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Centre approved new scheme to assess impact of climate change
Jan 23, 2014

The government has approved a pending Rs 290 crore scheme to build capacity at both central and state levels to assess impact of climate change in vulnerable areas and associated risks. Besides, it also cleared a proposal to set up an institute on climate change studies in the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

The capacity building scheme is designed to undertake and augment various activities including Coordination of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and State Action Plan on Climate Change.

The NAPCC, comprising eight government-backed missions, was launched by the Centre in 2008. It includes government's priority area to work in the field of solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, conserving water, sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem, a "Green India" mission, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge platform for Climate Change.

As far as setting up the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Climate Change Studies and Actions is concerned, the committee of secretaries (CoS) would soon take a call on structure of the institute and the timeline for its completion.  The CoS will comprise of secretaries in the ministries of environment and forest, finance, renewable energy, agriculture, water resources and earth science.

The Rajiv Gandhi Institute - which is to be set up here as an autonomous body - will have four key functional areas related to environmental-scientific assessments and modeling; economic and legal analysis, monitoring and policy making; training, capacity building and advocacy and database, documentation and inventory management.


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