Uttar Pradesh Climate Change And Clean Environment
knowledge Portal

About Project

The DoEF&CC has developed a web-based knowledge Portal on Clean Environment and Climate Change as one of the priority action points under the Strategic Knowledge Mission of SAPCC.

It is envisaged that the Knowledge Portal will become a single central repository (and a master repository of other similar repositories) with resources on clean environment & climate change. The portal will ensure that relevant and timely information and knowledge is easily available, accessible, and retrievable and will further facilitate the exchange and sharing of information among various stakeholders e.g. State line departments, Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Resource Conservation Groups, Community Based Organizations, Self Help Groups, FPOs, Universities, Technical Institutions, Private Industries, Media houses, and other institutions.

Key Objectives

The Portal will primarily focus towards achieving the following key objectives

  • To develop a system for knowledge management on clean environment and climate change in the form of an online knowledge portal.
  • To provide a web-based platform to assist in capacity building and knowledge development & networking, sharing of global best practices and practical learning landscape to various stakeholders.
  • To act as a one-stop service website for information exchange and dialogue, intended to fill the existing data and knowledge gaps.
  • To develop a discussion forum for knowledge partners and training institutions both in India and abroad.
  • To provide consolidated sources of clean environment & climate change-related information and services to all stakeholders of district/state knowledge networks and other stakeholders for mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer at a single common platform.
  • To create an increased level of awareness among citizens in general and government/non-government agencies and other stakeholders involved in clean environment and climate change at all levels to raise awareness and enhance their resilience.
  • To offer a virtual space for exchange, learning and advocacy on Clean Environment & Climate Change issues.
  • To capture the lessons learnt & best practices and make them available to Climate Change practitioners and communities.

Components of the Portal

The knowledge portal offers several value-added services to multiple stakeholders. The menu of services offered includes:

  • Information access and sharing: The portal facilitates sharing of information among various stakeholders by collection, collation, classification and analysis of data and information. It has an inbuilt system for query-based search and retrieval of relevant information, maps, charts, publications, tools, methodologies etc by the users.
  • Archives of Major Events: The portal enables preservation and archival of clean environment & climate change related information and knowledge e.g. case studies, lessons learnt, best practices, films, documents, maps, and photographs etc. It provides links to other online libraries as a source for further information and reference material.
  • Awareness Generation The portal serves as an important medium to enhance public awareness on various facets of clean environment & climate change. It also serves as a tool to disseminate information to communities and media.
  • Online Discussion Forum: The portal provides bulletin board for clean environment & climate change, news updates, forum for discussions on various aspects, and blogs on current and topical issues.
  • Decision Support System The portal has been designed to also act as a decision support system. Importantly, it will provide support in identifying the source of the Climate finance (e.g. public or private sources), the type of Climate finance (grants, loans, private equity or concessional finance), the flow mechanism of the Climate finance (e.g. nationally at a state level, bilaterally, or multilaterally); and whether the finance is over and above what would have been provided anyway (e.g. is it 'new and additional' to development assistance budgeting).