Govt to launch climate vulnerability map of India soon

A common set of indicators will be used for vulnerability-profiling and ranking of 650 districts all over the country

Rising sea levels, increasing number of extreme weather events, urban floods, changing temperature and rainfall patterns are the impacts of climate change being felt in many parts of the country and not just coastal areas or hilly regions.

For preparing communities and people to meet the challenge arising out of such changes, information specific to a state or even district is needed because such impacts of climate change are not uniform. In order to meet this need, a pan India climate vulnerability assessment map is being developed.

The map is being developed under a joint project of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

“Such climate vulnerability atlas has already been developed for 12 states in the Indian Himalayan Region, using a common framework,” said Akhilesh Gupta, head of the climate change programme at DST, while speaking at a national media consultation on climate change in New Delhi on September 27, 2019.  

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