Gujarat to address climate change issues

Indo Asian News Service

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government has partnered with an NGO to address climate change through integrated strategies and action plan, an official said Friday.

"Chief Minister Narendra Modi signed a memorandum of understanding for three years with the Climate Group, which works on climate issues, during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013," the official said.

"Under the programme, a full-fledged Climate Change Department (CCD) will be established. It will be responsible for developing biomass based and other renewable energy sources, coastal adaption, combating desertification and capacity-building measures," said officer.

The Climate Group helps governments and businesses work on a clean climate. It worked with government and business leaders for the trial of low-carbon LED lighting in West Bengal and facilitated the UK-India Business Leaders Climate Group.