Strengthening Climate Sensitive Planning and Implementation

What is the Project About

Strengthening Climate Sensitive Planning and ImplementationPhoto: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India

In partnership with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and State Governments, the project aims to assist the government in addressing its national developmental and environmental priorities while meeting its obligations under key multilateral environmental agreements, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; strengthen the information base and institutional capacities to incorporate climate change considerations within the planning and implementation processes at various levels in the country; support sub-national climate change planning and implementation processes; and contribute to developing relevant knowledge products and undertaking capacity building programmes.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

Strengthening Climate Sensitive Planning and ImplementationPhoto: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India
  • Developed a common framework for the preparation of a State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).
  • Supported nine states and union territories in the preparation of their respective SAPCC.
  • Strengthened the Madhya Pradesh State Climate Change Knowledge Management Centre (SCCKMC) for knowledge creation and capacity development on climate change issues in the state through: a) a technical cell to provide expertise to the state government on issues related to climate change; b) the Climate Change Knowledge Portal, which is a repository of information related to climate change; and c) the setting up of community-based Climate Change Pulse Centres (CCPCs) in four agro-climatic zones (ACZ).
  • Developed a practical guide to mainstream gender in climate actions in agriculture and allied activities, disaster management and the energy sector.
  • Developed information booklets on sectoral impacts of climate change for state government departments to help them analyse issues related to the changes taking place in their work domain.
  • Fostered a new partnership with Kerala Institute for Local Administration (KILA) for capacity building of elected representatives on climate change, which will eventually help communities develop coping mechanisms to deal with climate change impacts.
  • Conducted vulnerability assessment studies to map sector-wise vulnerabilities in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh at the district level, which will help development agencies design targeted policies for vulnerable sectors.
  • Strengthened capacities of government officers and institutions on climate change issues through the establishment of a Centre for Climate Change and Environment within the NIAR/ LBSNAA.
  • Developed compendia/manuals and a policy brief on India’s energy security, water management, sustainable agriculture and urban issues with case studies and best practices, and incorporated them in LBSNAA trainings.
  • Developed training modules and training materials on climate change and environmental issues for training of state civil service officers at various state Administrative Training Institutes.
  • Set up channels for academic exchanges on climate change issues between international and national research institutions and NIAR.

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
UNDP US$ 350,000
AusAid US$ 2,400,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year


Year Amount
2016 US$ 941,236
2015 US$ 329,121.46
2014 US$ 850,322
2013 US$ 825,662
2012 US$ 598,334
2011 US$ 93,453