India National Action Plan on climate change
India’s National Action Plan on climate change outlines existing and future policies and programs addressing climate mitigation and adaptation.
The first Action Plan was released on June 30, 2008 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It outlined existing and future policies and programs addressing climate mitigation and adaptation. The plan identifies eight core ‘national missions’ running through 2017 and directs ministries to submit detailed implementation plans to the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change by December 2008.
Emphasizing the overriding priority of maintaining high economic growth rates to raise living standards, the plan identifies measures that promote our development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively.
It says these national measures would be more successful with assistance from developed countries, and pledges that India’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions will at no point exceed that of developed countries even as we pursue our development objectives.