CCEA approved Capacity Building Scheme and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for climate change
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Capacity Building Scheme and Rajiv Gandhi Institute for climate change. Both the schemes will work for the state and centre to analyse the climate change and their impacts which can hamper the life of citizen. The whole project is cost Rs.290 crore.
a) The Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Climate Change Studies and Action will be an autonomous body which will have four key functional areas. The areas are related to
- Environmental-scientific assessments and modelling.
- Economic and legal analysis.
- Monitoring and policy making.
- Training, capacity building and advocacy and database, documentation and inventory management.
Soon, the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) will take a call on the structure of institute and the time period for its completion. The CoS would consists of secretaries in the ministries of environment and forest, finance, renewable energy, agriculture, water resources and earth science.
b) The Capacity Building Scheme is designed to undertake and augment various activities including Coordination of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and State Action Plan on Climate Change.
Note: The NAPCC consistes of 8 government-backed missions, was launched by the Centre in 2008. It includes government’s priority area to work in the field of solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, conserving water, sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem, a “Green India” mission, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge platform for Climate Change.