Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday underlined the importance of developing our own skills, knowledge and capacities in the science of climate change.
Dr. Singh was speaking in the national capital while presiding a meeting of the National Council on Climate Change to give shape to the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change.
Dr. Singh said: "As we find ourselves having to engage with the global community on climate change, it is necessary to have the ability to prepare and read scientific data related to climate change."
He cautioned against compartmentalized thinking in various concerned ministries and suggested an integrated approach to capacity building.
The meeting emphasized the importance of building a vibrant and dynamic knowledge system for effectively promoting ecologically sustainable development with the NMSKCC working as a service mission of the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
It outlined the objectives of the Mission as networking existing knowledge institutions for exchange and sharing of data, building institutional and human capacities and improving the understanding of key climate processes and climate risks.
The mission serviced by the Science and Technology Ministry will seek to build synergy with the NATCOM process of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.