Pakke Declaration

The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has adopted the Pakke declaration.

Highlights

The Pakke Declaration is also known as the Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on the resilience and responsiveness of Arunachal Pradesh to climate change. This Declaration focuses on low-emission, climate-resistant development. This is the first of its kind from the Indian state government.

Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke district. For the first time, the state cabinet went to the settlement just to pass the November 2021 Declaration. The tiger reserve is located in the biodiversity hotspot of the Eastern Himalayas.

Themes of the declaration

This declaration has five themes which are called Panch Dharas and they are

  1. Health and Well-being for all
  2. Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  3. Sustainable and Adaptive living
  4. Evidence generation and collaborative actions
  5. Livelihoods and opportunities.

Action Plans

As part of the declaration, the Arunachal Pradesh State Government will implement the measures which are Forest cover protection, upgraded forest recovery and reduce health vulnerabilities due to climate change and extreme weather. Also, creating an urban masterplan and the plans are based on the risks associated with local climate change as well as taking efficient irrigation measures and promoting entrepreneurship.

Benefits

The next generation will benefit greatly from now on. The Declaration also helps India achieve its pursuit of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The declaration protects people from the risks of climate change.