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Fishing settlement affected by the 2004 Tsunami and Cyclone Gaja in Akkaraipattai, Nagapattinam (Photo credits: Chandni Singh)

Recovery with Dignity

The Recovery with Dignity project aims to understand the experiences of recovery in post-disaster situations across three states in India – Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. 

 

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The KE4CAP Project

The Stepping-Up Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platforms project provides a forum for platform teams to learn from each other and work together to address challenges.

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Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change in India

This report describes how gender has been mainstreamed in the CCA-RAI project through a gender analysis and the implementation of a gender strategy.

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Persistent Gender and Social Exclusion in Development

This article describes why policies supporting climate change adaptation in mountains must consider gender and how it interacts with other factors such as class/caste, ethnicity and geography.

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Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

With regard to climate change adaptation, SMEs in emerging economies face significant financing challenges. Here, adelphi presents 6 innovative bottom-up approaches from India, Thailand and Uganda.

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Degraded soils cannot support lives

India has just declared that it will restore 21 million hectares of degraded land. However, this can only be done by community-level engagement and providing based inputs for replication. 

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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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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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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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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 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: 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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Life in Hebbal Settlement, Bangalore, India

The ASSAR urban research team at IIHS created a video from drawings at sites in the informal settlement of Hebbal where many interstate migrant waste pickers from West Bengal live.

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Preparing for Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) in India

As part of the ASSAR project stakeholders from Bangalore’s government, civil society, and private and academic sectors met at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus to think about Bangalore's water future.

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Heat wave in Phalodi, India, 2016

On Thursday 19 May 2016, the Indian city of Phalodi reached 51°C. The Raising Risk Awareness project studied whether human-induced climate change had any role to play in the extreme weather.

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Establishment of Surat Climate Change Trust

Surat Climate Change Trust (SCCT) was established to engage in urbanization and climate change, to assess urban growth scenarios and to advise local government on sustainable habitat development.

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Adaptation to Climate Change in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana

This project aims to develop strategies for reducing negative impacts on rain-fed agriculture production systems, and bridging adaptation activity at the national level with that at the local level.

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Chennai flood 2015 case studies

Case studies of how different sectors built resilience during the 2015 Chennai floods provide insights into local actions. Understanding the actions can improve preparedness for extreme events.

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Addressing flooding in the city of Surat beyond its boundaries

This paper describes the flood risks faced by Surat, India. It also reviews measures being taken to reduce flood risks – and how climate change is likely to affect such risks.

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Future Proofing of an Indian City – Lessons from Madurai

Future proofing Indian cities is an innovative approach that engages multiple stakeholders in strengthening the blue-green infrastructure of cities in the context of urbanisation and climate change.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from India

This policy brief explores the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, in India.

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Helping Communities Cope with Climate Change in the Bay of Bengal

Paribartan works with communities to create plans to address climate impacts, improve ability to cope with these impacts, test innovative practices and share lessons for advocacy and replication.

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