Realising the importance of knowledge sharing and data dissemination to tackle the deleterious impacts of climate change, the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge Management was framed as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change. To implement the objectives of the National Mission the States of India prepared the State Action Plan on Climate Change which also emphasizes the development of a knowledge base that supports the development of strategies to adapt or to mitigate to the consequences of changing climate. Collating the objectives of the national and the state missions, the present project aims for establishment of the Tamil Nadu State Climate Change-Knowledge Management Cell.
This cell envisions the creation of the Tamil Nadu State Climate Change – Data Bank that would serve as a definite repository of all the sector wise knowledge on climate change vulnerability which is scattered at present. The TNSCC-KMC will also serve as a decision support system for the sectors that plan to undertake vulnerability and risk analysis studies through protocols and pre-processed climate data and other sectoral data. The creation of this Tamil Nadu State Climate Change – Knowledge Portal is another aim of the project that will enhance understanding and easy access to the knowledge on climate changeRead More