Coping with climate change: an analysis of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most compelling global challenges, with a warming planet being a present-day reality rather than a potential future threat. India, like other developing countries, is also suffering the brunt of climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rising temperatures will be accompanied by a change in rainfall patterns and increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events around the world. In response to global and domestic climate developments, the Indian government established the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change (PMCCC), which proposed the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008 that described eight missions aimed at dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation. This report aims at evaluation and assessment of the missions and their implementation status.