Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
State of Climate Extreme Events in India: Are We Prepared?

10 Dec 2020   |   1430–1600 hrs IST

India is already experiencing a preview of the large-scale disasters and socio-economic upheaval that could be created by climate extreme events without adequate mitigation strategies. India’s future growth is now intricately linked to climate risks. Investments in hard infrastructure, such as housing, transport, power, and industries especially along the coasts will be at risk, while vulnerable communities with low adaptive capacity will be most severely hit. Additionally, with weather-related insurance losses mounting, there are warning signs of climate change triggering the next financial crisis.

During the session, we will discuss how mainstreaming climate risk assessment can help relevant stakeholders make climate-proof decisions and investments.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Specialist


Key Speakers


    Sandeep Poundrik


    Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure


    Animesh Kumar

    Officer-in-Charge and Deputy Chief

    Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


    Dipak Gyawali

    Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology and

    Former Water Resources Minister, Nepal


    Shloka Nath

    Executive Director

    India Climate Collaborative


    Jayashree Nandi

    Environment Journalist

    Hindustan Timmes


    Arunabha Ghosh