Market Transformation and Removal of Barriers for Effective Implementation of the State Level Climate Change Action Plans

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 20, 2016 to March 31, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  2. 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  3. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement

Project ID: 4606

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Miscellaneous energy program
  • Renewable Energy


  • Other energy projects
  • Type: Off-grid, standalone systems
  • Type: On-grid, rooftop
  • Resource: Solar



Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Optimising financing


  • Governance
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Women decision making
  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 7.2 Increase share of global renewable energy
  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan

Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers

Hot topic

  • Public-private partnership
  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


India launched its National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in June 2008. NAPCC represents a multi-pronged, long-term and integrated strategy for achieving key climate change goals for the country: namely, “achieving national growth objectives through a qualitative change in direction that enhances ecological sustainability, leading to further mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions”, and “devising efficient and cost-effective strategies for end-use demand-side management”. The plan identifies eight core “national missions” running through 2017. These eight missions focus on enhancing energy efficiency; increasing the penetration of solar in the total energy mix; developing climate friendly sustainable habitats; a water mission for integrated water resources management; a mission on sustainable agriculture for making it more resilient to climate change; a green India mission for enhancing ecosystem services of forests and for enhancing its carbon sequestration capacity; a mission on Himalayan ecosystem for sustaining and safeguarding the Himalayan glacier and mountain ecosystems; and the last mission is aimed towards developing strategic knowledge base to address the concerns of climate change.The NAPCC encourages planning and coordination at different levels, especially state (sub-national) level. As of March 2015, 22 states and Union Territories of India have completed their State Level Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs), which define state-level objectives and strategies that are aligned with the objectives of the NAPCC.At the sub-national level, state governments are responsible for developing state-specific action programmes for the power, transport, industry, buildings and municipal energy efficiency and forestry sectors in line with the NAPCC. There is a need to have greater synergy between national priorities and state-specific strategies, as it requires actions in several sectors that are State subjects and have to be implemented in the States. The proposed project aims to transform the market and remove the barriers to effective implementation of the State-Level Climate Change Action Plans with an overall goal to reduce GHG emissions achieved through implementation of RE and EE solutions at the state level as identified in the SAPCCs of the two states. The development objective of the project is to support the effective implementation of specific energy efficiency and renewable energy climate change mitigation actions identified in the State Level Action Plans on Climate Change for Jharkhand and Manipur. Component 1 of the project deals with the development of framework for the effective implementation of climate change mitigation options in the SAPCCs. Under this component, project will work with selected states and develop an implementation and MRV framework, which can be shared with other states. The Component 2 focuses on catalysing investments for the application of feasible CCM measures. Under this component, the project will focus on catalysing the investments from both public and private sector stakeholders. Component 3 deals with the capacity development of relevant state government officials in selected states (Jharkhand and Manipur). The project interventions, over its useful lifetime, are expected to save 31.97 million MWh of electricity. The expected cumulative direct and indirect emission reductions will be 31.20 million tCO2.


To support the effective implementation of specific energy efficiency and renewable energy climate change mitigation actions identified in the SAPCCs for Manipur and Jharkhand.

USD $3,894,500

Grant amount

USD $25,020,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,894,500)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of India

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