Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National, State/Regional
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Due to India’s federal structure, states have the primarily responsibility to address climate change in their constituencies. In order to create a coherent national framework, the national government has directed the State Action Plan on Climate Change. It requires sub-national authorities to prepare SAPCCs in line with national climate policy (the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)) and obliges states to incorporate climate change concerns in the decision-making process. 

State governments have drafted climate strategies aligned with the eight National Missions under the NAPCC. The most recent strategies cover the period 2015-2020 and focus on issues ranging from climate mitigation, energy efficiency, and resource conservation to climate adaptation. Access the SAPCCs at:

Related policies:National Action Plan on Climate Change

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