Climate Action

About the goals

Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990. The human impact of geo-physical disasters, which are 91 percent climate-related, and which between 1998 and 2017 killed 1.3 million people, and left 4.4 billion injured.

Climate Change aims to integrate climate change measures into national policies and strategies, and further aims to plan and promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate-change related planning and management.

These actions must also go hand in hand with efforts to integrate disaster risk measures, sustainable natural resource management, and human security into national development strategies. Efforts at national for adopting green technologies, promoting use of clean and modern source of energy, advocating for behaviour change for sustainable use of resources have to be complimented by international cooperation.

Why is it important and what is the current scenario?

India has great geographic diversity, and a variety of climate regimes and regional and local weather conditions, which are vulnerable to climate change. This is manifested in floods, droughts as well as the risk from tsunamis and cyclones experienced in coastal areas.

India is vulnerable to climate induced risks; it was one of the three countries most hit by disaster in 2015with economic losses amounting to more than 3.3 Billion dollars. India’s National Action Plan on climate change is an exam ple of the government’s commitment to building adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards.