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National Climate Vulnerability Assessment : Key Findings

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.