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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

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

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • The green economy in the G-20, post-Mexico: implications for India

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    India’s embrace of ‘green growth’ is linked to its membership of the G-20 group, which had adopted the concept as a key priority at the Seoul G-20 Leaders’ Summit in 2010. India had historically interpreted carbon emission controls as an unfair burden on its fossil fuel-fired quest for poverty reduction through economic growth, but the idea of green growth has changed the terms of the debate.

  • Impact of climate change on life & livelihood of Dalits: An exploratory study from disaster risk reduction lens

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    Sunday, December 1, 2013
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    Dalit people are a highly vulnerable group, especially with regard to climate change, given both their high dependence on natural resources, and social, political, and economic exclusion inhibiting their adaptive capacity. This exploratory study on the impact of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of Dalits in India has been conducted by the National Dalit Watch of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, in collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development.

  • Watershed development in India: Economic valuation and adaptation considerations

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    Sunday, December 1, 2013
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    This paper explores how watershed development, an ecosystem-based approach for development of rain-fed regions in India, is gaining traction and political support, and its potential contribution to poverty reduction, food security, and climate change adaptation. It examines how economic valuation can improve our understanding of watershed development and how to overcome challenges related to data collection, valuing direct and indirect benefits, and climate change adaptation.

  • Energy, development and climate change: Striking a balance

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    Saturday, February 1, 2014
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    This report focuses on rural energy needs in India, in particular energy for subsistence for livelihoods, mobility or infrastructure. It argues that in charting out a developmental pathway which is ecologically sustainable, India has a wider spectrum of choices precisely because it is at an early stage of development. It is highlighted that adaptation and mitigation go hand-in-hand and cannot really be separated.

  • Drought in Jalna: community-based adaptation to extreme climate events in Maharashtra

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    This booklet is based on outcomes from a two-year Indo-Norwegian research and capacity development project titled, ‘Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adaptation in India (EVA)’. The findings draw upon empirical data from rural communities in Jalna District in the dryland region of Marathwada of Maharashtra.

  • Neonates in Ahmedabad, India, during the 2010 heat wave: a climate change adaptation study

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    Monday, March 10, 2014
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    The effects of heat on childbirth and neonatal care within non-temperature controlled environments have only been minimally researched. Given the high vulnerability of pregnant women and newborn babies to increased heat, it is important that this is rectified before the effects of climate change become any worse. This study, conducted at the at the SCL General Hospital, which serves a primarily low income population in Ahmedabad, India, examines a three month period (April - June) over three consecutive years (2009-2011), to isolate the impact on health of the heat wave in May 2010.

  • Indian Sundarbans Delta: a vision

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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    This document highlights the need for climate change adaptation solutions in the Indian Sundarbans Delta and proposes an alternative scenario to the ‘business as usual'.

  • Community-based adaptation and differential vulnerability

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    Sunday, June 1, 2014
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    Policy brief no. 2 from the Indo-Norwegian research collaboration on climate change adaptation: Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adptation in India (EVA): a pilot study.

  • Participatory assessment of adaptation options: climate chenge and extreme drought in Marathwada

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    Sunday, June 1, 2014
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    Policy brief no. 3 from the Indo-Norwegian research collaboration on climate change adaptation: Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adptation in India (EVA): a pilot study.

  • Governing extreme droughs: enabling community-based aaptation in Marathwada

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    Sunday, June 1, 2014
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    Policy brief no. 4 from the Indo-Norwegian research collaboration on climate change adaptation: Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adptation in India (EVA): a pilot study.

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