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Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Gender sensitive disaster management: a toolkit for practitioners

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Objective: 

    The risks and vulnerabilities that people face from natural disasters are as much a product of their social situation as their physical environment. Vulnerabilities and capacities of individuals and social groups evolve over time and determine people’s abilities to cope with disaster and recover from it. Social networks, power relationships, knowledge and skills, gender roles, health, wealth, and location, all affect risk and vulnerability to disasters and the capacity to respond to them.

  • Climate change risk: a mitigation and adaptation agenda for Indian cities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
    Objective: 

    India is one of the more vulnerable and risk-prone countries in the world, but its population have learned to cope with a wide range of natural and human-made hazards. Rapid population growth, high densities, poverty and high differentials in access to housing, public services and infrastructure have led to an increase in vulnerability, especially in urban centers. This paper considers the needed adaptation and mitigation agenda for cities in India – where the urban population is likely to grow by around 500 million over the next 50 years.

  • Disaster management and climate change: India policy frameworks and responses

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    For decades disaster management in India remained an issue of providing relief and rehabilitation assistance to people affected by natural disasters. Successive disasters and global movements for disaster reduction since the nineties have triggered a paradigm shift in disaster management leading to the creation of new legal and institutional frameworks for disaster management in India. A host of new initiatives have been taken to reduce the risks of disasters.

  • Participatory 3-D modeling for climate change adaptation in India: experience, guiding principles, future opportunities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2012
    Objective: 

    Participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) is a participatory geographic information system (PGIS) method that attempts to convey indigenous experience and spatial knowledge in a digital form that is communicable to researchers and policymakers, theoretically empowering indigenous communities with a voice in the legislative planning and management of natural resources. This manual provides guidelines for the implementation of P3DM for Watershed Organisation Trust’s (WOTR) climate change adaptation projects in India.

  • Energy for rural India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Objective: 

    This research investigates how rural electrification could be achieved in India using different energy sources and what effects this could have for climate change mitigation. It uses the Regional Energy Model (REM) to develop scenarios for rural electrification for the period 2005–2030 and to assess the effects on greenhouse gas emissions, primary energy use and costs. It compares the business-as-usual scenario (BAU) with different electrification scenarios based on electricity from renewable energy, diesel and the grid.

  • Uttarakhand: Development and Ecological Sustainability

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    The devastating floods in Uttarakhand, India, in June 2013 claimed over 6,000 lives and significantly set-back the state’s economy. Much debate in the intervening period has focused on the extent of anthropogenic causes of the disaster and ways in which they can be reduced or eliminated in the future. This paper, produced by Oxfam India, seeks to add to that debate by examining Uttarakhand’s current development pattern in terms of equity and sustainability.

  • The role of education in responding to natural disasters

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    The role for education in natural disaster management that appeared most frequently in the literature is teaching children risk reduction and management material. Children often spread learning to their families and communities and many believe that ‘educating a child is educating a family’. However, disaster preparedness education can be set up for communities also and not just restricted to the school environment.

  • Vulnerability profiling of cities: a framework for climate-resilient urban development in India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    India’s total population is growing, and is becoming increasingly urban. The urban population has increased from 17.97 percent in 1961 to 31.16 percent in 2011. Increasing urbanization has led to the expansion of populations into areas which are exposed to hazards related to climatic events, with a resulting increase in vulnerability of local populations.

  • Urban vulnerability and risk – a key factor for building climate resilient urban development in Indian cities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 

    India is witnessing rapid growth in the urban centers. Urbanization trend is expected to accelerate in coming decades as well. It is projected that the number of cities with a population of more than 1 million will reach to 75 by 2021 from 53 in 2011. Due to diverse physiographic and meteorological conditions, cities in India are exposed to various types of natural hazards.
    This paper examines urban vulnerability and risk to climate change and how this can assist in ensuring climate resilient urban development. Other key messages of the paper are:

  • India’s megacities and climate change: explorations from Delhi and Mumbai

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    Objective: 

    This working paper, produced by the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) centre, concerns a study of climate change discourse in urban India, with a focus on the mega-cities of Dehli and Mumbai. The paper suggests that the policies being articulated to deal with climate issues are premised on incremental changes rather than radical re-planning of Indian cities.

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