India’s Second National Communication to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

What is the Project About

What is the project about

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), India submitted its Initial National Communication in 2004. The project, with support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, aims to support the preparation and submission of India’s Second National Communication (SNC) to UNFCCC. The SNC will focus on strengthening the capacities created during the early phase, and to take into account the changing national priorities and developmental needs.

What have We Accomplished So Far

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  • Refinement of climate change impact assessment studies in water resources, agriculture and natural ecosystems 
  • Integrated assessments of Impacts, Vulnerability and Development of Adaptation Frameworks. As part of this, following activities were undertaken- 
    • Identified hotspots that will assess the climate change impacts on various integrated sectors and the associated physical and socio-economic vulnerabilities 
    • Themes such as integrated assessments of Water-Agriculture-Food Security-Livelihoods-Adaptation; Water-Agriculture-Human Health-Livelihoods-Adaptation; Forests- Forest products-Livelihoods-Adaptation; Vulnerabilities of energy systems and infrastructure due to the changing temperature and precipitation patterns have been undertaken with a mix of modeling and case studies 
  • Set up of institutional frameworks of coordinating agencies that will work on preparing the inventory of greenhouse gas emission and potential mitigation measures

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 3,500,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 129,518
2011 US$ 277,318
Till 2010 US$ 3,006,905


In the News

Asia-Pacific Must Respond to Climate Change to Survive: UNDP
[Date: 11 May 2012, Source: IANS]

UNDP to Developing Countries: Take on a Greater Role in Reducing Emissions
[Date: 11 May 2012, Source: The Economic Times]

Climate Change to Figure in Economic Survey
[Date: 15 January 2012, Source: The Indian Express]

Economic Survey to Focus on Financing Climate Change
[Date: 14 January 2012, Source: The Hindu Business Line]

First Time a Chapter on Climate Change to be Included in the Forthcoming Economic Survey of India
[Date: 14 January 2012, Source: Press Information Bureau]


Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2007
Estimated End Date:
2013
Geographic Coverage:
National-level
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Lianchawii
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
Highlights
  • The need to integrate climate change concerns into development programmes is the key to achieving MDGs
  • The project aims to prepare India’s Greenhouse gas inventory for the year 2000 and undertake vulnerability assessment and adaptation
  • The project has resulted in the refinement of climate change impact assessment studies in water resources, agriculture, natural ecosystems including forestry, sea level rise and coastal zones and human health
  • It has also integrated assessments of Impacts, Vulnerability and Development of Adaptation Frameworks
  • Institutional frameworks of coordinating agencies that will work on preparing inventory of greenhouse gas emissions have been set up