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 Manjappaicampaign 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.