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India has been working on climate change and has a action plan called national action plan for climate change

Emphasizing the overriding priority of maintaining high economic growth rates to raise living standards, the plan ?identifies measures that promote our development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively.?  It says these national measures would be more successful with assistance from developed countries, and pledges that India?s per capita greenhouse gas emissions ?will at no point exceed that of developed countries even as we pursue our development objectives.?

National Missions

National Solar Mission: The NAPCC aims to promote the development and use of solar energy for power generation and other uses with the ultimate objective of making solar competitive with fossil-based energy options. The plan includes:

Specific goals for increasing use of solar thermal technologies in urban areas, industry, and commercial establishments

A goal of increasing production of photovoltaics to 1000 MW/year and

A goal of deploying at least 1000 MW of solar thermal power generation.

Other objectives include the establishment of a solar research center, increased international collaboration on technology development, strengthening of domestic manufacturing capacity, and increased government funding and international support.

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency.  Building on the Energy Conservation Act 2001, the plan recommends:

Mandating specific energy consumption decreases in large energy-consuming industries, with a system for companies to trade energy-savings certificates

Energy incentives, including reduced taxes on energy-efficient appliances and

Financing for public-private partnerships to reduce energy consumption through demand-side management programs in the municipal, buildings and agricultural sectors.

National Mission on Sustainable Habitat: To promote energy efficiency as a core component of urban planning, the plan calls for:

Extending the existing Energy Conservation Building Code

A greater emphasis on urban waste management and recycling, including power production from waste

Strengthening the enforcement of automotive fuel economy standards and using pricing measures to encourage the purchase of efficient vehicles and

Incentives for the use of public transportation.

National Water Mission: With water scarcity projected to worsen as a result of climate change, the plan sets a goal of a 20% improvement in water use efficiency through pricing and other measures.

National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem: The plan aims to conserve biodiversity, forest cover, and other ecological values in the Himalayan region, where glaciers that are a major source of India?s water supply are projected to recede as a result of global warming. 

National Mission for a ?Green India?: Goals include the afforestation of 6 million hectares of degraded forest lands and expanding forest cover from 23% to 33% of India?s territory.

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture: The plan aims to support climate adaptation in agriculture through the development of climate-resilient crops, expansion of weather insurance mechanisms, and agricultural practices.

National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change: To gain a better understanding of climate science, impacts and challenges, the plan envisions a new Climate Science Research Fund, improved climate modeling, and increased international collaboration.  It also encourage private sector initiatives to develop adaptation and mitigation technologies through venture capital funds.

Source :C2CS


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  • Luiz Bispo says :
    What a great news mate!! I hope India can achieve all of that =) thanks for sharing. keep it up!
    Posted 31-10-2015 01:02

  • says :
    India is expected to be the largest in terms of population in near future tending to increase carbon footprints. But so glad to know the INDC of India which is ambitious in building a sustainable future. Happy to see the dedication of India in tackling climate change.
    Thank you for sharing dear Sakshi :)
    Posted 30-10-2015 12:22

  • says :
    Hope that these plans can be achieved.Thanks for sharing the efforts of India towards mitigating climate change.
    Posted 29-10-2015 22:10

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Well reported Sakski. India indeed has ambitious plane to mitigate the climate change. It is to be seen practically how they achieve the same. They seems to be quite dedicated in this aspect.
    Posted 29-10-2015 21:12

  • Arushi Madan says :
    It is good to read that India has it's action plan to battle climate change. Hope it implements as per this action plan. Thanks for sharing, Sakshi.

    Posted 29-10-2015 18:40

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