National Green India Mission (GIM)

Name of policy National Green India Mission (GIM)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country India
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
Type of policy instrument
  • Information and education
    • Information provision
    • Policy support
      Sector name
      • Agriculture and forestry
        • Forestry
      Policy description Aim: Respond to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures,

      which would help : – Enhancing carbon sinks in sustainably managed forests and other ecosystems; – Adaptation of vulnerable species/ecosystems to the changing climate; and – Adaptation of forest-dependant communities. Objectives: (1) Increased forest/tree cover on 5 m ha of forest/non-forest lands and improved quality of forest cover on another 5 m ha (a total of 10 m ha) (2) Improved ecosystem services including biodiversity, hydrological services and carbon sequestration as a result of treatment of 10 m ha. (3) Increased forest-based livelihood income for 3 million forest dependent households (4) Enhanced annual CO2 sequestration of 50-60 million tonnes by the year 2020

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
      • Non-energy5
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2011
      Start date of implementation 2011
      End date of implementation 2022
      High impact
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.envfor.nic.in/major-initiatives/national-mission-green-india-gim

      http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/GIM%20presentation%20Feb%2022%202011.pdf

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment) CD-LINKS policy status: planned
      Status Final

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