Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCARAI)

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Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCARAI)


            Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCARAI) is an Indo-German development project that aims to strengthen the efforts of rural communities in India to cope with climate variability and change. The project has different components such as Capacity building at national level, Climate change adaptation relevant model projects, Accessing National and International climate finance, Capacity Development at the state level and Knowledge Management.

It is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India (GoI) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ). It is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The MoEF&CC, four States and GIZ are using multi-level approach involving several different components to work towards this goal, guided by India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change.

The main responsibilities of the CCARAI project are financing, technical support, and institutional capacity building. Tamil Nadu has been chosen as one of the CCARAI – Phase II four partner States in India, apart from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Telangana, as these States encompasses India’s differing agricultural- climatic zones. Through the project a strong network of partners in the four States will be built relying on the existing institutions from the public and private sector partnerships.