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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Ministry of Science & Technology (DST):

Coordination of National Missions on Climate Change under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

The Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating two out of eight national missions on climate change as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 30th June, 2008. These are:

  • National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE)
  • National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC)

The board objectives of NMSHE include - understanding of the complex processes affecting the Himalayan Eco system and evolve suitable management and policy measures for sustaining and safeguarding the Himalayan eco-system.

The NMSKCC has been launched with the broad objectives of mapping of the knowledge and data resources relevant to climate change and positioning of a data sharing policy framework for building strategic knowledge among the various arms of the Government.

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A Government of Himachal Pradesh Initiative to combat the effect of Climate Change on Himalayan ecosystem
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