National Mission for a Green India

Authors:
Ministry of Environment and Forests

Publication Date:
2010

Abstract/Summary:
The National Mission for a Green India, as one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural biological resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people. Mission for a Green India (henceforth referred to as Mission) acknowledges the influences that the forestry sector has on environmental amelioration though climate mitigation, food security, water security, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security of forest-dependent communities. GIM puts “greening” in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Greening is meant to enhance ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; as well as other provisioning services such as fuel, fodder, small timber and non-timber forest products (NTFPs).

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    Government of India

    Link:
    http://www.envfor.nic.in/major-initiatives/national-mission-green-india-gim