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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National Action Plan on Climate Change:

Recognizing that climate change is a global challenge, India will engage actively in multilateral negotiations in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in a positive, constructive and forward looking manner with the objective to establish an effective, cooperative and equitable global approach based on the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities enshrined in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Maintaining a high growth rate is essential for increasing living standards of the vast majority of our people and reducing their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. In order to achieve a sustainable development path that simultaneously advances economic and environmental objectives, Government of India formulated a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) which will be guided by the following principles:

  • Protecting the poor and vulnerable sections of society through an inclusive and sustainable devel¬opment strategy, sensitive to climate change.
  • Achieving national growth objectives through a qualitative change in direction that enhances eco¬logical sustainability, leading to further mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Devising efficient and cost-effective strategies for end use Demand Side Management. Deploying appropriate technologies for both adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions extensively as well as at an accelerated pace.
  • Engineering new and innovative forms of market, regulatory and voluntary mechanisms to promote sustainable development.
  • Effecting implementation of programmes through unique linkages, including with civil society and local government institutions and through public-private-partnership.
  • Welcoming international cooperation for research, development, sharing and transfer of technologies enabled by additional funding and a global IPR regime that facilitates technology transfer to developing countries under the UNFCCC.

In order to further implement the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), Eight National Missions have been conceived under the umbrella of which the National Action Plan on Climate Change will be implemented. The implementation of the Plan would be through appropriate institutional mechanism suited for effective delivery of each individual Mission’s objective and include public private partnership (PPP) and civil society action. The focus will be on promoting understanding of climate, adaptation and mitigation, energy efficiency and natural resource conservation. The Eight Missions conceived are:

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