Nagaland State Action Plan on Climate Change
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and GIZ India, the German Technical Aid agency, provided the financial resources and support by appointing International Resources Group Systems South Asia Pvt. Ltd (IRGSA), who helped in sensitizing the officers, doing the initial field visits and analyzing the government programmes and policies. The Nagaland SAPCC recognizes that the currently available evidence base, vis-à-vis climate change and its impacts on the State, its economy, and its various sectors and communities, is very limited. On this front, the Nagaland SAPCC seeks to fulfill the following outcomes (which are linked to the overall Knowledge Management Strategy under the Nagaland SAPCC):
Development of detailed climate vulnerability and risk analyses covering all districts, as well as specific analyses pertaining each of the sectors addressed in the Nagaland SAPCC
Improved scientific evidence base and coordination mechanisms between scientific research and academic institutions (including both national and state level agencies) for building scientific data and evidence base for the State
Collation of available scientific information and data on climate change pertaining to the State
Documentation (on an on-going basis) of people’s perceptions on community change and its impacts and (wherever appropriate) establish if these have scientific basis and validity.