The Tamil Nadu government has established District Climate Change Missions in all 38 districts.
The missions will be headed by the Collectors as Mission Directors.
The District Forest Officers will function as Climate Officers.
How will it work?
The Collectors will have to prepare district-level climate change mitigation and adaptation plans, build capacity and provide inputs for low-carbon, climate-resilient development plans.
Another key deliverable is strengthening the ‘Meendum Manjappai‘ campaign against the use of single-use plastics. The Collectors will also work towards strengthening Climate Smart Villages and creating bio-shields in coastal areas.
The government has initially sanctioned ₹3.80 crore for 38 district missions which will function under the supervision of the Tamil Nadu Climate Change Mission.
The missions will help strengthen the government’s climate response at the grassroots.
The missions will create strong policy support across all sectors of governance, devise strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bench-mark industries to move towards green manufacturing.
They will also promote eco-friendly technologies, such as solar and wind energy technologies, biodegradable packaging and e-vehicles.