Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Transport, Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Building Code>Energy performance, Buildings>Building Code>Prescriptive, Buildings>Building Code>Trade-off, Buildings>Building Type>Industrial, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Buildings>Building Type>Residential
Agency:Ministry of Power, Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change

On 30 June, India released its first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlining existing and future policies and programmes directed at climate change mitigation and adaptation. The plan outlines eight "national missions" running up to 2017. The missions are wide ranging, targeting energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as improved research capacity on climate change issues. Other missions target water efficiency, agriculture, forestation, and ecosystem conservation. The various missions each have a lead ministry, responsible for developing objectives, implementing strategies, timelines, and monitoring;  evaluation criteria are to be submitted to the Prime Minister's Council for Climate Change. The Council will be responsible for undertaking periodic reviews and reporting on the missions' progress. Relevant indicators, allowing assessment of both avoided emissions and adaptation benefits, are also to be developed. The missions are listed below; Missions regarding energy efficiency are described in further detail.

1. National Mission for Sustainable Habitat: The plan seeks to promote energy efficiency as an essential component of urban planning. It calls for extending the Energy Conservation Building Code, and emphasises urban waste management and recycling, including power production from waste. In the transport sector it calls for stronger enforcement of automotive fuel economy standards, using pricing measures to encourage the purchase of efficient vehicles, and providing incentives for the use of public transportation.

2. National Water Mission

3. National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem

4. National Mission for a Green India

5. National Mission for Sustainable agriculture

6. National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change

7. National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). The plan estimates that current initiatives, based on the Energy Conservation Act of 2001, will yield 10 000 MW of savings by 2012. Building on this, the plan recommends mandating specific energy consumption decreases in large energy-using industries, including a system for companies to trade energy-savings certificates. It also highlights the use of incentives, including reduced taxes on energy-efficient appliances. Finally, it recommends financing for public-private partnerships for demand-side management (DSM) programmes that reduce energy consumption in the municipal, buildings and agricultural sectors.

8. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)

Related policies:National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE)

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