The government of Arunachal Pradesh (AP) approved the ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh’, which aims to promote “climate-resilient development” in the state. The announcement is the first of its kind by any state government in the country.
- For the first time, the State’s Cabinet meeting was conducted outside the capital Itanagar, at Pakke Tiger Reserve, where the ‘Pakke Declaration’ was adopted.
i.The ‘Pakke Declaration’ focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to low-emission and climate-resilient development based on five broad themes, or Panch Dharas.
ii.The Panch Dharas resting on 75 strategies include-
- Environment, forest, and climate change,
- Health and well-being of all,
- Sustainable and adaptive living,
- Livelihoods and opportunities,
- Evidence generation and collaborative action.
iii.The CM also launched the “e-Cabinet portal”, which aims to make the functioning of the government work paperless.
‘Kaiser-i-Hind’ declared as State Butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh
A rare butterfly species named Kaiser-e-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis), was chosen as the State Butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Arunachal Pradesh also renamed the Department of Environment and Forest (DE&F) as the Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (DE&FCC).
- The ‘Kaiser-e-Hind’ which means ‘Emperor of India’. This butterfly has a wingspan of 90-120mm. It is mainly found in 6 Northeastern states of India along the Eastern Himalayas.
About Arunachal Pradesh:
Airport- Tezu Airport, Itanagar Airport
Biosphere Reserve- Dihang Dibang Biosphere Reserve