Rajasthan state action plan on climate change

Rajasthan state action plan on climate change

This Action Plan on Climate Change for Rajasthan builds on the key areas as identified under climate change agenda for the state. It primarily focuses on risk reduction and adaptation measures.

Climate change is the greatest global challenge facing us today which through a multitude of impacts poses a risk to our ecology, economy and society. Observation shows that changes being experienced in the climate of Rajasthan are over and above the natural climate variability prevailing in the region. Studies have shown that Rajasthan falls in areas of
greatest climate sensitivity, maximum vulnerability and lowest adaptive capacity. Already, water resources in the State are scarce and have a highly uneven distribution both temporally and spatially. The State also has the highest probability of drought occurrence in the country. A threat such as climate change thus calls for timely and coherent policy response and action that will help reduce vulnerability and build resilience of the State to likely climate impacts. The Rajasthan Action Plan on Climate Change (RAPCC) builds on the key areas as identified under the Climate Change Agenda for Rajasthan (CCAR) by prioritizing urgent areas of action in a phased and time-bound manner and is in coherence with the Rajasthan State Environment Policy and Environment Mission. While the RAPCC primarily focuses on risk reduction and adaptation measures, it also looks into the co-benefits offered by specific strategies in the form of mitigation.

See Also

Report: Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation.

Report: Rajasthan state environment policy 2010.

Report: Climate change adaptation activities in India.

Report: National plan on climate change.

Report: Vulnerability and adaptation experiences from Rajasthan and AP.

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