Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The Government of Uttar Pradesh is committed to achieving sustainable rapid economic growth by
mainstreaming climate action into government policy and planning. The government envisions implementing projects and programmes on adaptation and mitigation, building resilience to climate-related disasters and hazards, and reducing carbon footprint so as to minimise the impact of climate change, with special emphasis on the most vulnerable sections of society, sectors and regions. It targets building institutional capacities, creating awareness and raising resources for formulating and implementing eco-friendly policies with concrete outcomes and outputs that are measurable, verifiable and can be monitored.
The main strategy will be to implement the specific schemes and projects identified under State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC). Apart from this, the state will also adopt the following:
Setting up of functional Climate Change Authority to oversee the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) and fully functional climate change cells in all seven mission departments.
Mass afforestation programmes with the development of nurseries on climate-resilient varieties
Pollution monitoring in all districts including GHG inventories and dissemination of data
Promotion of fisheries, poultries, sericulture, dairy improvement programmes, stall-feeding and improvement of cattle breeds that are climate-resilient.