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National Action Plan On Climate Change

legislation type Executive
Action Plan
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2008
The National Action Plan on Climate Change identifies measures that promote the country'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 long-term and integrated strategies for achieving key goals in the context of climate change : 1) National solar mission; 2) National mission for enhanced energy efficiency; 3) National mission on sustainable habitat; 4) National water mission; 5) National mission for sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem; 6) National mission for a Green India; 7) National mission for sustainable agriculture; 8) National mission on strategic knowledge for Climate Change.


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