Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change reconstituted

Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change reconstituted

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reconstituted and revived the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change to counter the impact of climate change.

The 18-member panel is headed by PM Narendra Modi and includes RK Pachauri, Nitin Desai.

The panel comprises eight ministers, including External Affairs and Finance, who will work to evolve a coordinated response to issues relating to climate change at national level.

The Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change was formed in 2007 and has not met in the last three years. The last meeting was held in February 2011. The Government of India had launched eight missions as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in specific areas.

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