This side event “Climate Change Adaptation Actions in India” at the India pavilion at COP -22, served as an important platform to deliberate on the lessons learned so far in terms adaptation, planning, prioritization and implementation under national and international funding mechanisms. It also discussed the challenges being faced in terms of stakeholder engagement, technical and capacity building support and scaling –up of adaptation.
The panellists for the side event represented stakeholders’ responsible action in India and they include the following - Mr. R. R. Rashmi, IAS, Special Secretary, MoEFCC, GoI; Mr. H.R. Dave, Dy MD, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development; Ms. Young Lee, Adaptation Fund, Washington DC; Ms. Sabine Preuss, Director- Environment & Climate Change, GIZ India; Mr. Nambi Appadurai, World Resources Institute (WRI) – India.
The panel deliberated on sharing of national and international perspectives on Adaptation Actions, development of synergy of national and international funding mechanism for adaptation action in India and at global level. Evolving strategy for mainstreaming of adaptation action in development planning was also emphasised during this meet.
In his address to the gathering, Special Secretary Mr R R Rashmi informed about the National Action Plans and the State Action Plans, emphasised on the importance of Adaptation by informing that out of the 8 National Missions 5 are exclusively devoted to Adaptation. Adding further, he also spoke abou the successful preparation of State Action Plan on Climate change in line with the objectives of NAPCC.
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India’s INDC is prepared in a balanced and comprehensive manner to reflect all issues of:
Mitigation,Adaptation,ClimateFinance, Technology transfer and Capacity building while simultaneously endeavoring to meet all the developmental challenges that the country faces today.