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How to use this book 1 . This is a draft mission document in the " Nationwide Mission for any Green India (or Green India Objective – GIM)” for public discussion and feedback. 2 . It is also sold at the website, (http://moef.nic.in/downloads/publicinformation/green-india-mission.pdf). You may send out your opinions to [email protected] org. 3. All engaging stakeholder groups are wanted to write their particular collated feedback and responses in the space provided available and go back the copy to CEE staff for respective Assessment venues. I implore you to write the brands and info of individuals from your group, on the page provided. 4. Incase you provide responses on a distinct sheet/email please refer to section numbers which you are commenting. your five. CEE will consolidate all comments received, and post to the Ministry of Environment and Woodlands for finalization.

NATIONAL MISSION FOR A GREEN INDIA

DRAFT MISSION DOC VERSION 1 . 0 24TH MAY, 2010

This Draft Mission Record has been well prepared as a basis for dialogue and reviews from most stakeholders. The Mission file will be finalized after a series of public consultations across the country. All of us welcome opinions on this document by email. Kindly give your remarks to: [email protected] org

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A. Background The National Objective for a Green India, among the eight Tasks under the Nationwide Action Plan about Climate Alter (NAPCC), recognizes that weather change trends will really affect and alter the syndication, type and quality of natural assets of the nation and the connected livelihoods from the people. The Mission (henceforth referred to as GIM) acknowledges the influences the fact that forestry sector has on environmental amelioration through climate minimization, food reliability, water protection, biodiversity preservation and livelihood security of forest dependant communities. GIM puts the " greening” in the circumstance of weather change variation and minimization meant to improve ecosystem services like co2 sequestration and storage (in forests and also other ecosystems), hydrological services and biodiversity; along with provisioning services like fuel, hitch, small timber and NTFPs. The Quest aims at handling climate alter by: t enhancing co2 sinks in sustainably managed forests and also other ecosystems; t enhancing

the resilience and ability of vulnerable species/ecosystems to adjust to the changing climate; and

l enabling adaptation of forest dependant local communities in the face of weather variability.

N. Mission Targets The goals of the quest are three-fold: l Double

the area to be taken up for reboisement /eco-restoration in India in the next 10 years, taking total area to be afforested or eco-restored to 20 , 000, 000 ha. (i. e., 15 million ha of additional forest/non forest location to be treated by the Mission, in addition to the twelve million anordna which is probably be treated by simply Forest Department and other firms through other interventions).

m Increase

the GHG removals by India's forests to six. 35% of India's twelve-monthly total GHG emissions by the year 2020 (an maximize of 1. five per cent over what would be inside the absence of the Mission). This could require a rise in above and below floor biomass in 10 mil ha of forests/ecosystems, resulting in increased carbon dioxide sequestration of 43 million tons CO2-e annually1.

m Enhance

the resilience of forests/ecosystems staying treated under the Mission – enhance infiltration, groundwater charge, stream and spring...