This draft action plan on climate change reelased by the Jammu and Kashmir government seeks to develop, apply and diffuse technologies, practices and processes that control, reduce or prevent anthropogenic emissions of GHGs in sectors like water, energy, transport, industry, agriculture, etc.

This new forest policy of J&K focuses on the role of forests in poverty alleviation and supporting livelihood needs of communities. Also emphasizes on carbon sequestration, revenue generation by development of non-timber forest produce & eco-tourism.

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Report: J & K Forest (Conservation) Act, 1997  

On the Brink? A Report on Climate Change and Its Impact in Kashmir documents the disappearance of many small glaciers from the region's mountains, the western Himalayas. The report warns that receding Himalayan glaciers could jeopardize water supplies for hundreds of millions of people. Other climate-related changes include rising sea levels that could threaten Indian cities such as Mumbai and Kolkata, more floods and droughts, more disease, and lower crop yields.

An Act to provide for the conservation of forests and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto. This Act may be called the Jammu and Kashmir Forest Conservation) Act, 1997. It extends to the whole of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It shall come into force at once.

The objectives of this policy are: to harness the hydropower capacity of the State in a manner that is consistent with policy of the State Government; to generate and provide employment opportunities to the people of the State, particularly those who live in the project areas; to develop hydropower projects in an eco-friendly manner causing minimum distress to affected people; to secure the long t