New Delhi : India will Tuesday release its first assessment report on the impact of climate change on agriculture, health, water and forests in four regions of the country.
The report, covering the Himalayas, the Western Ghats, the coastal zone and the northeast has been prepared by the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) comprising 220 scientists from 120 research institutions across the country.
“We need to know what would be the impact of climate change by 2030 and not wait for reports that are predicting for 2050 or later. We will release a report on assessment on four sectors in four regions of the country,” said Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday.
Ramesh said it is important to study common and differentiated impact of climate change on various fronts.
India, the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter, has launched a new United Nations-backed project to reduce emissions.