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The National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report released

The National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report released

Recently, the Ministry of Science and Technology has released the National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report, under the Climate Change Program (CCP) of the Department of Science and Technology.

Through the National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report, such states have been identified which are highly sensitive from the point of view of climate change. This report identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India with respect to current climate risk and key drivers of vulnerability.

The title of this report is “Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework”.

As per the National Climate Assessment Report, a climate vulnerability map has also been released to identify the state of climate change in India.

Highlights of the report:

  • A total of 94 delegates from 24 states and 2 union territories jointly participated in the nationwide exercise by the DST and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
  • The National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Report has declared Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, Orissa and West Bengal as highly vulnerable to climate
  • Among the states considered vulnerable, more than 60% of the districts of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand are in the category of highly vulnerable
  • It was said in the report that, in terms of climate change, climate-sensitive efforts should be made in these highly vulnerable states.
  • The report said that, according to both the number and severity, the situation of climate change is continuously
  • With the help of the Climate Vulnerability Map, states and districts vulnerable to such changes will be identified, which will help in initiating climate-related actions at the grassroots
  • Mapping the states and districts of India that are vulnerable to such changes will help initiating climate action at the ground

Vulnerability:

Vulnerability or insecurity is a condition of harm to a person, community or region, which is not under the control of humans. In other words, it is the extent of risk at which an individual or community or region is affected.

Source- PIB

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