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Downscaling climate change mitigation tools in local government – from UNFCCC goals to India

This paper explains and brings to picture how climate change mitigation strategies are filtered in Indian System right from the UNFCCC goals to the Government of India and further to smaller levels of local governments. The paper will explain the hierarchy and working of Indian governance system and highlights the climate change initiatives within this system. The paper will also analyze the constraints and gaps in the institutional setup at local level, which, if rectified, would give more successful results in Climate Change Mitigation Mission of the Government of India.