National Action Plan on Climate Change India 2008

Name of policy National Action Plan on Climate Change
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country India
Region Asia

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Research & Development and Deployment (RD&D)
    • Climate strategy
      • Political & non-binding climate strategy
      Sector name
      • General
        Policy description Executive. Recommended minimum share of renewable energy in the national grid of 5% in 2010, subsequently to be increased by 1% every year to reach 15% by 2020. "The National Action Plan on Climate Change identifies measures that promote our development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for addressing climate change effectively." (Section 3. Approach, NAPCC) 2. The PM council on climate Change also came into being on 6th June, 2008. "Constituted on 6th June 2008, a committee chaired by the Prime Minister called Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change will coordinate national action for assessment, adaptation and mitigation of climate change." 3. The committee on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth is also in place. The role of the committee on low carbon strategies is to make recommendations but the coordination aspect is with the PM council only. The PM council on climate change however, has not met in last two years.
        Policy type
        • Changing activity
        • Energy efficiency
        • Renewables
        • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
        • Non-energy5
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2008
        Start date of implementation
        End date of implementation
        High impact No
        Impact indicator

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        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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