About Project


Climate change is a major challenge for developing countries like India that face large scale climate variability and are exposed to enhanced risks from climate change. Government of India has developed a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008 outlining existing and future policies and programmes addressing climate mitigation and adaptation. States have prepared the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) outlining strategies and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. At the state level, there is a need to operationalize implementation of these plans as well as integration of sectoral climate change considerations into most of the existing and future policies and programmes. While individual sectoral departments devise development plans, adequate understanding on how climate change leads to and has an impact on respective sectors is often limited or missing at the state and department level. Across the states, the application of scientific knowledge of climate change to strengthen sectoral programmes needs to be strengthened in terms of technical expertise, institutional capacities and prioritizing actions for effective implementation of the action plans.


Relevance and intervention:

 Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions is a project being implemented by the  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Its overall goal is to integrate climate actions into sub-national planning, benefitting local communities in India. This is to be achieved by strengthening capacities of state nodal agencies on climate change, and focus sectoral departments to plan and undertake specific interventions in climate-sensitive sectors that affect large sections of vulnerable communities in these states. These interventions include mobilization of appropriate expertise, capacity building of resource persons/institutions, support to strategy implementation, and knowledge sharing among states and across other countries embarking on subnational planning for climate change. Relevant sector-specific international expertise is being made available to state governments as required.


 Outcomes (objectives) of the project  

1) Capacities of state authorities to plan and implement SAPCCs are enhanced in the three states

2) SAPCCs are operationalized and communities benefit from climate actions in the three states

3) Approach and experiences of the project gained national and international visibility.


Geographical and Sectoral Focus:

Geographical and Sectoral Focus


Project Management Structure :

 Project Management Structure