IMD joins hands to accelerate climate actions
GS Paper - 3 (Environment)
After the cabinet approval of the country’s updated ‘climate action plans’ - called Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the India Meteorological Department (IMD), government of Japan, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new initiative to accelerate climate action and climate-resilient development in 10 states/UT across the country.
- Projects worth $ 5.16 million will leverage the NDC to achieve net-zero emissions, climate-resilient development, and post-COVID green recovery in India in partnership with the ministry of new and renewable energy.
- The project will be rolled out in Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh in the current financial year.
- Under the initiative supported by Japan in terms of extending grant to UNDP India, all the agencies will jointly deploy clean energy infrastructure and low-emission technologies in key sectors including transport, health, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and agriculture.
- This includes solarizing 150 healthcare facilities, 20 micro-enterprises, and installing 85 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations and 30 solar cold storage systems across the 10 states/UT.