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Eight eastern states identified as highly vulnerable by National climate vulnerability assessment

  • Category
    Environment
  • Published
    26th Apr, 2021

The National climate vulnerability assessment report is released by Department of Science and Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology.

Context

The National climate vulnerability assessment report is released by Department of Science and Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology.

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About the Report

  • The report is titled as ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’.
  • Objective: The report identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India with respect to current climate risk and key drivers of vulnerability.
  • Foundation: The report is based on the vulnerability assessment of the climate impact.
  • Significance: The mapping the parts of India which are vulnerable for climate changes will help initiating climate actions at the ground level.
    • The report will help the states for initiating climate action.
    • The assessments will contribute towards the development of more targeted climate change projects.
    • It will support the implementation of the State Action Plans on Climate Change.
    • It will also support the Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
    • The assessments under the report will also support India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change.
  • Conduction of Study: The nation-wide exercise was jointly supported by the DST and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC).

 What are the key findings?

  • The report has identifiedJharkhand, Mizoram, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal as the states which are highly vulnerable to climate change.
  • These states lie mostly in the eastern part of the country and require prioritization of adaptation and interventions.
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