- Submitted by: India
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: India
- Date of completion: 2008
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
National Action Plan on Climate Change
Description/achievement of initiativeIndia's National Action Plan on Climate Change from 2008 is integrated into its 5-year development planning cycles.
The National Action Plan on Climate Change identifies measures that promote India's development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively. It outlines a number of steps to simultaneously advance India's development and climate change-related objectives of adaptation and mitigation. There are Eight National Missions which form the core of the National Action Plan, representing multi-pronged, long-term and integrated strategies for achieving key goals in the context of climate change. While several of these programmes are already part of India's current actions, they may need a change in direction, enhancement of scope and effectiveness and accelerated implementation of time-bound plans.