Climate Change Policy in India and Goal 13


While India’s urban regions have the potential to drive regional, national and global development, Indian cities need to develop successful climate mitigation and adaptation strategies to address national and global sustainable development concerns. This commentary explores how Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help shape national and regional policy on climate change. It situates this discussion within the Indian policy context by assessing current efforts by the Government of India to tackle climate change at various levels. It also begins to identify key challenges and opportunities within the Indian policy framework that can help our cities become more resilient to a changing climate.