In the next two decades, the Climate Change Management Mission-2047 plan outlines targets for water conservation, habitat management, agriculture, forest management, energy, health, transportation, waste management, and disaster management.
“The goals envision to attain climate regulation, increased carbon sinks and reduced CO2 emissions, increased green cover, ecosystem restoration, germplasm conservation, improved livelihood and opportunities, improved health sector, water security, better exposure of climate change to local communities and eco-tourism and revenue generation,” a release from the chief minister’s office said.
Arunachal Pradesh’s role in dealing with climate change and global warming
Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Pema Khandu, stated that because the state is located in the Himalayas and has one of the biggest forest covers of all states, it plays a significant role in combating climate change and global warming.
“Human activities have increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting glaciers are being witnessed, which are a threat to all forms of life on earth. We can’t sit idle on it,” the release quoted Khandu as saying.
According to data, the annual mean temperature in Arunachal has risen by 0.05 degrees Celsius per year for the previous 40 years, for a total increase of 0.59 degrees Celsius.
“Further, during the period from 1980 to 2019, a significant decreasing trend in southwest monsoon rainfall and also in annual rainfall has been observed, along with an increase in dry spells and decrease in rainy days,” the release stated.
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Meeting scheduled for discussing climate change
Khandu stated that the upcoming cabinet meeting on Thursday will solely focus on climate change, and he asked the forest and environment department to present a thorough goal plan.