Climate Change Adaptation: Services and Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in India

Submitted by Michael Rastall | published 11th Mar 2015 | last updated 14th Oct 2019

Abstract

Changing climate is one the most challenging issue that humankind is facing and its intensity seems to be more throbbing in the time to come. In order to overcome the alarming situation of climate change, mitigation and adaptation are two alternatives. On one hand, the mitigation is gradual and long term process however on other adaptation is usually based on quick responses to the changing scenario. Adaptation requires effective and timely delivery and exchange of all supporting mechanism and meteorological information, thus successful adaptation to climate change necessitate the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) to disseminate the information in multifarious ways. ICT not only reduce the time lag but also systemically transform the information through networked governance. ICTs can play a crucial role in supporting public outreach, building a data base, creating awareness for the adaptation against the impact of climate change and thus secure well being of biophysical entities. 

Suggested citation

Anup Prakash Upadhyay, Arvind Bijalwan. Climate Change Adaptation: Services and Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in India. American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 70-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20150401.20