Climate Change Adaptation in rural areas of India

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Climate Change Adaptation in rural areas of India

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Research and Development

KEY SECTOR:

Livelihood Security

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

2009-2014
Description of Intervention

Four states in India (Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) covering the four agro-climatic zones of India were chosen as location for the project. GIZ and its Indian partners are using a multi-level approach involving several different components for this study. These include conducting a Vulnerability assessment, testing adaptation measures and developing financial instruments for adaptation. The end result of this exercise will be development of state level adaptation plans.

Problems to be Addressed

Climate proofing of rural development programmes

Aims

To improve the adaptability of vulnerable populations to climate change and climatic variations

Objectives

• State-level vulnerability and risk assessments;
• Developing and testing adaptation measures;
• Climate proofing of public investments and rural development programmes;
• Development of financial instruments for adaptation;
• Information and knowledge management; and
• State-level action plans on climate change.

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

Since the project involves vulnerability assessment followed by climate proofing the development programmes, it fits into the CCA concept.

Results / Outputs

Ongoing

Contact Details

MoEF India
e-mail: envisect@nic.in
Website: http://moef.nic.in/index.php
http://moef.nic.in/index.php

GIZ India
e-mail: giz-indien@giz.de
Website: http://www.giz.de

GIZ Netherlands

Ms Ilona Porsché

Email: Ilona.Porsche@giz.de