Ahead of the UNFCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 later this year, the Prime Minister’s Office has asked Ministries related to climate change to publicly demonstrate the technologies adopted by them to mitigate the effects of climate change.
The PMO has asked the ministries concerned to visibly demonstrate — through the media — the initiatives taken for reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions ahead of the conference in which the participating countries are expected to reach an international pact to tackle climate change by 2050. At Paris, heads of States are expected to agree on a post-2020 plan that will guide future actions.
For India, projected climate change scenarios forecast consistent warming trend with temperature increase ranging from 1.5 to 4.3°C. Warming, temperature extremes and strong variability in rainfall are likely to impact food and livelihood security of the burgeoning population in India which is dependent on agriculture, says ICARDeputy Director-General (Natural Resource Management) Alok K. Sikka.
Speaking to The Hindu Dr. Sikka said India’s strategy in agriculture would be on adaptation to changes in the climate rather than mitigation. “We cannot compromise on agricultural production and productivity. Therefore we are concentrating on climate smart practices to make our agriculture resilient to climate change.”