National Climate Vulnerability Assessment:
National climate vulnerability assessment released. The report is titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’.
- It identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India with respect to current climate risk and key drivers of vulnerability.
Key findings of the report:
- It has identified Jharkhand, Mizoram, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal as states highly vulnerable to climate change.
- These states, mostly in the eastern part of the country, require prioritization of adaptation interventions.
Need for vulnerability assessment:
- Mapping the parts of India that are vulnerable to extreme changes will help to initiate climate actions at the ground level.
- The assessment will help Policymakers in initiating appropriate climate actions.
- It will also benefit climate-vulnerable communities across India through the development of better-designed climate change adaptation projects.
- The assessments can further be used for India’s reporting on the Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement.
- And finally, these assessments will support India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change.