India Climate Change Knowledge Portal | UPSC

India Climate Change Knowledge Portal | UPSC

India Climate Change Knowledge Portal | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Single point information source on Climate Action “India Climate Change Knowledge Portal” launched

      WHY IN NEWS:

India has achieved its Pre-2020 Climate Action targets: Shri Prakash Javadekar

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC)
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Environment and Ecology : Portal

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS we think this portal is very important for UPSC preparation . It gives us information about India’s Climate Profile and so many important reports.

For MAINS do you find NDC confusing ? We researched a little on this portal . It is simplified . Links are given in suggested reading section . Let us dive in !

      CONTEXT: 

INDIA CLIMATE CHANGE KNOWLEDGE PORTAL

The portal will be a “single point Information resource” which provides information on the different climate initiatives taken by various Ministries. 

  • This will enabling users to access updated status on climate initiatives.
  • Minister informed at the virtual event that India has practically achieved its Pre-2020 Climate Action targets .
  • Though historically India is not responsible for emissions.
  • India, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is leading the world on Climate Action.

The portal captures sector-wise adaptation and mitigation actions by Ministries in one place including updated information on their implementation. 

India Climate Change Knowledge Portal | UPSC

GLIMPSE FROM THE PORTAL | SOURCES : cckpindia.nic.in

MAJOR COMPONENTS

The eight major components included in the knowledge portal are:

  1. India’s Climate Profile
  2. National Policy Framework
  3. India’s NDC goals
  4. Adaptation Actions
  5. Mitigation Actions
  6. Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation
  7. International Climate Negotiations
  8. Reports & Publications

BACKGROUND

  • India is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris Agreement and Kyoto Protocol.

MoEF&CC is the nodal Ministry for coordinating country’s response to climate change in line with national policies and UNFCCC.

India Climate Change Knowledge Portal

  • The Climate Change Division looks after the issues related to climate change, including the International negotiations and domestic policies and actions.

CLIMATE CHANGE DIVISION

  • Submission of National Communications (NATCOMs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs) to UNFCCC.
  • Coordination of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
  • Coordinating preparation, submission and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under Paris Agreement

Studies for assessment of climate change in the country under the Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP).

  • Studies on National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme (NCAP), Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) Programme.
  • Implementation of National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) to meet the cost of adaptation measures in areas that are vulnerable to climate change.
  • Encouraging the State Governments to prepare their State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in line with the strategies outlined in NAPCC.
  • International negotiations on climate change.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The knowledge portal will help in disseminating knowledge among citizens about all the major steps Government is taking.

  • The information collected at this portal is at both national and international levels to address climate change issues.
SUGGESTED READING : NDC 
     SOURCES:  PIB   | India Climate Change Knowledge Portal | UPSC

 

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