“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”

- Barack Obama -

Government Organizations


In 2009, the Indian government instructed all state governments and union territories to develop State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC), in accordance with the approach described in the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). A state climate change action plan lays out the institutional and policy framework that a state will employ to create and implement a climate change mitigation strategy, including particular policy proposals or planning mechanisms. In Uttar Pradesh SAPCC is prepared by Department of Environment with assistance from CTRAN Consulting Ltd and GIZ.


SAPCC address the following topics:

  • Regional and local climate risks and vulnerabilities
  • Baseline greenhouse gas emissions
  • Goals and targets
  • Alternative policy options
  • Identification and screening of mitigation actions
  • Forecast impacts of mitigation actions
  • Recommendations and strategy for implementation

SAPCC in UP formulated action plan for seven missions:

  • Sustainable agriculture mission
  • Solar Mission
  • Energy Efficiency Mission
  • Green UP Forestry Mission
  • Jal Mission
  • Strategic Knowledge Mission
  • Sustainable Habitat Mission

Financial Budget (in Rs Crore) for the SAPCC- UP (2014-18)

S.No. Sector Name Sector-wise estimated allocation (in Rs crore) No. of Priorities Percentage of total budget
1 Sustainable Agriculture Mission 103 11 0.2
2 Solar Mission 450 5 1
3 Energy Efficiency Mission - 11 -
4 Green U.P. Mission 8481 7 18
5 Strategic Knowledge Mission 136 16 0.3
6 Jal Mission 24401 27 52
7 Sustainable Habitat Mission 13376 16 28
  Total 46946 93  
[Source: Coping with climate change Vol II]

Schemes and Programmes:

To address climate change, a number of strategies and programmes are being developed. These programs/schemes/policies are engaged with climate change mitigation and adaptation and other environmental issues such as pollution. In conjunction with the Government of India, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has established initiatives that integrate SDGs and climate action across sectors such as agriculture, energy, housing, the environment, health and hygiene, and transportation.

List of Climate Change Experts

S.No. Name Designation Organization Email Area of specialization
1 Satish Kumar Joint Secretary Ministy of Power satish@arpg.nic.in Administration, Public Grievances, Parliament, OL, IT, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency and BEE, Climate Change and NRE Coordination, RT
2 Sagnik Dey Associate Professor IIT Delhi sagnik@cas.iitd.ac.in Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interaction Air Quality, Climate Change and its Impact on Human Health, Remote Sensing of Earth
3 Saroj Kanta Mishra Associate Professor IIT Delhi skm@iitd.ac.in Climate Change & Global Warming, Climate Modeling & Climate Engineering, Climate Projection & Climate Prediction, Climate Change Impact Assessments
4 A Rana Associate Professor National Institute for Environmental Studies ashish.rana@nies.go.jp Climate change policy
5 P.K. Joshi Professor JNU pkjoshi@mail.jnu.ac.in Climate change, ecological studies, Landscape and vegetation analysis
6 Renu Singh Sr. Scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute renusingh_env@iari.res.in Climate change and biofuels
7 Manish Kumar Goyal Assistant Professor IIT Guwahati mkgoyal@iitg.ernet.in Climate change, Data Mining
8 Yogendra Shastri Associate Professor IIT Bombay yshastri@iitb.ac.in Climate Change, Green Engineering, Pollution, Renewable Resources, Modelling Optimisation Process Control
9 Chandra Venkataraman Professor IIT Bombay chandra@che.iitb.ac.in Climate Change, Pollution, Renewable Resources, Drug Delivery, Nano-composites, Nanoparticles, Surface Science, Aerosols
10 Gopikrishna Bollapragada Scientist B Central Water and Power Research Station director@cwprs.gov.in climate change, coastal processesnumerical modelling
11 Sandeep Sahany Assistant Professor IIT Delhi ssahany@cas.iitd.ac.in Climate Model Validation and Development, Observational analysis and Modeling of Clouds and Precipitation, Physical Climate Change Assessment, Downstream Impact Assessment due to Climate Change, Dynamical Downscaling
12 Venkatraman Srinivasan Assistant Professor IIT Madras venkatraman@iitm.ac.in Eco-hydrological modeling, Climate change, Food and water security, Groundwater modeling
13 Jitendra Pandey Professor Banaras Hindu University jiten_pandey@rediffmail.com Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Water Resources, Trans-Boundary Carbon Linkages and Climate Change, River Ecology.
14 Arti Bhatia Principal Scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute ab_ensc@iari.res.in ab_ensc@rediffmail.com
15 S.D. Singh Professor Indian Agricultural Research Institute sdsingh16b@yahoo.in sdsingh@iari.res.in Production ecology, climate change
16 R. P. Rastogi Scientist-B Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change rp.rastogi@gov.in Renewable Energy, Bio-Diversity

List of NGOs working in the field of environment and climate change

S.No. Name of the Organization Address Contact Details Focused Area
1 International Institute of Health and Hygiene (IIHH) G-14, 1st. Floor, Mandir Marg, Mahavir Enclave, Palam-Dabri Road New Delhi - 110045 Email: iihh2011@yahoo.com, info@iihh.org, envis@iihh.org Website: www.iihh.org, www.sulabhenvis.nic.in Health and Hygiene
2 The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, INDIA Website: http://www.teriin.org/ Energy and Resources
3 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Parivesh Bhawan, CBD-cum-Office Complex East Arjun Nagar, DELHI - 110 032, INDIA Email: ccb.cpcb@nic.in , akmehta@nic.in Website: http://cpcb.nic.in/ Water and Air pollution
4 Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) S-25 Panchsheel Park New Delhi 110017, India E-mail: wpsi@vsnl.com Website: www.wpsi-india.org Illegal Wildlife Trade
5 World Wide Fund (WWF-India) 172 B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi- 110003 Website: http://www.wwfindia.org/ Natural Environment
6 Indian Environmental Society (IES) U – 112, Vidhata House (3rd Floor) Vikas Marg, Shakarpur Delhi – 110092 Email: iesindia@gmail.com , deshbandhu@iesglobal.org Website: http://iesglobal.org/ http://iesenvis.nic.in/ Environmental Education, Biodiversity Conservation, Solid-waste management
7 Centre for Media Studies (CMS) RESEARCH HOUSE, 34-B, Saket Community Centre, New Delhi 110 017 Email: info@cmsindia.org Website: http://cmsindia.org/ Environment and Media
8 G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, INDIA Email : psdir@gbpihed.nic.in Website: http://gbpihed.gov.in/ Conservation of Natural resources and Environmentally sound Development
9 Centre For Environmental Studies (CES) Plot No.- N-1 / 247, IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar – 15 E-Mail: ori@envis.nic.in cesorissa@rediffmail.com Website: www.orienvis.nic.in www.cesorissa.org Environmental Studies
10 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi-110062, India Email: cse@cseindia.org Website: http://www.cseindia.org/ Air pollution, Water management, Renewable resources, Climate change
11 C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) The C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation No.1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai Tamilnadu, India. Email: cpreec@gmail.com, cpreec@vsnl.com , cpreec@cpreec.org. Website: http://cpreec.org/ Environmental Education
12 Environics Trust Khasra No.177, Shokeen Market, Neb Sarai, Main IGNOU Road New Delhi- 110068 INDIA Email: environics@gmail.com Website: http://www.environicsindia.in/en/ Participatory research on Environmental and Community based issues
13 Development Alternatives (DA) B-32, Tara Crescent, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi -110016. India. Email: mail@devalt.org Website: www.devalt.org Environmentally sound development
14 Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Country code: +91 City code for ICFRE Hq. at Dehra Dun: 135 Email: ashwanikumar@icfre.org , dg@icfre.org Website: http://www.icfre.org/ Forest based research and also on global issues like climate change, conservation of biological diversity etc.
15 Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation Capital Court, 104 B/2, 4th Floor Munirka Phase -III, New Delhi 110067 Email: aditi@shaktifoundation.in Website: http://shaktifoundation.in/ Sustainable Energy
16 Kalpavriksh Pune Office: Flat no 5, 2nd Floor, Shri Dutta Krupa, 908, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004, Maharashtra India Pune Office Email: kalpavriksh.info@gmail.com Delhi Office Email: kalpavriksh.delhi@gmail.com Website: http://kalpavriksh.org/ Ecological sustainability
17 Friends of River Narmada Narmada-Ashish, Off Kasravad Road, Navalpura, Badwani, Madhya Pradesh - 451551. Email: nba.badwani@gmail.com Website http://www.narmada.org/ To save Narmada River from construction of mega dams.
18 Orissa Environmental Society ND-4, VIP Area, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India)- 751015 Email: oesbbsr@gmail.com Website: http://www.orissaenvironment.com/ Protection and conservation of environment and natural resources
19 VATAVARAN NA Email: info@vatavaran.org Website: http://vatavaran.org/ Reduce, remove and recycling of waste and welfare of animals and people