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Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Indian policy planning

Chaturvedi, Rajiv K, Kattumuri, Ruth ORCID: 0000-0003-2820-9060 and Ravindranath, Darshini (2014) Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in Indian policy planning. International Journal of Applied Economics and Econometrics, 22 (1). pp. 23-56. ISSN 1530-7247

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Climate change affects the balance of natural and socio-economic systems. In the recent years, literature has accumulated on the potentially large-scale impacts of climate change on India. India has emerged as one of the most vulnerable countries in the world, with a high-dependence on climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water resources, natural ecosystems and forestry, health, sanitation, infrastructure and energy. This necessitates a rapid response by the government, especially in light of recent global negotiations. In this context, an attempt is made to present findings thus far on the potential vulnerability to the effects of climate change in India’s key sectors. This paves the way for an argument to ensure current and future policy development in India incorporate climate change adaptation. We argue that currently available scientific knowledge is adequate to plan and implement adaptation practices in India. A strategy for adaptation to be mainstreamed into the planning process is also presented.

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Additional Information: © 2014 International Journal of Applied Economics and Econometrics
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
India Observatory
Asia Centre
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:48

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