into six terms that last two-months each.

Fellows work directly with mentors to power up big successful solutions which adequately negate the impact of climate change. The Fellowship presents a different discourse on climate change, given that poverty alleviation and access to basic food and shelter, in addition to climate change, are challenges that India and many other parts of the world deal with. Anyone in the world can register as a student and learn remotely, as well as collaborate with the community of fellows and mentors to be a part of the solutions for climate change, thus enlarging the scope of climate education.

After the completion of the Fellowship, Fellows are poised to take on leadership positions in the USD 3 trillion climate change industry. They are also invited to remain members of the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action community.

Meet the Mentors

  • Adam Werbach
    Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping,
    Amazon, U.S.A
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  • Amer Vohora
    Partner/Chief Client Officer,
    VALUEworks AG, Switzerland
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  • Anoop Ratnakar Rao
    ReLife, India
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  • Arunabha Ghosh
    Founder & CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India View profile
  • Chetan Maini
    Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman,
    SUN Mobility, India
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  • Dhaval Monani
    Associate Professor and Director, Affordable Housing;
    MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship,
    IESE Business School
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  • Diana Mangalagiu
    Professor, Environmental Change Institute,
    University of Oxford, UK and Neoma Business School, France
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  • Indra Guha
    Think Through Consulting, India
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  • Laurence Tubiana
    CEO, European Climate Foundation, and
    Chair of Board of Governors, French Development Agency, France
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  • Mahua Acharya
    CEO, Convergence Energy ,
    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), India
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  • Manish Kharbanda
    Jindal Steel & Power, India
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  • Maureen Nandini Mitra
    Earth Island Journal, US
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  • Mustapha Mokass
    Beya Capital, Morocco
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  • Lise Anna Bruynooghe
    Executive Coach,
    ProFound Consulting AG, Switzerland
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Programme Details

  • TERM 1: Context
  • TERM 2: Carbon
  • TERM 3: Industry
  • TERM 4: Policy
  • TERM 5: Mentorship
  • TERM 6: Common Goods

The academic year for the Anant Fellowship for Climate Action commences on 12th October 2020, with a context-setting term. In this term, fellows understand the context of climate change from a global and local perspective. They get the opportunity to recognise oneself with self-growth modules and receive personalised coaching sessions on leadership.

Fellows learn concepts related to Carbon Accounting, Carbon Market, Green Finance, Waste to Wealth, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in addition to self-growth modules and personalised leadership coaching sessions.

Fellows learn about the carbon-intensive industries and sectors such as automotive, building/construction, manufacturing, energy, food & agriculture and fashion industry. Additionally, they learn about organisational change along with personal coaching.

Fellows learn about areas of policy and concepts such as poverty alleviation, food and shelter, the epistemology of sustainability, climate change policy and politics, journalistic reporting on sustainability and basic theories of development economics and choose to specialise in a specific industry or policy area. In addition, Fellows learn more about organisational change and get personalised support for life and career post-fellowship.

Term 5 focusses on mentorship activities, and the Fellows will get an opportunity to work in her/his mentor’s organisation which will coincide with the industry/policy area that the fellow chose in term 4. They receive personalised training to define their unique leadership path in addition to  pre-recruitment support (employment contracts, role/salary negotiation, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship)and more.

The Anant Fellowship for Climate Action programme ends on 30 September 2020. In the last term, Fellows learn  to implement the knowledge gathered over various terms. The study about common goods like air, water and land along-with food security and population. Fellows also receive personalised pre-recruitment support (employment contracts, role/salary negotiation, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship) and more.

Meet the Faculty

  • Abhishek Jain
    Fellow and Director,
    Powering Livelihoods Council on Energy, Environment and Water
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  • Adam Schlosser
    Member, NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study (NEWS)
    Science Integration Team
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  • Anna Stervinou
    Social Innovation and Sustainability Program,
    ISEM Fashion Business School
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  • Anupam Yog
    Urbanist View profile
  • Ashima Banker
    Professor and Programme Director- Master of Design (Urban Design);
    Master's in Urban and Regional Planning,
    CEPT University
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  • Dr Ashima Sood
    Associate Professor and Co-Director, CUCE; PhD in Economics,
    Cornell University
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  • Dr Debajit Palit
    Rural Energy and Livelihoods at TERI
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  • Devdutt Pattanaik
    Mythologist, Author and Illustrator View profile
  • Lucas Chancel
    Co-director, World Inequality Lab and,
    Affiliate Professor, Sciences Po
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  • Dr Matthew D. Potts
    Associate Professor at S.J. Hall
    Chair in Forest Economics, University of Berkeley
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  • Rina Singh
    Founder and Director of Eka View profile
  • Sandeep Kanda
    Consultant at the World Bank View profile
  • Dr Vaibhav Chaturvedi
    Economist View profile
  • Dr Vandana Shiva
    Scholar, Author, Activist and,
    Food Sovereignty Advocate
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Meet the Fellows

Programme Partners

  • MIT Solve and

The Anant Fellowship for Climate Action is a member of MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a mission to solve world challenges. The Fellows will be involved in various initiatives by MIT Solve all through the year. is an online climate school and community developed with the objective of building a global professional community of climate change problem solvers. The course, ‘Climate Change: Learning for Action’ is a 12-week interactive climate Bootcamp that gives a deep and strategic overview of all things about climate.

Programme Vision


  • Eligibility
  • Selection Process
  • Fellowship Track

We endeavour to include as many people who wish to be part of the solution to climate change. The Fellowship programme has been designed with the option of flexible classes such that candidates can study or work at the same time as learning with the fellowship. There are no age, degree, or background criteria to apply for the Fellowship.

Below are the application round deadlines and respective application outcome dates for the 2021 Fellowship programme’s selection cycle:

Round Deadline (11:59 pm IST) Outcome
Round 1 28th February 15th March
Round 2 30th April 15th May
Round 3 30th June 15th July

The Following is the selection process for the Fellowship:

  • Stage 1: Online application



  • Stage 2: Online interviews – technical and behavioural


An applicant can apply only once a year.

Do note that at the time of joining, original certificates of your education and work experience are required to be submitted for verification.

The programme is conducted in two separate tracks both having the start and end dates as same and same curriculum focus.

Track 1: Join the fellowship full time in the Year-Off track. The programme fee for this track is Rs 5 lakhs.

Track 2: Join the fellowship part-time as an Advanced Professional. The programme fee for this track is Rs 7 lakhs. Fellows opting for this track will be provided with a customised experience to make up for the three terms they will miss.

  • Fellows must let us know which terms they will attend 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the Fellowship programme. Please note it is mandatory to attend a minimum of three terms in the Advanced Professional track.

  • We will also customise your interactions with the mentors and coaches to suit your availability.

The programme is conducted in two separate tracks. They start and end at the same time and follow the same curriculum. Need-based scholarships are offered.

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The Fellowship for Climate Action tackles the unprecedented level of climate anxiety by offering you ways to be part of big solutions to mitigate climate change. You will work directly with mentors to power up sustainable, successful solutions to adequately negate the impact of climate change.

The Fellowship presents and facilitates for you a different, unique, and rounded discourse on climate change. The program curriculum is designed such that your growth is maximised, not hampered, due to online learning thanks to our partnerships with online learning platforms such as You can register from anywhere in the world and learn remotely while collaborating with our growing community of Fellows and Mentors.

We offer a powerful combination of in-depth knowledge and mentorship. Our curriculum covers three pedagogical pillars – technical knowledge, change-maker skills, and personal development. You will encounter these pillars over six terms of two months each.

You will also be continuously mentored by experts while keeping in schedule with the established curriculum.

We offer you the chance to take on leadership positions in the USD 3 trillion Climate Change industry while also remaining an active member of the Fellowship for Climate Action community.

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