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Planning and Implementation of Tamil Nadu State Action Plan on Climate Change for Coastal Area Management in Tamil Nadu, India
Malleshappa1, M. Jayanthi1, S.K. Divya1* and Edward J.K. Patterson2
1Climate Change Cell, Department of Environment, Panagal Building, Saidapet, Chennai, India
2Suganthi Devadasan Marine Research Institute, Tuticorin, India
*Corresponding author

Climate change has become an unavoidable global phenomenon with far reaching implications to human well being. In view of the fact that local vulnerabilities due to climate change can be addressed more adequately at local level itself. The State of Tamil Nadu has prepared the Tamil Nadu State Action Plan on Climate Change (TNSAPCC) keeping in mind the overall Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 and the National Action Plan on Climate Change. Tamil Nadu is endowed with a long coastline and hence Coastal Area Management has been included as a separate sector among the seven vulnerable sectors of TNSAPCC. The key identified issues are coastal inundation and damages to infrastructure; impacts on coastal ecosystem and biodiversity and climate impacts on accretion. The strategies for adaptation to climate change envisaged by the TNSAPCC for Coastal Area Management have been framed in a manner that it is integrated within coastal zone planning process. Steady progress has been made so far and a project has been approved by the National Steering Committee on Climate Change, Government of India under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change. It is emphasized that step wise planning and execution is essential in order to respond in time to the ever changing climatic conditions.

Keywords: Climate change,Tamil nadu state, action Plan, implementation.
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Malleshappa, H., M. Jayanthi, S.K. Divya and Edward J.K. Patterson. 2016. Planning and Implementation of Tamil Nadu State Action Plan on Climate Change for Coastal Area Management in Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(11): 99-112
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.411.014