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Haryana Approves Revised State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC-2)

  • 13 Dec 2022
  • 2 min read

Why In News?

  • The revised State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC-2) was approved at a meeting of the Haryana State Level Steering Committee on Climate Change held in Chandigarh recently under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal.

Key Points

  • The Chief Secretary informed that as per the Revised State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC Phase-II) 2021-30 approved revised plan, 73 works have been proposed, out of which 37 are related to adaptation. 28 are related to mitigation and 8 strategies are related to both adaptation and mitigation.
  • The total proposed budget for these activities over 10 years (2021-30) is Rs 39,371.80 crore. The action plan will be submitted to the National Level Steering Committee, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for final approval.
  • He informed that the revised scheme aims to align and redefine the targets considering the 8 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets.
  • These eight NDCs include sustainable lifestyles, clean economic growth, reducing emission intensity of gross domestic product (GDP), increasing the share of non-fossil fuel-based electricity, enhancing carbon sink (forest) adaptation, financing and technology transfer and capacity building.
  • In the meeting, the Chief Secretary directed all the concerned departments to update the plans, strategies and tasks for workable mitigation and adaptation action and strategy by 2030. Apart from this, directed to organize bi-monthly meeting of the State Advisory Group for monitoring and evaluation of SAPCC.
  • It was informed in the meeting that in the revised SAPCC Phase-II, 8 different sectors have been added to different working groups under the Adaptation and Mitigation category. These five action groups under the Adaptation category include sustainable agriculture, water resources, forests and environment including biodiversity, strategic knowledge and skill development and mountain ecosystems. The three action groups for the mitigation category include promoting energy efficiency, solar missions, sustainable housing and industry.
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