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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The center shall work with the following objectives:
  • To achieve state growth through a qualitative change in direction that enhances ecological sustainability leading to further mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • To deploy appropriate technologies for both adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gases. To protect, preserve and enhance the forest cover and the biodiversity for effective carbon sinks.

  • To enhance the monitoring of glaciers, their state of health, present and past retreating trends, impacts of change in glacial mass on the river flows and snow cover patterns, updation of glacial inventories etc.

  • To coordinate with different universities, research institutions ,Govt. departments ,NGOs etc. to pursue theme based specific research on climate change and its impacts in the state.

  • To create and generate awareness amongst various stakeholders for taking appropriate measures in combating the impacts of climate change.

  • To evolve strategies and policies for implementation through public and private institutions.

  • To evolve awareness modules at the different platforms for the mitigation of natural disaster threat in Himachal Pradesh.

  • To strengthen the capacity building in disaster management.

  • To formulate policies and input to the state government in the field of disaster management and climate change.

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