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India's national action plan on climate
The action plan on climate change says that shift to solar energy will be the core of the strategy to meet the challenge of climate change, which is a major cause of the increase in carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

INDIA’S NATIONAL action plan on climate change was today (June 30) launched by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The action plan says that shift to solar energy will be core of the strategy to meet the challenge of climate change. The plan has been divided into eight national missions, which are related to solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, conservation of water, sustaining the Himalayan eco-system, creating a green India, sustainable agriculture and creation of strategic knowledge platform for climate change.

The action plan was eagerly awaited by the environment activists, experts and the industry not only at home but, also abroad as India along with China is one of the countries whose growth is powered mainly by energy-based fossil fuels, which is a major cause of the increase in carbon emissions into the atmosphere. In his remarks on the occasion, Singh said climate change was a global challenge and it could be met through a global, collaborative and cooperative effort.

The experts and senior cabinet colleagues, including finance minister P Chidambaram, power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, scientific advisor to the Prime Minister Dr R Chidambaram, special envoy of the prime minister for climate change and deputy chairperson of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, was also present on the occasion.

The work on the action plan was started in 2007, when the fourth assessment report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel, headed by Dr RK Pachauri, made it clear in no uncertain terms that time was running out for the planet unless drastic and urgent measures were taken to arrest the climate change caused by global warming due to human activities.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report had said already enough amount of these gases has been emitted in the atmosphere to cause a rise of around two degrees by 2050.

A high-level council on climate change headed by the Prime Minister himself had been set up to draw up the country’s strategy to meet the challenge of both mitigation and adaptation to the inevitable climate change.

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