GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 920
ANSWERED ON JULY 17, 2014
Implementation of Eight National Missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
920. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state;
(a) the details of the launch and implementation of the eight National Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC);
(b) whether Government is aware of the latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the global impact of climate change on agriculture, water supply and society, warning that climate change could severely plague India and affect food production and water supply; and
(c) if so, the details of the corrective, climate resilience measures that Government proposes to take?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR
ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
(SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR)
(a) Government of India is implementing eight Missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in the areas of Solar Energy, Enhanced Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Habitat, Water, Sustaining the Himalayan Eco-system, Green India, Sustainable Agriculture and Strategic knowledge for Climate Change, during 12th Five Year Plan.
(b) Yes Sir. Government is aware of the recent report of Working Group-II of the 5th Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) titled "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability'' published in April, 2014. The report characterizes observed impacts, vulnerability and exposure and adaptive responses to date at global and regional scale in agriculture, water resources, ecosystems, human health, infrastructure, livelihood, poverty, etc. It considers how impacts and risks can be reduced and managed through adaptation. Further, the report also assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits and other aspects associated with adaptation.
(c) Eight National Missions form the core of the National Action Plan, representing multipronged, long-term and integrated strategies for achieving key goals in the context of climate change. State Action Plans on Climate Change have also been prepared to develop state specific measures. A National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change has been established to provide support for augmenting adaptation activities.