Climate Smart District Disaster Management Plan as Effective Tool for Implementing State Action Plan on Climate Change

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Overview

A systemic review of State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) of three project states in India, viz., Uttarakhand (Hilly, multi-hazard), Odisha (Coastal, multi-hazard) and Uttar Pradesh (Riverine, Flood & Multi-Hazard), envisaging variation in terms of their strategic approach and content given the diversity in their socio-economic, environmental and development contexts, has been carried out. It looked at the extent to which the provisions of the SAPCCs can be implemented at district, sub-district or local level (municipal, Panchayat/village by utilizing the framework of the Climate-Smart District level Disaster Management Plan (DDMP), district?s departmental plans, and the issues of readiness for their implementation through ground action. An innovative exercise of ?Qualitative Coding System? has been undertaken to showcase the effectiveness of Climate Smart DDMP in implementing SAPCC. Keywords: Disaster Risk Reduction/Hazard Management; Hazard Management and Urban Planning; Monitoring and Evaluation; Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation

Authors: Anil K. Gupta, Sakshi Katyal, Shashikant Chopde, Dilip Singh, Amit Kumar, Shiraz A. Wajih

Citation: Gupta, A.K., Katyal, S., Chopde, S., Wajih, S.A., and Kumar, A. (2016). Climate-Smart District Disaster Management Plan as Effective Tool for Implementing State Action Plan on Climate Change: Lessons from three states in India. Pol- icy Brief. GEAG India and ISET Colorado USA (India Of ce), published under project supported by CDKN.

Funded by: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

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