National Action Plan on Climate Change

National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is a comprehensive action plan which outlines measures on climate change related adaptation and mitigation while simultaneously advancing development. The 8 Missions form the core of the Plan, representing multi-pronged, long termed and integrated strategies for achieving goals in the context of climate change. The Eight Missions are:

National Solar Mission

  • Make solar energy competitive with fossil-based energy options.
  • Launch an R&D programme facilitating international co-operation to enable the creation of affordable, more convenient solar energy systems.
  • Promote innovations for sustained, long-term storage and use of solar power.

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency

  • The Energy Conservation Act of 2001 provides a legal mandate for the implementation of energy efficiency measures through the mechanisms of The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the designated agencies in the country.
  • A number of schemes and programmes have been initiated which aim to save about 10,000 MW by the end of the 11th Five-Year Plan in 2012.

National Mission on Sustainable Habitats

  • Make habitats sustainable through improvements in energy efficiency in buildings, management of solid waste and a modal shift to public transport.
  • Promote energy efficiency as an integral component of urban planning and urban renewal through its initiatives.

National Water Mission

  • Conserving water, minimizing wastage, and ensuring more equitable distribution and management of water resources.
  • Optimizing water use efficiency by 20% by developing a framework of regulatory mechanisms.

National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem

  • Empowering local communities especially Panchayats to play a greater role in managing ecological resources.
  • Reaffirm the measures mentioned in the National Environment Policy, 2006.

National Mission for a Green India

  • To increase ecosystem services including carbon sinks.
  • To increase forest and tree cover in India to 33% from current 23%.

National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Make Indian agriculture more resilient to climate change by identifying new varieties of crops (example: thermally resistant crops) and alternative cropping patterns.
  • Make suggestions for safeguarding farmers from climate change like introducing new credit and insurance mechanisms and greateraccess to information.

National Mission on Strategic Knowledge on Climate Change

  • Work with the global community in research and technology development by collaboration through different mechanisms. It also has its own research agenda supported by climate change related institutions and a Climate Research Fund.
  • Encourage initiatives from the private sector for developing innovative technologies for mitigation and adaptation.

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