Spotlight Initiative


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 supported a series of briefing papers to provide an updated account and analysis of India’s efforts on this front.

India Climate Report – Volume 3 : September 2016

This briefing paper covers an update on climate finance, new policies announced by various states in India, and other recent developments in India’s efforts to address climate change.

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India Climate Report – Volume 2 : January, 2016

This briefing paper covers the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) communicated by India, other recent developments including the notification of revised emission standards for coal-based thermal power plants and adoption of an accelerated timeline for achieving Bharat Stage VI emission standards for vehicles, and an update on climate finance.

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India Climate Report – Volume 1: July, 2015

The first briefing paper in the series provides an overview of the current policy landscape in India, outlining key climate actions and their current implementation status. India’s approach to the climate change negotiations and the preparatory activities underway in the run up to COP 21 in Paris, including relevant bilateral and multilateral developments, are also summarised.

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