Tamil Nadu State Climate Change Knowledge Management Cell is an efficient and dedicated chamber of climate change knowledge management under the project Establishing/Strengthening the State Climate Change Centre/Cell under NMSKCC (SCCC-NMSKCC) in the State of Tamil Nadu. Knowledge Management Cell is committed to serve the stakeholders and community to disseminate the information on state’s climate change, sectoral impacts and vulnerability on agriculture, water, coastal, forestry and biodiversity, health, energy and sustainable habitat.

1.Climate Knowledge Portal ( will help users to

  • Visualize the temporal and spatial patterns of current vulnerability among districts and changes under future climate scenarios for different sector.
  • Understand current vulnerability
  • Identify the factors that render some regions more vulnerable than others
  • Identify the districts which are vulnerable to climate change and need special attention towards adaptation
  • Derive suitable adaptation strategies and practices
  • Assist in the decision-making process

2.Introducing Climate Change Science to different sectors/ Training Programmes for Stakeholders

        A ‘Brainstorming meeting on Updating TNSAPCC Strategies: Knowledge Management Sector’ was held on 20th February 2018 at Anna University to discuss about the organizational framework for setting up the knowledge management cell and explaining its objectives with the key stakeholders. 31 officers from TNSAPCC’s nodal and line departments such as agriculture, horticulture, sericulture, forest, energy, health, IWS, IMD, TWAD were participated in the meeting. The need for knowledge management cell on climate change, upcoming web portal and its significance were discussed with stakeholders.

3.Public Awareness for Community

Climate awareness and outreach programs are part of the NMSKCC project which aims provide an improved understanding on changing climate among community especially students. Climate Change Quiz 2019 was conducted to create awareness on climate change among college students. The quiz was conducted based on the broad topic ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Planet’. Cash prices worth of Rs. 10,000/- and winner trophies presented to the students.

4.Quarterly Climate Knowledge newsletter for Tamil Nadu is developed with recent global climate news, recent reports on Climate change and various climate initiatives of the State & the central government were highlighted in the newsletter

5.District wise observed climate change analysis (temperature, rainfall and its extremities) during the past decades 1951-2015. IMD gridded data were used to depict the observed monthly, seasonal, annual temperature, rainfall and its extremities.

6.Inception and Methodology workshop on Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability assessment inception workshop is completed on 6th September 2019. Prof.Ravindranath from IISC, Bangalore Presented about Climate Change vulnerability assessment and briefed the need of performing vulnerability assessment and how the results will to the government officials to apply for various developmental projects and National, International funding like NAFCC, GCF etc. Stake holders from the sectoral line departments participated in the workshop.

7.Assessing district wise climate change vulnerability Analysis

Climate change vulnerability for all identified sectors of TNSAPCC viz., Sustainable Agriculture, Water Resources, Forestry and Biodiversity, Coastal Area Management, Energy Efficiency, Suitable habitat will be done using class of art methodologies using IPCC 2014 (AR5 Scenarios).

8.Socio economic vulnerability to Climate Change

District wise socio economic vulnerability to current climate change was assessed to understand how the socio-economic conditions of the districts influence climate vulnerability. The districts which are high exposure to climate variabilities and extremities, the districts which are highly sensitive due to its socio economic status are identified and vulnerability maps are prepared.