Centre mulls action plan for climate change

Written by Economy Bureau | Hyderabad, May 30 | Updated: May 31 2008, 06:45am hrs
Envisaging a balanced economic growth with reduced emissions, the Union government is now planning to come out with a 'national action plan (NAP) for climate change', according to Shyam Saran, Prime Minister's special envoy for climate change. The proposed NAP is expected to be announced in the second week of June 2008, he told at the Indian School of Business (ISB) here while delivering a lecture on 'tackling climate change: an Indian perspective.

"NAP will contain mechanisms for implementation of various policy measures, but for Indian business, it is important to know that we envisage a key role for the private sector and would welcome public-private-partnerships to achieve the objectives," Saran said. He further said that the action plan will have incentives and disincentives to energy incentives sectors like cement, steel, paper etc.

Saran further said that the proposed plan document will have focused approach to increase the solar energy generation offering incentive systems besides pooling of the intellectual and financial resources.

Accordingly, the plan envisages using of the solar energy commercially in the next 10 to 15 years time frame.