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National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC)

About National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change (NMSKCC)

  • Launch: It is one of the eight national missions that form the core of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), which was launched in 2008.
  • Implementing agency: The Department of Science and Technology.
  • Goal: It seeks to build a vibrant and dynamic knowledge system that would inform and support national action for responding effectively to the objective of ecologically sustainable development.
  • Key objectives of the mission:
    • Creation of knowledge networks to promote climate science research
    • Creation of international technology monitoring organizations to conduct studies on the sustainable technologies
    • Research and development on how climate change affects key socioeconomic areas like agriculture, health, natural ecosystems, biodiversity, coastal zones, etc.
    • To create and develop the conceptual knowledge necessary to define sustainable development pathways in the context of responsible climate change-related actions
    • To strengthen indigenous capacity for the development of technologies for coping with climate change
    • Building institutional capability and human resources related to climate science
    • To form alliances and collaborations through international and bilateral S&T cooperation agreements in climate change research and technology development.

  • The National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change should ideally serve as Support mission for generating and providing strategic knowledge to all other 7 national missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).


The other Seven National Missions under the NAPCC

Mission Implementing agency Objective
National Solar Mission Ministry of New and Renewable Energy To establish India as a global leader in solar energy, by creating the policy conditions for its diffusion across the country as quickly as possible.
National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency Ministry of Power To strengthen the market for energy efficiency through implementation of innovative business models in the energy efficiency sector.
National Mission on Sustainable Habitat Ministry of Urban Development Promoting low-carbon urban growth towards reducing GHG emissions intensity for achieving India’s NDCs and building resilience of cities to climate change impacts.
National Water Mission Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and within States through integrated water resources development and management
National Mission for Green India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s forest cover and responding to Climate Change
National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem Department of Science and Technology To expand a sustainable national capacity to regularly monitor the health of the Himalayan Ecosystem, support policy-making bodies in their work, and help States in the Indian Himalayan Region carry out the actions chosen for sustainable development.
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture To make agriculture more productive, sustainable, remunerative and climate resilient by promoting location specific Integrated/Composite Farming Systems.


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