Briefing Note on the Climate Science of Madhya Pradesh
The Climate Science of Madhya Pradesh is a part of Madhya Pradesh State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), which is a joint initiative of the Climate Change Cell, Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation (EPCO) and Housing & Environment Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
The Climate Science briefing note not only States that climate change is taking place, but also adds that its cause is mostly down to human activity. The note also provides responses to the challenges that will ensue. Global and regional climate models, project the likely scenarios for the coming decades and century. They are an essential tool for governments to use in climate change vulnerability assessments and inform targeted mitigation and adaptation strategies.
The note outlines the strategies required to strengthen development planning and build a more climate-resilient State. It aims to promote the integration of appropriate adaptation/mitigation strategies into the State’s development policies and programmes. It is based on secondary data and promotes ‘no regret’ measures.
The document is an output of a project funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands for the benefit of developing countries.