India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030
A Commissioned Research Report
This paper is prepared by The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) and Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division (Battelle, PNWD under a contract with SCITOR Corporation. The Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of the Chief Scientist, serving as the Executive Agent for the DNI, supported and funded the contract. India is both a major greenhouse gas emitter and one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to projected climate change. The country is already experiencing changes in climate and the impacts of climate change, including water stress, heat waves and drought, severe storms and flooding, and associated negative consequences on health and livelihoods. This paper addresses the extent to which regions within India are vulnerable to climate change impact. The targeted time frame is to 2030, although various studies referenced in this report have diverse time frames. The research does not draw inferences about the potential for internal or interstate conflict arising out of changes, e.g., in water supply or in likely migration from Bangladesh.
|Location||Araria, Arwal, Aurangabad, Banka, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Buxar, Darbhanga, East Champaran, Gaya, Gopalganj, Jamui, Jehanabad, Kaimur, Katihar, Khagaria, Kishanganj, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Madhubani, Monghyr, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purnea, Rohtas, Saharsa, Samastipur, Saran, Sheohar, Shiekhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali, West Champaran,|
|Theme||resilient villages, resilient livelihoods, resilient basic services, resilient critical infrastructure, resilient cities, miscellaneous,|
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