Report of the steering committee on environment, forests, wildlife & climate change for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017)

On the threshold of the XII Five Year Plan, it was felt necessary to undertake an assessment of all the sectors of environment from a holistic and scientific perspective and set ourselves targets for the 12th plan. Based this review, the Committee has set 23 specific monitorable targets in addition to 22 general goals in the field of environment, forestry, bio-diversity, wildlife and climate change for the Twelfth plan. This steering committee report proposes measures to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to present and future challenges by aiming to mainstream environment, forests, wildlife and climate change concerns into future development planning and policy making in the country.