Announcement

Launch of UK/India research collaboration on climate change impacts (September, 2012)

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Over the last 4 years DECC and the Indian MoEF have worked collaboratively on a project, funded by DECC, to better understand the potential impacts of climate change.

Over the last 4 years the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) have worked collaboratively on a project, funded by DECC, to better understand the potential impacts of climate change on India and provide adaptation response options in two Indian States. DECC Officials are in Delhi for the final launch event.

The work looks at national level socio-economic impacts of climate change on extreme weather events, water resources and agriculture. In the highly vulnerable state of Orissa, it focuses on cyclones and flooding and in Madhya Pradesh state it focuses on the interaction between water resources and agriculture.

The report is available on the Impacts to adaptation Indo-UK programme on climate change website.