The Delhi government has set January 22, next year, as the deadline to submit its new state action plan to combat climate change to the union environment ministry. The plan is in the initial stages at present while meetings with stakeholder departments are yet to begin in the second week of December. The plan will set targets to be achieved under various heads from 2022 to 2030, senior officials in the environment department said.
According to senior officials, the new state action plan for climate change (SAPCC) will focus on six to seven major sectors – energy/power, water resources, transport, forest and biodiversity, urban planning, health and agriculture.
“We have already held the first round of workshop to discuss the layout of the plan. We plan to hold meetings with at least 40 departments all over, which constitute the major stakeholders, including those from the state, central government and private entities such as power discoms, among others. There will be a series of discussions to devise a strategy and the action plan,” said a senior official.
It will start with departmental level consultations for data collection, followed by state and climate profile such as change in average temperatures and precipitation.