Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
How Can India Build Climate Resilience?

26 Oct 2021   |   1530–1715 IST

India is already experiencing a preview of the large-scale disasters and socio-economic upheaval that extreme events could create. India's development is intricately linked to creating adequate mitigation capacity to respond to these climate risks, which are endangering power, housing, transport, and industry infrastructure – especially along the coasts – and vulnerable communities with low adaptive capacity. Further, with weather-related insurance losses mounting, there are warning signs that climate change could trigger the next financial crisis. Therefore, the need for low-cost finance, and climate-proofing of communities, infrastructure and economies, is critical.

In this pre-COP session, we will explore ways to take climate risk assessments from theory to implementation and spur innovations in systems, finance, and technologies to climate-proof populations and economies. We will also launch CEEW's new study, 'Mapping India's Climate Vulnerability: A District-level Assessment'.

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Key Speakers


    Kamal Kishore

    Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

    Co-chair, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)


    Marco Toscano-Rivalta

    Chief - Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)


    Osvaldo L. L. Moraes

    Chair, BRICS Working Group on Climate Change

    Director, Centro de Monitoramento e Alerta de Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN)


    Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan

    AVSM & Bar, VSM (Retd), Director-General

    National Maritime Foundation


    Seema Arora

    Deputy Director General

    Confederation of Indian Industry


    Alastair Norris

    ET Consultant - Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance

    World Bank


    Esha Roy

    Senior Assistant Editor

    The Indian Express


    Shloka Nath

    Acting CEO

    India Climate Collaborative


    Arunabha Ghosh