India’s Eleventh Five Years Plan (EFYP) is the first plan that takes note of climate change in an independent vein. Environmental sustainability is addressed in the Eleventh Plan under different sections but not in a comprehensive, focused manner and is not analyzed from the climate lens. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and the Indian Institute of Science have been undertaking research in areas of climate change. The first guiding principle of the NAPCC is to protect ‘the poor and vulnerable sections of society through an inclusive and sustainable development strategy, sensitive to climate change’.
Climate change is set to impact India’s economy, polity and society in deep and different ways. India’s economy is impacted because India is still an agriculture-based economy and primarily dependent on fossil fuel consumption. The impact of climate change on health will lower productivity and potential productivity of those who are under-or mal-nourished, primarily the excluded group like poor dalits, adivasis minorities and women. Climate change impacts India’s polity, as Centre-State relations determine the failure or success of India’s mitigation and adaptation endeavors. Climate change impacts society as the poorest and the socially marginalized people are the most vulnerable to the impacts and have the least wherewithal to cope with the changes.
CCBOS make a community for Climate change. This community will promote energy saving devises , clean air initiatives on polluting vehicles and industries. Ours community aim to supply electricity to all areas including villages and hamlets. The community start Crop improvement programme including development of arid-land crops, pest management and capacity building of extension workers and CVOs on vulnerability reduction practices. The community work for Drought proofing to improve the socio-economic conditions of the resource poor and disadvantaged sections of society. CCBOS work Water harvesting programmes and watershed development. CCBOS construct of coastal protection infrastructure such as mangroves and building cyclone shelters. CCBOS community guide to Risk financing including crop insurance scheme which supports farmers against climate risks as well as guide to Credit Support Mechanism for crop failure due to climate variability. The community provide emergency medical relief and training of medical staff. Our community work for disasters and relief and response to those affected by disasters. CCBOS make an independent and representative body to guide and monitor government policies. It will develop regulations and standards, upgrade the facilities and enforce the compliance. The community will act as environmental watchdogs and to monitor the environmental situation in the area.