On the World Environment Day on Saturday, the Gujarat government unveiled its ‘State Action Plan on Climate Change’ with the aim to build a sustainable and climate-resilient future. Coordinated climate adaption and mitigation planning is envisaged by 2030.
Announcing the plan in Gandhinagar, chief minister Vijay Rupani said that Gujarat had become the first state in the country to implement a long-term action programme to address the challenges of climate change.
The plan, prepared by the state’s climate change department in collaboration with experts from IIM-A and IIT-Gn, covers aspects such as renewable energy, energy conservation, forestry, coastal areas, tribal areas, animal husbandry, agriculture, and health.
The state’s action plan aims to build a sustainable and climate-resilient future for its people in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, a government statement said.
The plan has thematic groups representing the key priorities for Gujarat such as agriculture, water, health, forests and biodiversity, sea-level rise and coastal infrastructure