Workshop on Building Climate Resilience & Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the State of Uttar Pradesh

When climate agreement was reached in Paris in last December with an aim to limit climate change, at ground level it necessitated enhanced action. National action plan and state action plan prepared at sub-national level have never been so relevant than now to build resilient society. Concrete planning and follow up action is paramount to achieve the goals in the action plan. Uttar Pradesh, being most populous and one of the vulnerable state in the country, must take a relook at the state plans in context of integration of disaster risk reduction, adaptation and loss and damage. The state administration needs be capacitated to recognise and to undertake appropriate measures to ameliorate climate impacts.

In this context, Government of Uttar Pradesh, PGVS and Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) organized a workshop 29th Feb and 01st March 2016 to support framing of ‘implementation plans’ of SAPCC and also discuss the means to address loss and damage impacts of vulnerable sectors like agriculture. The workshop is organised in collaboration with Directorate of Environment U.P., Poorvanchal Gramin Vikas Sansthan (PGVS), Oxfam India, Development Alternatives, Christian Aid, UNICEF, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Planning, Rural Development, Education, Irrigation, Agriculture, Health departments of state government.