Sikkim State Climate Change Cell
Established under National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem ( NMSHE)
Sikkim State Climate Change Cell is established in October 2014 under Sikkim State Council of Science and Technology, an autonomous organisation of Department of Science and Technology, Government of Sikkim. The Cell is established under National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Eco-system (NMSHE), one of the missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change, supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
MAJOR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Broadly the major goals and objectives to be achieved are:
1. Vulnerability and Risk Assessment at Gram Panchayat Unit (GPU) and ward level: The state has total number of 178 GPUs and 1001 Wards in the four district of Sikkim. Vulnerability and risk assessment provides level of climate change vulnerability within Wards/GPUs to prioritize the adaptation measures.
2. Institutional Capacity building to attain the capability to handle climate change programs and to find the solutions to address the problem of climate change in the state. Also, to carry out Research and Development activities for data base generation as per the SAPCC and NMSHE requirements.
3. Training programmes for stakeholders including Government officials, researchers, community based organizations, media etc in the state to work for the minimizing the effect of climate change in the state and to achieve the sustainable development.
4. Involving masses to work for minimizing the impact of climate Change through awareness programme.
Shri. D.G Shrestha
Phone No: 03592280024