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Republic of India

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Lower-middle-income economies
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Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

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  • Farmers in a changing climate: does gender matter?

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    Friday 1 January 2010
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    Is there a strong gender dimension to experiences with climate variability and coping strategies? This publication on the topic of food security in Andrha Pradesh, India finds that there is. It is a report on a study carried out by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The research was undertaken in six villages in two drought-prone districts: Mahbudnagar and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • National and regional impacts of climate change on malaria by 2030

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    Saturday 1 January 2011
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    This paper analyses impacts of climate change on malaria transmission at the national and regional level in India, with emphasis on the Himalayan region, northeastern states, the Western Ghats and coastal areas under the aegis of NATCOM II and the up Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA). It seeks to elicit the most vulnerable areas of malaria due to climate change and pave the way for identifying remedial measures for addressing the potential threat in the country.

  • Climate change and human health: Indian context

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    Friday 1 June 2012
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    Climate change can have direct negative consequences on a number of health indices, due to climate affecting water, air quality, disease and physical comfort. As the risk of increasingly variable and severe climatic change is becoming more apparent, the aim of this article is to review the current understanding of the potential effects on health in the Indian context and identify scope for addressing problems.

  • A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

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    Tuesday 1 January 2013
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    With climate change predicted to cause an increase in extreme temperatures in India, there is a significant risk that heat-waves, which already cause significant public health issues including thousands of deaths, could get considerably more dangerous. This study, published in the open access International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, seeks to address a knowledge gap regarding the identification of vulnerability indicators among slum-dwellers to heat-related health issues.

  • Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Madura

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    Wednesday 1 January 2014
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    This document concludes that gaps in Madurai’s ‘green-blue infrastructure’ are perhaps the most pressing nexus of challenges the city needs to address to safeguard its long term future. The range of issues of particular importance include increasing demand for water resources, poor water distribution infrastructure, and contamination of existing supplies. When combined, these issues could constrain the capability of Madurai to grow and prosper in the future as the needs of the city and wider region grow.

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

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    Monday 10 March 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.

  • How healthy are the children of Indian Sundarbans?

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    Saturday 1 June 2013
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    This report highlights the vulnerability of children in the Indian Sundarbans to health shocks. This is due to under-nutrition and the high prevalence of common communicable diseases. It focuses Patharpratima, as a representative block of the Sundarbans.

  • Gender, Water and Development

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    Friday 1 July 2005
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    There is a renewed global commitment to 'water for all'. Yet even though women are usually responsible for domestic water provision, their needs and voices continue to be marginalised in the development process. A close analysis of current policy and practice shows that organisations providing improved water supplies to poor communities typically neglect the gendered nature of access to and control over water resources. The resulting gender bias causes injustices and inefficiencies in water provision and reduces the effectiveness of well-meant efforts.

  • Technology Justice and Faecal Sludge Management

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    Sunday 1 January 2017
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    Tackling the second-generation sanitation challenge in South Asia. While globally rates of access to improved sanitation remain woefully low, Bangladesh stands out as a country that has made remarkable progress in eliminating the scourge of open defecation. However, across the country’s growing urban centres, this success has created a so-called ‘second-generation’ sanitation challenge of how to deal safely with the faecal sludge collected from pit latrines and septic tanks. This challenge is likely to be replicated in many other countries as access to sanitation improves.

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

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    Thursday 1 March 2012
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    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:

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