What is climate change governance?
Climate change is a major global environmental issue with severe local consequences. The Earth's temperature has risen by 1.1°C since pre-industrial times. While this rise may appear minuscule, the world is already feeling its effects. Building climate change solutions calls for a multilevel climate governance process that involves participation from all relevant societal segments. India is the world’s third-largest producer of greenhouse gases, making it one of the most climate-vulnerable countries. According to Ms. Neha, Senior Fellow and Area Convenor, Environment Education and Awareness, and Mr. R. R. Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow and Programme Director, Centre for Global Environmental Research, TERI, India is already experiencing climatic changes and their harmful effects on health and way of life, including water stress, heat waves, drought, severe storms, and flooding.