Regional consultative meet on climate change held

Regional consultative meet on climate change held

Sushil Kumar, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEF and CC), on Monday said that the ministry expects at least one proposal each from the states under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Control and Green Climate Fund.

Speaking at a regional consultative meeting on climate change organised jointly by MoEF and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) here, he stressed the need for preparing quality  projects for submission under international funding arrangements. Ramachandra, Secretary, department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, Karnataka termed the state one of the most vulnerable to climate change as nearly 50 % areas are drought prone and 70 % of agricultural activities depend on rainfall. 

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Joint Secretary, MoEF and CC said 2015 was important for two reasons - sustainable development goals having direct bearing on climate change and the Paris Agreement. 

R Amalorpavanathan, Dep-uty Managing Director, NABARD underlined the need for multi-sectoral approach requiring active participation of various departments of the State.

Representatives from various state governments and union territories like Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Puducherry attended the meeting.

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