There is an imminent threat of Climate Change, due to greenhouse gas emissions and no nation can sit back without taking action. At the UNCED, the UNFCCC treaty was signed and India was also a party. India’s plan to deal with climatic change is titled “National Action Plan on Climate Change”.
National Action Plan on Climate Change
National Action Plan on Climate Change was prepared by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change in 2008. This plan balances India’s responsibility for taking measures to control climate change without compromising on the development front.
The National Action Plan focuses on the attention of 8 National Missions. These are:
- Solar Energy – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
- Enhanced Energy Efficiency – Ministry of Power
- Sustainable Habitat – Ministry of Urban Development
- Conserving Water – Ministry of Water Resources
- Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem – Ministry of Science and Technology
- A “Green India” – Ministry of Environment and Forests
- Sustainable agriculture – Ministry of Agriculture
- Strategic Knowledge Platform for Climate Change – Ministry of Science and Technology
Proposed: A Ninth Mission – National Bio-energy Mission – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy