Madhya Pradesh

State Brief Introduction

State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC)

In 2010, the Government of Madhya Pradesh established an exclusive Climate Change Cell as a dedicated section within the Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation (EPCO) and at the same time EPCO itself was notified as the State Nodal Agency for Climate Change issues. It was the Climate Change Cell that developed the Madhya Pradesh State Action Plan on Climate Change (MP SAPCC), which was approved by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2012. Globally, as climate change discourses turned towards local issues and possible responses to abate the impacts of climate change, the state started to prepare towards implementing the recommendations of MP SAPCC.

Even though research and study-based information was available with certain institutes, during the course of functioning of the Climate Change Cell, it was often felt that there was a lack of reliable state-specific information and data on climate change and its impacts. A need was also felt to build human capacities on climate change at various levels and conduct research on sectoral aspects.

Therefore, a conscious decision was taken to transform the Climate Change Cell into a full-fledged State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC) so that the initial steps towards integrating scattered knowledge on climate change could be made available on one platform.

 

State Action Plan of Climate Change

The State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) of Madhya Pradesh, aims to address the regional concerns and to outline strategies required to develop a climate resilient state. The strategies and recommendations of the SAPCC will, in due course, strengthen the developmental planning process of the state with policy level interventions favouring low carbon growth. Since Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) have been underlined as the key concerns for Madhya Pradesh, the focus of SAPCC is on devising appropriate adaptation strategies based on vulnerability assessment and subsequently integrating and mainstreaming into respective policies and programmes. The vision, mission, strategy and activity are summarised in the diagram below: -

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