New Delhi: India was "positive" and "proactive" in its approach to climate change negotiations that were concluded in Lima last week, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.
Unveiling a publication on climate change adaptation, he said in view of India's insistence in Lima on promoting adaptability as a measure to combat the global scourge, the publication was "timely" as it focuses on best practices to adapt to climate change in the country.
A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) publication, "Rising to the Call: Good practices of climate change adaptation in India" is a collection of case studies on climate variability that indicate the effects of climate change across India.
CSE's deputy director general and the lead author of the book, Chandra Bhushan said: "Climate change has begun to hurt India. Weather extremes such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones and wildfires have intensified in the recent past."
The publication also discusses the local response to extreme weather trends while highlighting the best practices that people undertake to adapt to climate variability.
As clean and healthy environment means serious business to the Narendra Modi government, Javadekar said the government is passionate about climate change and has earmarked Rs. 100 crore to kick start India's adaptation plan.