National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) envisages National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change as one of the missions with the objective of vulnerability assessment, research and observation, data management implemented through Department of Science and Technology (DST). The State Climate Change Knowledge cell envisages to become a functional knowledge hub, catering to the information and knowledge needs of policy makers, scientific community and general public on climate change issues.
In Kerala, Climate Change has become an agenda for development planning in recent years. Kerala has adopted State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) in 2014, which is largely led by the National Action Plan for Climate Change as far as mitigation efforts are concerned. The SAPCC has identified specific vulnerabilities under the key sectors like agriculture, animal husbandry, water resources, forest and biodiversity, fisheries and coastal resources, health, energy, urban front and transportation, and tourism sustainability. The SAPCC envisaged Climate Change Strategies need to be integrated in development planning process in the state placing the Climate Change concerns at the forefront of sustainable development thereby improving the quality of life of the people of the state.