In the last decade, India has launched several policy initiatives that, if implemented effectively, will enable the country to make a noteworthy contribution to the global fight against climate change. The pioneering initiative was the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), launched in 2008, which acts as the guiding national climate strategy. Post NAPCC’s launch, several national and sub-national initiatives have been introduced covering climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. These include a wide array of domestic climate actions, ranging from sector-specific to cross-sector initiatives, which are at varying stages of implementation.
To help inform the discourse on climate change, Shakti has commissioned a series of briefing papers to provide an updated account and analysis of India’s efforts on this front.