Environment

With its largest forest cover and abundant natural resources, Madhya Pradesh has always been a rich state. Since most of the population depends on the natural resources for their livelihoods, environment becomes an important issue for Madhya Pradesh. The conventional development discourses guide us on environment conservation and security issues in the state. Nevertheless, if the emerging threats of climate change are taken seriously, then we are compelled to take serious action on climate change and its impact on the natural resources of the state. In order to alleviate poverty and backwardness of the State, development activities are being pursued with vigour. The State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) shows that total population of Madhya Pradesh stands at 72.6 million, out of which 52.5 million are located in rural parts, which rely on primary sectors like agriculture, horticulture, fishery, livestock, poultry and forestry for livelihoods. This data gives a fair idea about how climate change is affecting and will continue to affect the ones dependent on the natural resources for their livelihood. Therefore,  over  the  years,  there  has been  considerable  pressure  on  the  environment,  the  alarming  consequences  of  which  are manifested in most of the areas of the State. Most importantly the agriculture, forestry and other forest-based livelihoods are largely challenged by climate change and climate variability.

Key strategies:

  • Establishing a State Climate Change Knowledge Management Centre (SCCKMC)
  • Development of state of the art evaluation tools to provide policy makers with choice of strategies to be implemented – e.g. Sectoral GHG inventorisation and generation of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC)
  • Assessing Vulnerability of the State in the context of Climate Change
  • Assessing various development programmes to understand their climate resilient quotient and suggest measures to make them climate proof
  • Capacity building of various stakeholders on Climate Change issues
  • Assisting department in mainstreaming Climate Change concerns in planning process
  • Commissioning of baseline studies for each sector to evolve appropriate sectoral criteria/indicators for monitoring and evaluation of State Action Plan on Climate Change

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