Climate Change Mitigation Actions


Plantations in forest areas are undertaken by State/Union Territory (UT) Forest Departments as per approved Working Plans, excluding the areas where individual forest rights titles are issued under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. Wherever Community Forest Rights (CFR) have been recognized, plantations and other activities are taken up in consultation with local communities as per the approved Working Plans and Micro Plans prepared by CFR management committee constituted under rule 4 (e) of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Rules, 2007.


There are no reports from States/UTsto show that the rights of adivasis and forest dwellers vested under FRA, 2006 and PESA, 1996 are being undermined due to Climate Change mitigation action such as plantations.


This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Lok Sabha today.


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BMW Group at COP 26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow: “No more waiting. No more clever tactics. It’s time to act. Now!”

It is a commitment born of tradition and responsibility: The BMW Group has attended every UN climate summit since 2008. At this year’s COP 26 in Glasgow, the company once again sees itself as a provider of innovative mobility solutions in the fight against climate change. The BMW Group brought along the BMW i Vision Circular, produced from 100% secondary materials, as a clear statement of its ambitions. The company is also actively engaging in dialogue with stakeholders and partners in Glasgow, discussing both unresolved issues and a range of possible solutions.

BMW Group as a partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum

The BMW Group has been a partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) since the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. The SIF is one of the most important economic forums within the COP framework, bringing together representatives from the political sector, cities, NGOs, the financial world and industry. For the first time, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Oliver Zipse will give the keynote speech for the three-day event in Glasgow this year, setting clear priorities: “The key to sustainability lies in innovation: in innovative technologies, but also in innovative thinking that accepts no boundaries. Most importantly, together we must choose and follow a binding path with clear goals. Always according to the motto: No more waiting. No more clever tactics. It’s time to act. Now.”

BMW Group commits to goal of total climate neutrality by 2050

Every gram of CO2 counts – no matter where it is emitted. All available technologies for reduction must be utilised. The BMW Group has set itself a firm and verifiable interim goal for 2030 throughout its entire value chain: to reduce CO2 emissions from its vehicles by at least 40% – starting with the raw material, through the supply chain, production and the use phase, all the way to recycling. Public verifiability of this reduction takes place through the Integrated BMW Group Report, which documents sustainable development indicators with equal weighting as key business figures. The BMW Group is also a member of the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) and signed the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” pledge ahead of COP 26. This is an important step, in line with the most ambitious objective of the Paris Climate Agreement and commits the company to the goal of total climate neutrality by 2050.

By 2030, over 50% of sales fully electric – MINI and Rolls-Royce all-electric in ten years

The BMW Group released the first electric car produced in Germany on a large scale, the BMW i3, back in 2013. By 2030, more than 50% of its annual vehicle sales will be fully electric. Furthermore, its two British brands, Rolls-Royce and MINI, will be exclusively all-electric from the early 2030s onwards. In this connection, Oliver Zipse underlined the importance of building infrastructure at the same time: “Ramping up electromobility is the single most important factor on the road to climate-neutral mobility. But even in industrialised countries, there is still one major obstacle: the lack of infrastructure.”

Circular economy: The purest form of Sheer Driving Pleasure

Another focal point for the BMW Group is the circular economy: Humans consume more than 100 billion tonnes of raw materials every year – and that number is rising. In addition, processing of many primary raw materials is extremely energy-intensive and therefore also carbon-intensive. That is why the BMW Group is pursuing the vision of a circular economy, with the aim of keeping raw materials in the cycle for as long as possible. The BMW i Vision Circular is in Glasgow as both an exhibit and to spark debate. It demonstrates in very tangible form, how a vehicle can be produced using 100% secondary materials – and where the challenges lie.

BMW Group Dialogue 2021 – realising change together with partners

The BMW Group already held a stakeholder dialogue on the subject of the circular economy in Glasgow on 7 November. BMW Group vehicles currently average around 30% secondary materials. Going forward, the company aims to increase this amount to 50%. The BMW Group discussed how this can be achieved and what hurdles need to be overcome with around 25 high-level international stakeholders at its dialogue event. Alongside the BMW Group’s Vice President Sustainability and Mobility, Dr Thomas Becker, renowned Cradle-to-Cradle pioneer Prof. Michael Braungart also served as a catalyst for discussion. 

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set its course for the future early on and is making sustainability and resource efficiency the focus of the company’s strategic direction – from the supply chain, through production, to the end of the use phase, for all its products. 

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Canada – Canada to ensure that more than $1B of its climate finance addresses the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Climate change and biodiversity loss are intrinsically connected, which is why a coordinated approach to tackle them both is essential. Nature-based solutions, such as conserving carbon-rich natural areas and restoring wetlands, can help countries tackle both these challenges.

To address these interconnected crises, Canada will allocate at least 20 percent of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment to nature-based climate solutions with biodiversity co‑benefits in developing countries over the next five years. This represents more than CA$1 billion. Earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced at COP26 that Canada would provide $15 million in support for the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs. This funding will help developing countries build domestic capacity to take climate action, build resilience, and advance adaptation efforts while also increasing biodiversity.

As part of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People and the Global Ocean Alliance, Canada is leading the way to build support for an international target to protect 30 percent of our lands and oceans by 2030.

Canada’s climate finance commitments have already helped countries take nature-based action through initiatives such as the Pacific Initiative for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Resilience (Kiwa Initiative). This initiative is helping to make Pacific island ecosystems, economies and communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Canada has been clear that we cannot solve the climate crisis without nature, nor solve the nature crisis without stabilizing the climate. Canada is championing the development of an ambitious post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework with clear targets and actions as a way of focusing the world’s collective efforts to stem the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of nature. Canada will continue its work with international partners towards a new Global Biodiversity Framework to be finalized at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 next spring in Kunming, China.

“Canada’s new commitment to nature-based climate solutions in the poorest and most vulnerable countries makes it explicit: the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss must be tackled together. A nature-positive, net-zero future is the key to the fight against climate change. By all working together, we can provide nature with the support it needs for our collective survival.”

– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“Nature is our ally to combat both climate change and biodiversity loss. Nature-based climate solutions are particularly important for developing countries that are at the highest risk yet are the least resourced to act. That’s why, when Canada stepped up and doubled its climate pledge to $5.3 billion over five years, it also increased its support for nature and nature-based solutions for those who need it most.”

– The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada

“Canada was privileged to play a leading role in international climate finance, focusing on the twin crises or climate change and biodiversity. We have a responsibility to support the developing world in building a carbon-neutral, nature-positive world, and Canada, along with many international partners, is stepping up.”

– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources

At the 2021 G7 Leaders’ Summit, the Prime Minister announced a doubling of Canada’s international climate finance commitment to $5.3 billion over the next five years.

Recent global assessments highlighted that biodiversity is declining at a rate unprecedented in human history, with up to one million species at risk of extinction. Climate change is one of the five main drivers of biodiversity loss.

Domestically, Canada is investing over $4 billion through the Natural Climate Solutions Fund to plant two billion trees and restore and improve the management of forests, grasslands, wetlands and agricultural lands. These actions will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration, while providing a host of biodiversity, climate change adaptation and human well-being co-benefits.

As part of its nature‑based solutions, the Government of Canada has also committed to promoting the rights, knowledge, and leadership of Indigenous Peoples in conservation, including by supporting Indigenous-led stewardship initiatives. These initiatives provide important cultural, health, and physical benefits for Indigenous communities, while supporting healthy ecosystems that provide conservation and climate benefits for all Canadians.

Canada – Canada’s climate finance commitments are helping developing countries adapt to climate change

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Climate change is a global crisis that requires global action to help those most in need. Today at the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, attended the African Adaptation Acceleration Summit where he announced that Canada will contribute $37.5 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), up to $10 million to the Adaptation Fund that will support vulnerable countries against the devastating impacts of climate change, and up to $10 million for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network.

With the additional support to the LDCF, this Fund will continue to address the adaptation needs of the poorest and most vulnerable countries through critical, on-the-ground projects related to water, agriculture and food security, disaster risk management and prevention, and fragile ecosystems. The Adaptation Fund supports projects and programs that help vulnerable communities in developing countries to adapt to climate change. Increased funding to the NAP Global Network will continue to build on results achieved to date and advance gender responsive capacity building. Funding for these important initiatives comes from Canada’s $5.3 billion international climate finance commitment over the next five years. Minister Guilbeault also announced that Canada will increase its provision of funding towards climate adaptation to a minimum of 40 percent.

Adaptation finance is critical to the success of COP26, particularly for vulnerable countries in Africa still struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic while seeking to build back in a more climate-resilient manner. So far, the speed and scale of climate finance in Africa have been insufficient to meet the urgent needs of climate change impacts, such as extreme heat and drought.

Canada’s previous international climate finance commitment of $2.65 billion has been delivered over the past five years and projects are expected to result in benefits including reducing or preventing 222 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, helping 5.9 million people adapt to the effects of climate change in vulnerable communities, as well as contributing to the mobilization of additional climate finance investments from the private sector.

“The devastating impacts of climate change are being felt not only in Canada, but all around the world. Developing countries are uniquely vulnerable to extreme weather events linked to climate change. Severe droughts in the Horn of Africa are causing immense suffering and shine a harsh light on the urgent need for collective action on climate adaptation. Climate change is a global challenge that requires bold solutions, and Canada will continue to be there to increase the scope, scale and speed of climate action around the world.”

– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“Canada recognizes the particular challenges faced by developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries, in adapting to the increasing threats of climate change. That is why we have committed to increasing our support to critical and concrete programs delivered by our partners on the ground, including in Africa. This will directly help communities most at risk adapt to climate change and build resilience the impacts of climate change.”

– The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development

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Canada – Backgrounder –  Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund

The $200 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund (2021-2024) is one of the many important new initiatives being undertaken to promote environmental sustainability and economic resiliency in the agriculture sector.

The $200 million On-Farm Climate Action Fund (2021-2024) is one of the many important new initiatives being undertaken to promote environmental sustainability and economic resiliency in the agriculture sector.

Climate change is expected to compound many of the environmental challenges and risks associated with agricultural production, affecting including water quantity and quality, soil health, and biodiversity. Canada’s Changing Climate Report indicates that warming in Canada is approximately double the global average and even higher in Canada’s northern regions.

Taking immediate action against climate change is key to exceeding Canada’s 2030 emission reductions target, and setting the foundation for a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. The benefits of these actions to Canada’s economy and environment are clear, and producers are key partners in implementing climate solutions.

The On-Farm Climate Action Fund will support producers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and store carbon, specifically nitrogen management, cover cropping, and rotational grazing practices. These practices also provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health.

Many producers have already begun implementing these and other BMPs. The Fund will address barriers to wider adoption, including up-front implementation costs, lack of risk protection, minimal or delayed returns on investment and limited availability of information and agronomic services.

The Fund will be distributed through delivery partners. Recipient organizations will propose ways in which that funding can be delivered, based on their experience with participating producers.

Activities eligible for funding include:

Nitrogen management: agronomic services to develop farm-specific nutrient management plans, equipment modifications for fertilizer application in fields, and soil sampling and analysis.
Cover cropping: payment-per-acre to cover adoption or related costs such as seeds and equipment.
Rotational gazing: agronomic services to develop grazing management plans, interior cross fencing, water system infrastructure, legume and forage seeds.

Other activities to support BMP adoption, like outreach, education, and training, will also be considered.

The Fund is part of the Government of Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions initiative under the Natural Climate Solutions Fund (NCSF). The NCSF is implemented by Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

To request the call for proposals form, please email aafc.acs-sac.aac@agr.gc.ca. The application process will run until September 26, 2021.

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