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Perspective of Indian Government on Climate Change

Climate change refers to a significant change in the measure of climate elements overtime due to natural factors or as a result of human activities. Climate change is commonly used with global warming &greenhouse effects which refers to increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which traps sun heat causing changes in weather patterns on global scale. The international efforts to address climate change began with the adoption of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in 1992. India is quite aware to the danger of climate change & declared that it will not allow GHG’s (Green House Gases) emission to exceed the average per capita emission of the developed countries. Indian govt. adopted National Action Plan on climate change in 2008 which include 8 core national missions to enhance ecological sustainability & address climate mitigation and adaptation. These missions include: National Solar Mission, National Mission for enhanced Energy Efficiency, National Mission on Sustainable India, National Water Mission, and National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, National Mission for Green India, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture & National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change. Besides, all these India as part of international obligation under UNFCCC prepares National Communication periodically to give inventory of GHG’s emission in India & assess the vulnerability and impacts and make appropriate recommendations regarding social, economic & technological measures for addressing climate change. Indian government is playing an important role in the success of climate summit Negotiation & has setup a voluntary target of reducing GHG’s emission by 20% of its GDP by 2020. India has also launched a research Satellite named Megha-Tropiques to monitor GHG’s. Keywords - UNFCCC, GHG’s, Climate Change