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An evaluation of India’s national action plan on climate change

This report evaluates the design of India’s eight climate missions developed using the principles laid out in the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008. The report aims to provide policy makers, academics and researchers, civil society groups and other stakeholders a snapshot of the climate missions. The study is based on interviews with experts in domains specific to the climate missions. The report presents broad cross-cutting issues related to the design of the missions and identifies strengths, challenges and weaknesses of individual missions as evaluated by the experts. Examples of weaknesses include that the demand management of water has not been prioritised in the design of the National Water Mission. Examples of strengths include the fact that the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has raised the ambition of solar energy for individual states and the country as a whole.