UNDP in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is implementing a project on “Strengthening State Strategies for climate Action’’ in 3 States (Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttarakhand) with an overall goal to integrate climate change actions into sub national planning, benefitting local communities in India.This goal is to be achieved by strengthening capacities of state level departments and relevant institutions to plan and undertake specific interventions in climate sensitive sectors impacting large sections of vulnerable communities in these states.
The outcomes of the project area.
a. Capabilities of state authorities to implement SAPCCs enhanced.
b. SAPCCs operationalized in Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Uttarakhand.
c. Experiences and approach of the project gained national and international visibility. The SDC - UNDP partnership aims to assist the State Nodal Agency and the sectoral departments in the implementation of the SAPCC with focus on the identified priority sectors (water, energy, disaster and forests). The major interventions in these sectors will be mobilization of appropriate expertise, capacity building of resource persons/institutions, facilitation of implementation of strategies and knowledge sharing. The project is primarily geared towards creating a model for the implementation of the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) at the state level. In Uttarakhand, the focus is on the water, forest, disaster and energy sectors and the project will look at strengthening strategies in each of these sectors.