Madhya Pradesh’s State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC)
The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) was released by ex Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2008 with the objective of achieving sustainable development in a way that it aids in combating climate change. It identified eight missions to be implemented under the plan on issues of clean energy production, energy efficiency, sustainable habitat and agriculture, Himalayan ecosystem preservation, conserving water resources, afforestation and knowledge management on climate change. To integrate the plan further at the state level, the Ministry of Environment and Forests directed state governments to prepare a State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in line with the NAPCC. Madhya Pradesh, through its State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC) managed by EPCO, has developed an ambitious and comprehensive SAPCC covering sectors of forest, agriculture and allied, water, livestock and fisheries, health sector, urban administration and transport, energy efficiency and renewable energy, industries, panchayat and rural development and environment.
Questions for discussions:
·Is there a need for greater public and stakeholder awareness and capacity building for generating public goodwill for effective implementation of SAPCC?
·What should be the partner engagement (outside Government) strategy for implementation of SAPCC?
·How can the MP Government raise financial resources for implementing the plan in a timely manner? Is it possible to demand for a separate budgetary allocation for the implementation of SAPCC?