ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Linking Assessments with Actions

Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change vulnerability assessments as well as adaptation actions in India are on the rise. Ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these actions is essential to tackle the uncertainties and complexities. This article suggests ways to enhance real time and proactive linkages between vulnerability assessments and adaptation action.

The reports of the Working Groups (WG) II and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have attracted expert opinions and media attention. Evidence of impact has been “strongest and most comprehensive” and many life-supporting systems and economic sectors are at greater risk of climate change. Agriculture, water resources, coastal livelihoods, public health, and biodiversity are some of the areas which will be negatively affected. The social, economic, cultural, and political ramifications of such climate-driven changes are varied and many; from threatened food security and livelihoods to potential violent conflicts, displacement, and migration. Increasing population and expanding urbanisation would further worsen the situation.

Climate-Induced Risk Regime

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