Delhi has put forward its current plan for fighting climate change to the centre by 2019 but this has “remained mostly on paper and could not be implemented properly” said a senior official at the environmental agency.

The centre, which created the National Plan for Climate Change in 2009, urged states to draw up their own specific plans to address climate change.

But Delhi has set out its plan to tackle climate change in 2019, making it the last state to do so.

‘The plan could not be implemented and it expired in 2020. Now, we are due a new plan,’ the official quoted as saying.

The Action Plan will identify activities leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions, and will establish the departments responsible for these activities.

It is considered likely that the new plan will involve a German agency as a partner.

The Environment Ministry has asked the Union’s Environment Ministry to release €20 million (£5.6 million) to draw up the plan.

All extreme weather events of the past 10 years will be examined in order to set up a broad plan that will focus on air pollution, emissions of greenhouse gases, renewable energies, transportation issues, air conditioning, heat islands, agricultural patterns, etc., the official announced.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is an Indian government ministry. The ministry portfolio is currently held by Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, (wikipedia)

National Mission for Enhanced Efficiency

National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan for Climate Change. (wikipedia)

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New Delhi

New Delhi , Hindi: Naī Dillī) is the capital of India and an administrative district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. (wikipedia)