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An evaluation of India's national action plan on climate change

Source(s):  Centre for Development Finance (CDF)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

This document evaluates the design of the eight missions of India's National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), which were created to advance India's development and define its approach to climate mitigation and adaptation: (i) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture; (ii) National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency; (iii) National Mission for a Green India; (iv) National Mission on Sustainable Habitat; (v) National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem; (vi) National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change; (vii) National Solar Mission; and (viii) National Water Mission.

The study is based on interviews of experts in particular domains who also understand climate change. The broad cross-cutting issues relating to these missions as well as individual strengths, challenges and weaknesses of the missions, as evaluated by the experts, are presented in this report. More detailed qualitative assessment cards have been developed separately for the individual missions.

The study aims to provide policy makers, academics and researchers, civil society groups and others a snapshot of the climate missions as perceived by the experts in the country at this time. It is hoped that the outputs will inform the government so that appropriate mid-stream corrections may be made. The results of the study will also be useful to hone the country’s strategic thinking on long-term economic development in the context of climate change.



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  • An evaluation of India's national action plan on climate change
  • Publication date 2012
  • Author(s) Byravan, Sujatha; Chella Rajan, Sudhir
  • Number of pages 31 p.

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