Supporting the institutionalisation and practical implementation of climate research capacities
As of: October 2021
The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is planning to establish a National Institute for Climate Change Studies and Action (NICCSA) to improve climate change cooperation between science, policies and actual practice. In the run-up to the founding of the institute, the project will support the MoEFCC in institutionalising and practically implementing climate research knowledge and competencies. Its future tasks will be distributed among various academic institutions (where required) and coordinated by an ICCC Secretariat (Institutionalisation of Capacities on Climate Change Studies and Action) which is supported by the project. The project succeeded in teaming up with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as an international knowledge partner, which will conduct together with Indian academic institutions studies on current issues of climate science and policy in India.
State of implementation/results
- In close cooperation with MoEFCC, the project has developed a knowledge platform on climate change that has been inaugurated by environment minister Prakash Javadekar in November 2020. The portal offers the Indian public information on India´s climate profile and actions regarding mitigation, adaptation, cooperation projects, results from the climate summit COP, etc. under cckpindia.nic.in .
- The project developed a database on national and international climate change institutions which soon is to be published on the knowledge platform cckpindia.nic.in . The study "Institutional Mechanisms for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing" explores options for networking among all institutions at national and state levels: Climate Change Nodal Agencies; Climate Knowledge Centres; Centres of Excellence on Climate Change.
- The project has prepared an "Analysis to Assess the Capacity Needs of the Climate Change Division of the MoEFCC to Meet the Post-2020 Requirements of the Paris Agreement" on behalf of the Ministry.
- On behalf of the MoEFCC, the project analysed climate change institutions in China, South Africa, the UK, Germany, Brazil and Mexico to identify options for the proposed Indian National Institute on Climate Change.
- The development of a Green House Gas footprint App GREEN GOOD DEEDS was supported by the project. With this, MoEFCC aims to motivate citizens to record their carbon footprint and reduce it in their daily lives.
- Solid Waste - Appropriate Technologies Tool: The tool aims to support urban planners, policy makers, private sector representatives and NGOs for sustainable solutions for municipal solid waste management.
- An online seminar is planned with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on the topic of "Challenges of climate change and transformation".
- The project plans online training for state-level officials on climate modelling and climate risk assessment.