CLIMATE SMART GOVERNANCE
IIPA in collaboration with SEEDS Technical Services Pvt. Ltd. is implementing a project “Climate Smart Governance” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) has launched eight National Mission that are: National Solar Mission, National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, National Mission on Sustainable habitat, National Water Mission, National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Eco-system, National Mission for a Green India, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change. DST, Ministry of Science and Technology has been assigned with the responsibility of coordinating two of the above mention eight national missions. This project on capacity building has been designed to facilitate the Climate Change Mission of DST to meet its objective.
The main objective of this project is to target selected stakeholders and to sensitize them on Climate Change issues, adaptation needs and options. The broad themes will cover Climate Change Adaptation, underpinning the sectoral impacts on water resources including glaciers, agriculture, human health, social-economic vulnerability and livelihood, extreme events, disaster risk reduction and management. The other theme would be Climate Change Mitigation entailing renewable energy options, energy efficiency and sustainable habitat. Outcomes of the capacity building project will be demand- driven and evidence- based reflecting and accommodating local needs. The focus on practical action would provide a series of options to offer balanced information for decision- makers. Technical training to professionals and facilitating the adaptative planning process and implementation. The project will increase the awareness and resilience of communities to the adverse effects of Climate Change.
Understand the basic science behind Climate Change
Comprehend the sectoral Climate Change affects
Explain the projections of Climate Change and its links
Develop and carry out sectoral impacts, vulnerability and adaptive capacity assessment in relation to Climate Change
Translate results of the assessment into adaptation needs and options
Develop adaptation strategy and national/ sub national action plans
Engage Sectoral stakeholders
Recognize, promote and integrate mitigation co-benefits in various sectors