National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

  • National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is a comprehensive action plan which outlines measures on climate change related adaptation and mitigation while simultaneously advancing development.
  • It effectively pulls together a number of the government’s existing national plans on water, renewable energy, energy efficiency agriculture and others and bundled with additional ones into a set of eight missions.
  • Eight core Missions of NAPCC
    • National Solar Mission – 100 GW by 2022
    • National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency
    • National Mission on Sustainable Habitat
    • National Water Mission – the plan sets a goal of a 20% improvement in water use efficiency through pricing and other measures.
    • National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem
    • National Mission for a “Green India”: Goals include the afforestation of 6 million hectares of degraded forest lands and expanding forest cover from 23% to 33% of India’s territory.
    • National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
    • National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change