India is home to one third of the world’s poor. Sustained and inclusive economic growth is therefore essential. The Government has recognised the importance of ensuring this growth is ‘green’ and ‘climate resilient’. They have put in place an advanced framework for tackling climate change, including a National Action Plan (NAPCC) with eight accompanying sectoral ‘missions’.
As a federal state, policy turns to action at the state level. However, a lack of resources and capacity in many states puts this at risk. CDKN is, therefore, focusing efforts at this level and providing the necessary support to ensure national policies are adapted to the local context and implemented effectively.
Human development ranking: 134/187
For more information about Climate Compatible Development in India:
- India Country Snapshot - summary of CDKN’s work and impact in India to date.
- India Climate Change Portal – designed by the Centre for Social Markets (CSM) as a one-stop resource for climate change issues in India
- National Action Plan on Climate Change - National Action Plan on Climate Change from the Government of India published in 2008.
- Promoting gender-responsive and inclusive state climate change plans in India
- Understanding flood risk and resilience in eastern India
- Disaster and Climate Resilience Across the Eastern Himalayas
- Getting climate smart for disasters
- Multi-stakeholder action to mainstream DRR and climate adaptation