To bring awareness on climate change into sectoral planning process, as well as enhance knowledge on climate issues, the Environment Protection Training Research Institute (EPTRI) launched capacity-building programmes on climate change adaptation in Telangana under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)-GIZ bilateral technical programme.
Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi inaugurated the programme attended by several top officials of the government here on Tuesday. The objective is to strengthen the capacities of key stakeholders—government officials at the State and district level, NGOs and PRI members—about climate change concerns.
EPTRI DG B. Kalyan Chakravarthy said through training and capacity-building, the officials of various departments would be made more responsive towards changes to be brought about for climate adaptation. He also spoke of the institute’s work in Mahabubnagar district with funding from the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC), green skills, new technologies for water treatment, improving efficiency of diesel and petrol, etc. A round table discussion was also held on the occasion.
Another plan to implement climate smart agriculture with block-level analysis was also presented by ICRISAT, a press release said.