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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
National Designated Entity
Type of organisation: Government/Ministry
Name: 
Mr. Ravi Shanker Prasad
Position: 
Joint Secretary
Phone: 
+91 11 436 2436 / 0861
Emails: 
ravis.prasad@nic.in

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Watershed development in India: Economic valuation and adaptation considerations

    Type: 
    Publication
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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.

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

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    Publication
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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.

  • Cutting cotton carbon emissions: findings from Warangal, India

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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    WWF-India is working with farmers in Warangal district of India to promote better management practices (BMPs) in cotton so as to reduce the environmental impact associated with the overuse of inputs and resources. This paper examines a pilot project to estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of cotton production systems, comparing traditionally grown cotton with BMP cotton.

  • Measuring Irrigation Subsidies in Andhra Pradesh and Southern India: An Application of the GSI Method for quantifying subsidies

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    In India, as elsewhere, subsidies account for a significant portion of government expenditure. Government subsidies account for 14% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP); among the various subsidies, irrigation subsidies are significant. Assessing the scale of irrigation subsidies is a major challenge. A variety of different sources hold information and data; there is also a lack of clear incentives for stakeholders to gather the necessary data for accurate subsidy estimation.

  • Farmers in a Changing Climate: Does Gender Matter? Food security in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This report presents the findings of research undertaken in six villages in two drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh in India Mahbubnagar and Anantapur. This FAO study uses gender, institutional, and climate analyses to document the trends in climate variability that men and women farmers are facing and their responses to ensure food security. The research uses gender-sensitive qualitative and quantitative methods and gender analysis techniques to capture the voices of both men and women and quantify the degree to which men’s and women’s responses to climate variability differ.

  • Payments for ecosystem services schemes: project-level insights on benefits for ecosystems and the rural poor.

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    Publication
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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    Payments  for  ecosystem  services (PES)  provide a market based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This investigation sought  to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services,  while  also  benefitting  local  livelihoods and ensuring pro-poor outcomes.Based on an internet survey of 36 PES projects, including water-bio-diversity and carbon- leading  attributes, and analysis of a sub-set of nine case studies, we explore a range of insights and commonalities between projects.

  • Media perceptions and portrayals of pastoralists in Kenya, India and China

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Monday, April 1, 2013
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    Through the analysis of newspaper articles and a survey of journalists, this publication identifies gaps and highlights differences in how the media portray pastoralism in Kenya, China and India. In discussing their methodology, the authors note that their reliance on national, English-language publications meant that they were not able to include data from vernacular language press in pastoral regions.Although able to make significant contributions to food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity, the benefits of pastoralism often go unnoticed.

  • Where the rain falls: climate change, food and livelihood security, and migration

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    Publication
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    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    This comparative study highlights that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The empirical research is based on eight country case studies, including a 1,300 household survey and participatory research sessions involving 2,000 individuals. The results reveal that migration is an important risk management strategy for vulnerable households. Land scarce households trying to cope with food insecurity send migrants during the hunger season to find food or money to buy food.

  • Achieving food security in the face of climate change: final report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, March 1, 2012
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    Approach: 

    This report, released by the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, identifies a set of clear actions to be undertaken by key stakeholders to achieve food security in the context of climate change. It reasons that widespread uptake of sustainable practices in agriculture and food supply chains is essential to meet current and future threats to food security and environmental resilience. It outlines the threats as follows:

  • Adaptive policymaking for agriculture and water resources

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    Publication
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    Saturday, January 1, 2005
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    In 2005, IDRC provided CA $1,000,000 to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to support a four-year research collaboration with TERI of India. These institutes will study the adaptation of agricultural communities that have experienced environmental change in the last two decades.

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