Green India Mission

The National Mission for a Green India, as one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people. The Mission (henceforth referred to as GIM) acknowledges the influences that the forestry sector has on environmental amelioration through climate mitigation, food security, water security, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security of forest dependent communities.

IGIM puts the “greening” in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation meant to enhance ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and storage (in forests and other ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, fodder, small timber and NTFPs.

 

The Mission aims at addressing climate change by:

  • enhancing carbon sinks in sustainably managed forests and other ecosystems;
  • enhancing the resilience and ability of vulnerable species/ecosystems to adapt to the changing climate; and
  • enabling adaptation of forest dependant local communities in the face of climatic variability.