All articles for the topic: India

Farmers in Maharashtra

Agro-met services and farmer responsiveness to advisories

This book chapter examines the importance of agro-met services for delivering crop and weather information, and the responses of farmers to these services in Maharashtra, India. 

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Global warming of 1.5°C and higher brings profound challenges to semi-arid regions

This page collects together key messages and outputs from the ASSAR project relevant to global warming of 1.5°C and higher.

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engaging the private sector in financing climate adaptation

Engaging the private sector in financing adaptation to climate change

The ACT learning brief presents a framework of five approaches that policymakers, practitioners and donors can use to motivate the private sector to invest in climate change adaptation.

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Heat stress in Maharashtra, India

This policy brief examines the vulnerability of communities living in semi-arid Maharashtra to be negatively affected by heat-related stress and the increasing health implications thereof. 

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hotspots for change in semi-arid India

This paper used satellite images and data to identify areas in semi-arid India that have experienced land use and land cover changes over the last 3 decades and explores their potential drivers

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Life histories

Understanding vulnerabilities through life histories

This article demonstrates how life histories can provide a dynamic and robust methodology to understanding household responses to risks and livelihood vulnerabilities in semi-arid India.

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Water budgeting board in Maharashtra

When adaptation barriers and enablers intersect

This report highlights findings of the interactions between barriers and enablers in four semi-arid regions, and how these interactions shape the underlying conditions for adaptation action.

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Gender in India

The gendered challenges of food security

This article provides key findings from ASSAR study sites in the semi-arid regions of Africa and India, where gender was found to have a large role in how food security is affected.

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BEEP

Building Energy Efficiency

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project is a bilateral cooperation project aimed at mainstreaming energy-efficient and thermally comfortable building design in India.

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Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

This Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project analyses the role of climate change in affecting the hydrological regimes of Kenya, Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh. 

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Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region

This manual provides a common framework for climate vulnerability and risk assessment, a methodology for its application and guidelines for mainstreaming adaptation planning in development plans.

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Climate change, migration and adaptation in deltas

Summary of key findings from the Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project which ran 2014-2018 and focused on African and Asian deltas.

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The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report: increasing risk of heatwaves in African cities

Suzanne Carter, CDKN Country Engagement Coordinator, highlights why we need to start seriously considering the risk of extreme heat in African cities, following the release of the IPCC’s 1.5 Report.

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Even half a degree of warming matters for South Asia’s urban poor

Aditi Paul of CDKN Asia reflects on the revelations in the IPCC’s 1.5°C Special Report and its implications, including key messages for cities.

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Climate-Resilient Agriculture in South Asia: An analytical framework and insights from practice

The paper explores entry-points for and examples of climate resilient agriculture (CRA) in South Asia, and the current challenges and knowledge gaps affecting it's implementation.

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CRWM Framework

Climate-Resilient Water Management: An operational framework from South Asia

The paper presents a conceptual framework for Climate-Resilient Water Management (CRWM) and provides examples of CRWM interventions developed and deployed by the ACT programme across SE Asia.

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Heat Stress, Vulnerability and health impacts

This working paper from ASSAR examines vulnerability of rural communities to heat stress in the semi-arid villages in Maharashtra state in India. 

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Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change within governance systems in South Asia

The paper introduces a general analytical framework for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change within governance systems.

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Assessing climate vulnerability and risk in the Indian Himalayan region

This science brief provides a general guidance on conducting a climate risk assessment in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Flood Risk and Early Warning Systems

Flood risk and Early Warning Systems in the Indian Himalayas

This science brief provides an example of an integrated adaptation response involving long term monitoring and an Early Warning System (EWS) in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Mountain and Lowland Linkages

Mountain and lowland linkages: A Climate Change perspective in the Himalayas

This science brief highlights the linkages between upland and lowland areas with respect to specific themes in mountain ecosystems. 

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Ecosystem Based Adaptation

An integrated response to climate change in the Indian Himalayan Region

This brief emphasizes the need to adopt an EbA approach in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) to enhance the climate resilience of communities dependent on natural resources.

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eba valuation

Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of EbA Measures

This sourcebook assists in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts EbA valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making.

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IHCAP

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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