Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) organized a national workshop on ‘Climate Change, Water and Agriculture’ in Bangalore on 10 November 2022.
HSF has partnered with CEE South since 2021 to enhance Karnataka’s efforts in dealing with climate change. The partnership has been strengthening multi-stakeholder approaches for effective implementation of Karnataka State Action Plan on Climate Change (KSAPCC). In 2021, HSS supported a study by CEE on KSAPCC with focus on water and agriculture to understand the implementation of the Plan and its efficacy. The key study findings were shared with policy community through a policy brief.
In 2022, HSS supported another study by CEE on the linkage between India's National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and KSAPCC. The study aimed at providing insights on how and to what extent NAPCC exerts influence on the processes and outcomes of KSAPCC. The National Workshop was held to discuss ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change through enhanced climate action. It also served as a platform to disseminate the findings of NAPCC-KSAPCC study among policymakers, government officials, scientists, academicians, sector experts, and civil society members.
Among others, the following points were underlined during the discussion: