National climate vulnerability assessment has identifies eight eastern states as highly vulnerable to climate change. The report has identified Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal as states highly vulnerable to climate change. These states, mostly in the eastern part of the country, require prioritization of adaptation interventions, the report pointed out.
The report titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’ was released by Department of Science and Technology Secretary Prof Ashutosh Sharma yesterday. He said, we have seen how extreme events are on rise both in terms of their number and severity. Mapping the parts of India that are vulnerable to such changes will help initiating climate actions at the ground level, he said.
The report should be made easily accessible to all stakeholders so that it can benefit climate-vulnerable communities across India through the development of better-designed climate change adaptation projects, Prof Sharma said. A total of 94 representatives from 24 states and 2 Union Territories participated in the nationwide exercise jointly supported by the DST and the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC).
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