Urgent need to reorient state action plan on climate change: Rebia

NEW DELHI, Jun 6: Arunachal Pradesh Environment & Forests Minister Nabam Rebia said there is an urgent need to reorient the State Action Plan on Climate Change to facilitate achievement of the country’s targets for post-2020.
He said this during the conference of state environment ministers held here from 4 to 5 June. Besides the ministers, state environment principal secretaries/secretaries, chairpersons of state pollution control boards, NGO representatives, and other central and state government officers participated in the conference.
Rebia, along with Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board Chairman Techi Tagi Tara, Principal Secretary & PCCF (HoFF) Omkar Singh, and CCF (Environment & Climate Change) AK Shukla represented the state.
“There should be focus to integrate and mainstream climate change concerns in respective sectors, rather than as a tool for seeking finance to formulate multi-state (regional), innovative, and transformative project for smooth and faster access to climate finance,” Rebia said.
Earlier, senior officers of the union environment, forests & climate change ministry spoke on topics like climate change, the National Clean Air Programme, environment impact assessment, and ‘waste to wealth’.
Rebia and his team also attended the plenary session of the conference at Vigyan Bhavan on 5 June.