State Centre on Climate Change
under aegis of the State Council for Science Technology & Environment
Himachal Pradesh


To understand climate change and its impact on the Himalayan Eco-System by developing and implementing mountain spicific adaptation plans based on vulnerability,risk scenario and by enhancing capacity of all stake holders to combat the threat of climate change.
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Action Plans:

Himachal Pradesh being very sensitive to various facets of climate change, it is imperative that systematic and scientific observations are made on various aspects of climate. This would call for mounting research and data collection through various institutions located within the state and also sensitize the different organs of the government machinery to appreciate the climate induced impacts and start preparing and adapting the changes by recasting the strategies and policies. Climate change being a multi disciplinary and multifaceted subject require coordinated effort by involving the existing institutions and the expertise available with them for proper understanding and recording local level changes that are being perceived by the people and can also make a difference to micro level climate. The centre as a follow up of the First Meeting of the State Centre on Climate Change held at Shimla on 14th November 2011 , initiated to work initially in consonance with the two National Missions viz. Mission on Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem and the Mission for Sustainable Agriculture . The actions initiated shall be:

  • Compilation of a status paper on ongoing research in climate related issues, gaps, priority areas with the help of Working Group Members identified under these two Missions.
  • Compilation of sector specific data base and information available with all the stakeholders on climate change. Uploading of all the information on web portal of the State Centre on Climate Change.
  • Networking of institutions and experts /individuals working in the field of climate change in the Himalayan region in general and in the state of Himachal Pradesh in particular.
  • Creation of a state level Network on Climate Change Scientists on the lines of Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA).
  • The centre will also facilitate research on various issues of climate change pertaining to these two missions on priority by seeking suitable research proposals in top priority areas identified for carrying out research/adaptation/ mitigation by the State Centre for Climate Change and the collaborating institutions, such as Himalayan Biodiversity , Molecular and Microbial diversity , Animal Husbandry , Snow and Avalanches, Hydrology, Environment and Pollution, Soio-economic, traditional knowledge and livelihoods, Vulnerability assessments of agriculture, horticulture and water sectors in relation to climate change and Climate induced hazards in Himachal Pradesh.
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