India's State Action Plans on Climate Change: towards meaningful action

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Elizabeth Gogoi
OPM Briefing Note
November 2015

India has embarked on the largest exercise in sub-national climate change planning in the world. All 29 states and seven union territories are preparing, or have completed, State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs). Despite some valid concerns about legitimacy and quality, the focus now needs to be on how to facilitate the implementation of these plans. This note highlights some of the issues that emerge from our ongoing support to six state governments and considers both challenges to, and opportunities for, implementation.

Action on Climate Today / Climate-Proofing Growth and Development in South Asia