Acclimatise supported CDKN India in working with the government of Uttarakhand to deliver a state-level climate change vulnerability and risk assessment (VRA), intended to support the delivery of the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC). Acclimatise’s primary role was to ensure that the scientific knowledge resulting from the VRA linked to the implementation of the SAPCC and facilitated decision-making in the state. Our team worked with a range of stakeholders including the state government, scientists, community-level organisations, research institutions and the private sector to build awareness and assess capacity for planning adaptation action. This led to the creation of the “Agenda for Climate Action”, a set of policy briefs that enable the results of the VRA to guide climate resilient decision making in Uttarakhand, taking into account international, national and state-level priorities, as well as evidence at the community level.
With the establishment of a scientific evidence base for sectoral planning, the creation of a State Centre for Climate Change and an executive-level decision to allocate up to 1% of sectoral budgets to climate action, Uttarakhand is currently at the stage where decision makers are keen to move toward the prioritisation and implementation of its climate plan, while building capacity for mainstreaming in all sectors. In light of this, our team developed step-by-step guidance tailored to Uttarakhand on how to use a co-benefits approach at the sectoral level and programme level to implement policies that offer development and climate benefits.
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