Amaravati, November 23 – The state government on Tuesday issued orders to create a climate change cell in the Environment, Forest, Science and Technology (EFS&T) department as part of its green initiative. According to GO, the cell will address climate change issues through an ecosystem-based approach. (EbA) is in line with India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change and paves the way to address the global challenge of climate change. Capacity building for climate change actions (mitigation and adaptation), through better climate change governance and climate science, policies and services connecting people are very important in the current context to make AP a climate resilient state.
SAIL is said to be focusing on climate change mitigation and protecting vulnerable sections of the society through an inclusive and sustainable development strategy that also enhances ecological sustainability. Ongoing schemes in the EFS&T department – Green Climate Fund (GCF), Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) – will be transferred to be implemented and monitored through the cell as part of the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan. Welcoming the move, environmentalists said it is more urgent than ever to scale up climate action at home. JV Ratnam, founder and secretary of Green Climate, said such actions give hope.
In addition, several intergovernmental panels on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have reported in the past that since climate change is bound to affect the oceans, coastal cities will also be affected. Andhra Pradesh has a coastline of 974 kilometers in the entire coastal region. Visakhapatnam has been mentioned by scientists in the IPCC report as one of the six cities that are potentially vulnerable to coastal flooding if there is a 50 cm rise in sea level as a result of global warming. Ratnam said the evidence also suggests that the Bay of Bengal is experiencing long-term warming. Changes in sea water temperature and sea level rise. This affects the productivity of the marine ecosystem, and the changing climatic conditions do not support year-round fishing in Srikakulam, which is prompting fishermen to migrate, he said with the climate change cell in place. Looking forward to reducing the action.
Andhra Pradesh- Government sets up cell to deal with climate change
Story first published: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 20:57 [IST]