Climate Change in Madhya Pradesh : A Compendium of Expert Views-II
Decades of scientific works to understand the changing climatic systems and its impacts on this planet, have established that the increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) in Earth's atmosphere is responsible for the excessive increase in temperatures and consequent change in climate. It is now widely agreed and experienced that the planet is warming much more than under natural conditions and the cause is human activity.
Let’s Beat Climate Change: A Guidebook with 25 Adaptation Methods
This report features adaptation methods that have been chosen by communities in Bundelkhand following a participatory campaign. Some of the methods include changing to drought-resistant crop varieties, using new agro-technologies, rain water harvesting and tapping alternative source of livelihoods. The adaptation methods proved to be extremely effective and brought about a behavioural change amongst the communities that led to change in the lives of the local communities.
Climate Resilient Development in Bundelkhand Region of MP: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Policy and Planning
Climate Resilient Development in Bundelkhand Region of MP: Information and Communication Needs for Adaptation
This report identifies the needs and challenges for communicating climate change concerns to communities and decision makers at localised level. It highlights the importance of community based communication tools for disseminating climate change information and knowledge at grassroots level.
India’s Progress in Combating Climate Change
India has been rapidly enhancing its climate change actions at the domestic level and the Government of India has taken several initiatives in terms of policies and programmes to explore and implement low carbon development strategies.
‘India’s Progress on Combating Climate Change’ captures a snapshot of the initiatives in the run up to COP-20, Peru. Under the National Action Plan on Climate Change and its eight national missions, focus has been on renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean technologies, public transport, resource efficiency, afforestation, tax incentives, and research and generation of strategic knowledge.
National Action Plan on Climate Change
The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) has been developed keeping in mind the UNFCCC objectives and a sustainable development path for the country. There are 8 national missions for implementation of the NAPCC:
- National Solar Missions,
- National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency,
- National Mission on Sustainable Habitat,
- National Water Mission
- National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
- National Mission for a Green India
- National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
- National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change
International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands was organised by the Climate Change Cell of EPCO in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, on the 14 to 16 February 2014. Below are the details about the workshop
International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands was organised by the Climate Change Cell of EPCO in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, on the 14 to 16 February 2014. Many scientists, policy makers, people’s representatives, resource managers and catchment stakeholders were invited to the conference. The interactions among this diverse audience have resulted in a wider discussion, with the goal to connect upstream perspective with downstream approach to solve the issues related to lakes and wetlands catchment. The objectives of this conference was to bring together experts associated with wetland and lake conservation and their habitats, with the underlying goal of establishing a basis for developing multidisciplinary solutions to multidisciplinary issues.
Madhya Pradesh State Action Plan on Climate Change
Centrally located land locked State with undulating topography and diverse physiography, Madhya Pradesh is considered to be vulnerable with respect to climate change. The State has rich bio-diversity, vast forest cover and plenty of mineral wealth.
52.5 million of Madhya Pradesh's 72.6 million people live in the countryside, relying on primary sectors like agriculture, horticulture, fishery, livestock, poultry and forestry for livelihoods. These natural resources based livelihood sources are expected to be impacted more by climate change than the secondary and other sectors as changes in climatic conditions can bring irreversible changes to these systems.
Some of the projected climate risks for Madhya Pradesh are increase in maximum and minimum temperatures, changes in spatial and temporal distribution of monsoon, increase in frequency and intensity of rains, loss of rainy days, extended summers etc.
The State Action Plan on Climate Change has flagged important issues which require attention, especially as the State proceeds towards exploring its industrial potential, besides exploring how to make the best use of its natural resources on a sustainable basis.
The document details how the State Government aims to address such concerns and outline strategies to build a climate resilient State, thus strengthening the developmental planning process.
Vulnerability Assessment of Madhya Pradesh towards Climate Change
This publication represents the pioneering effort to further the methodology of Vulnerability Assessment which constitutes the scientific groundwork for informed policy decisions in the State of Madhya Pradesh. It can serve as an example for other Union States to adapt the methodology to their respective needs and requirements.
Realizing that Vulnerability Assessment would support formulation of robust adaptation strategies and also in integrating climate change concerns in the development planning processes, this study assesses the climate change risks and vulnerabilities of Madhya Pradesh.
It illustrates how the investigators met the key challenges to such a comprehensive study – evolving an appropriate methodology to conduct such a State-level assessment ensuring participation from stakeholders; and, data gathering from different sectors for different timelines.
The study is the result of a collaborative project of Ministry of Environment & Forests and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India.
Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI)
How can varying levels of knowledge from different regions and across sectors be integrated to address the climate change adaptation in rural areas of the country? CCA RAI aims to do precisely the same by combining scientific knowledge with best practices from various sectors to formulate innovative approaches for climate change adaptation. By developing a structured approach to climate change vulnerability and risk assessments, it provides a scientific basis for decision-making to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change.
CCA RAI supports partner States which conduct such assessments using expert contributions from all relevant stakeholders and thus provide a solid basis for decision-making at policy level. Furthermore, they help to bridge the existing gap between global climate change scenarios and local risk analyses. This structured, yet simple approach to vulnerability and risk assessment can also be used by other federal states.
Climate Change in Madhya Pradesh: A Compendium of Expert Views
This document has been prepared by the State Climate Change Knowledge Management Centre of the Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation as part of a Government of Madhya Pradesh–UNDP project. The project is funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands for the benefit of developing countries. Climate change is not only an environmental concern but also one of the world’s greatest developmental challenges. The State of Madhya Pradesh has socio-economic and ecological reasons to be concerned about the impacts of climate change, as the people of this State are heavily dependent on climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture and forestry for their livelihoods.
Madhya Pradesh’s SAPCC aims to address regional concerns and it outlines the strategies required to develop a climate-resilient State. The strategies and recommendations of the SAPCC will strengthen the developmental planning process of the State with policy-level interventions. The strategies and activities proposed in the Madhya Pradesh SAPCC by and large conform to the actions proposed in the respective mission documents of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).