Delhi submits its climate change action plan after 8 years
- Delhi is the last state to come up with a State Climate Change Action Plan (SAPCC), under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
- The union government had formulated the NAPCC in 2009 and called upon the states to prepare their own specific plans.
- Lack of coordination and flow of information among the departments were the primary reasons behind the delay in formulating the plan
- The action plan focuses on six vulnerable areas, including energy, transport and urban development which could be affected the most.
- Targets for mitigation and adaptation have also been set for various departments till 2030.
- The SAPCC is, however, different from the Delhi Climate Change Agenda, which was prepared in 2009 in the wake of Commonwealth Games in 2010.
- The plan doesn’t have the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which were decided upon in the Paris meet in 2015.