It is crucial to make the position of the government on Climate Change and the environmental problems in the Himalayas accessible. This helps discern, to a large extent, (a) how the government understands these complex problems at present, and (b) where are these questions coming from.

 

In this section, we share disclosures made by the Government of India in the Lower and Upper Houses of the Indian Parliament relevant to the Himalayan region. These disclosures were made in response to questions raised by Members of Parliament in sessions beginning January 1st, 2021, and in the form of parliamentary reports. Questions were selected on the basis of reflection of words 'Climate Change' and 'Himalaya' in their titles on the official websites of the lower and upper houses of the Parliament (using the filters 'all words' + 'title'). 

(Last updated: 9th April, 2022)

On Climate Change 

Lok Sabha (Lower House) 

Impact of Climate Change on Disabled/Old People (4th April, 2022),

 

Combating the Climate crisis (4th April, 2022),


Impact of Climate Change and Globalization (28th March, 2022), 

National Action Plan on Climate Change (28th March, 2022),

Crop Loss due to Climate Change and wild animals (22nd March, 2022),

 

National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (21st March, 2022),

 

IPCC Report on Climate Change (21st March, 2022),

 

Protection of farmers against Climate Change (15th March, 2022),

 

National Action Plan on Climate Change (14th March, 2022), 

 

Glasgow Declaration on Climate Change (14th March, 2022), 

 

Effects of Climate Change (14th March, 2022), 

 

Climate Induced Migration (7th February, 2022), 

 

Climate Change Mitigation Actions (7th February, 2022), 

 

Conference on Climate Change (7th February, 2022), 

 

Climate Finance (7th February, 2022), 

 

Climate Refugees (7th February, 2022), 

 

Special Scheme to Check Climate Change (7th February, 2022), 

Displacement due to Climate Change (20th December, 2021), 

Funds for Climate Change (20th December, 2021), 

 

Impact of Climate Change (13th December, 2021), 

 

Climate Change Performance Index (6th December, 2021),

 

Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (6th December, 2021), 

Crop damage due to Climate Change (30th November, 2021), 

 

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture (30th November, 2021),

Climate Vulnerability Index (29th November, 2021),

 

Impact of Climate Change (29th November, 2021),

 

Research on climate change (6th August, 2021),

Losses due to climate change (6th August, 2021),

 

Connection between climate change and extreme weather events (23rd July, 2021),

Connection between climate change and human health (23rd July, 2021),

Existing efforts of the Indian Government to address the threat of climate change (19th March, 2021),

Climate change in Ladakh (19th March, 2021),

Funding for State Action Plans for Climate Change (19th March, 2021),

Climate change mitigation costs to the Government of India (12th March, 2021),

Government of India's plans to address climate change in cities (12th March, 2021)

Climate Change Knowledge Portal of India (12th March, 2021),

Impact of climate change on glaciers (12th March, 2021),

Impact of climate change on the Indian Himalayan Region (12th February, 2021),

Ladakh based research center on climate change (12th February, 2021),

Impact of climate change on agriculture (9th February, 2021),

Displacement due to climate change (5th February, 2021),

Impact of climate change on marine species (5th February, 2021). 

Rajya Sabha (Upper House) 

Development of regional climate projections for robust risk assessments (7th April, 2022), 

 

Glasgow Declaration on Climate Change (7th April, 2022),

 

Women’s participation in fight against climate change (31st March, 2022), 

 

IPCC report on climate change (31st March, 2022), 

 

Impact of climate change on forest dwellers (31st March, 2022), 

 

Ill-effects of climate change (31st March, 2022), 

 

Achievements of Climate Change division of the Ministry (31st March, 2022),

 

Design of smart cities in accordance with climate change (28th March, 2022),

 

Impact of climate change (25th March, 2022), 

 

Unusual rise in temperature due to climate change (24th March, 2022), 

 

India’s climate actions from 2015 to 2030 (24th March, 2022), 

 

IPCC report on climate change (24th March, 2022),

 

Roadmap to tackle climate change (17th March, 2022), 

 

National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (17th March, 2022), 

 

Incorporation of climate change in the school curriculum (16th March, 2022),  

 

Climate resilient agriculture in Bihar (11th February, 2022), 

 

Submission of research papers at UN Climate Change Conference (10th February, 2022),

 

Measures taken to combat climate change (10th February, 2022), 

 

National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (3rd February, 2022), 

 

Committee to study climate change (3rd February, 2022), 

 

Climate Change and water resources in Tamil Nadu (20th December, 2021), 

Promoting Hybrid seeds to address Climate Change (17th December, 2021),

 

Loss of life due to climate change (16th December, 2021),

 

Impact of climate change on forests (16th December, 2021), 

 

Roadmap to utilize climate finance (9th December, 2021), 

 

Threat due to climate change (9th December, 2021), 

 

Steps to prevent calamities by climate change (9th December, 2021), 

National Adaptation Plan for climate risks (9th December, 2021), 

Impact of Climate Change on agriculture (3rd December, 2021), 

 

Demand for promised climate finance by developed nations (2nd December, 2021), 

 

Initiative against climate change (2nd December, 2021), 

 

Impact of climate change on public health (2nd December, 2021), 

Outcome of UN Climate Conference in Glasgow (2nd December, 2021), 

 

Finance to meet climate commitment (2nd December, 2021), 

 

UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (2nd December, 2021), 

Database for climate change (9th August, 2021), 

 

Climate change and natural disasters (9th August, 2021),
 

Connection between climate change and heat waves (2nd August, 2021),

India's Climate Change Performance Index ranking (19th July, 2021),

Impact of climate change on agriculture (19th July, 2021),

Impact of climate change on the ecosystem (19th July, 2021),

State wise project budget allocations to address climate change (19th July, 2021),

Regarding Ministry of Earth Science report on assessment of climate change over the Indian region (23rd March, 2021),

Stand of the Indian Government on the Paris Agreement (15th March, 2021),

Impact of climate change on the Indian Himalayan region, also refer to this disclosure on the same subject (15th March, 2021),

Apex Committee on Implementation of the Paris Agreement (15th March, 2021),

Climate Change and resultant disasters, displacement, and migration (8th March, 2021),

Transboundary pest movement due to climate change (8th March, 2021),

Climate change and glacial lakes (8th March, 2021),

Greenhouse gases from Agriculture, Poultry processing, and Slaughterhouses (8th February, 2021).

On the Himalayas

Lok Sabha (Lower House)

Melting of Himalayan glaciers (6th April, 2022),

 

Medicinal Herbs found in Himalayan region (1st April, 2022),

 

Preservation of Cultural heritage of Himalayan region (28th March, 2022),

 

Preservation and development of cultural heritage of Himalayas (21st March, 2022),

 

Drinking water scarcity in Himalayan region (17th March, 2022),

 

Rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers (9th February, 2022),

 

Research on Himalayan region (15th December, 2021),

National Mission on Himalayan Studies (13th December, 2021),

 

Maintenance of Ecology of Himalayas (29th November, 2021), 

 

Environmental issues and ongoing cases in NGT (6th August, 2021), 

Pollution (6th August, 2021),

Deforestation (6th August, 2021),

Stress on river systems (5th August, 2021),

 

Landslides (3rd August, 2021),

Development in Himalayan and Western Ghat region (19th March, 2021),

Depth of Himalayan Glaciers (19th March, 2021),

National Mission on Himalayan Studies (12th March, 2021),

Preservation of fishes (9th February, 2021). 

Rajya Sabha (Upper House)

Lesser snowfall in Himalayas (31st March, 2022),

 

Study on vulnerability of Himalayan ecosystem (17th March, 2022),

 

Measuring depth of Himalayan glaciers to assess water availability (17th March, 2022), 

 

Achievement of GB Pant National Himalayan Institute (10th February, 2022), 

 

Vulnerability of Himalayan region (16th December, 2021), 

 

Mitigating natural disasters in Himalayan states (15th December, 2021), 

 

Sharing patterns in Centrally Sponsored Schemes (14th December, 2021), 

 

Fragile ecology of the himalayas (9th August, 2021), 

 

Conservation of himalayas (2nd August, 2021),

Climate change and glaciers (15th March, 2021),

Erosion in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayan range (12th February, 2021).