Uttarakhand state action plan on climate change

Climate change escalates the already existing vulnerabilities (social, ecological, economic and cultural) and inequities of Uttarakhand and could manifest disastrously if not addressed adequately. At the same time, the State has already been undertaking a range of initiatives across various sectors that are supportive of building adaptive resilience and to climate change as well as supporting mitigation. However, at present, these have not been explicitly classified or recognised as being towards building adaptive resilience or supporting mitigation. As such, this offers unique opportunities for the state to holistically converge these existing initiatives and make additional efforts to integrate climate concerns and response measures into all aspects of the development process, from policy and planning to implementation. As such, the State has adopted this as the underlying principle in the formulation of the Uttarakhand Action Plan for Climate Change (UAPCC).

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