The time for doubting, denying and dilly-dallying is long past. Climate change is here to stay and India is among the countries most at risk of its horrendous consequences. The only certainty is that things are going to get worse, which means preparing for a future where the spectre of climate change becomes ever more real and the need for climate action more pressing than ever. An effective countering of the crisis demands a cohesive and combined effort from government, industry, philanthropies and civil society. To lend a hand in creating and cementing an ecosystem of stakeholders that can make this happen is the mission of the India Climate Collaborative (ICC), and there are different strands in the story of how its endeavours are unfolding.