An Evaluation of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change

Research Team: Sujatha Byravan and Sudhir Chella Rajan
LEAD Centre: Centre for Development Finance (CDF)
Focus Area: Environment & Climate Change
Project Geography: India
Partner: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Status: Completed


This project develops a broad-stroke analysis of the design of India’s climate missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change. The study is based on interviews of experts in particular domains who also understand climate change. The broad cross-cutting issues relating to these missions as well as their individual strengths, challenges and weaknesses, as evaluated by the experts, are presented in this report. Detailed qualitative assessment cards have been developed separately for the individual missions and are included in the annex. The study aims to provide policy makers, academics and researchers, civil society groups and others a snapshot of the climate missions as perceived by the experts in the country at this time. It is hoped that the outputs will inform the government so that appropriate mid-stream corrections may be made. The results of the study will also be useful to hone the country’s strategic thinking on long-term economic development in the context of climate change.

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REPORT: An Evaluation of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change