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Climate Resilience

Climate Resilience

The climate resilience team envisions a future where institutions, infrastructure, economies, and people are insulated from the risks of a changing climate. We examine, identify, assess and predict risks related to extreme climate events such as floods, droughts, and cyclones, variabilities in temperature and rainfall, and the compounding impacts of associated climate events at the national and sub-national levels. We also work closely with state and district-level authorities to develop climate-action and disaster management plans. Further, we build tools to assess community resilience and adaptation capabilities and help climate-proof lives and livelihoods.

  • 8/10 Indians

    reside in districts vulnerable to extreme climate events
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2021
  • ~USD 79.5 billion

    losses India’s suffered due to extreme climate events from 2000-2019
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2020
  • 1/3 districts in India

    are experiencing a swapping trend where traditional flood-prone areas are becoming drought-prone and/or vice-versa.
    Source: CEEW analysis, 2020

Watch Faces of Climate Resilience — a 16-part short documentary series highlighting climate adaptation and resilience at India's grassroots — here.

  • “Through this MoU (with CEEW), we will be able to conduct joint research, build capacity development programmes and leverage expertise on various topics critical to addressing increasing climate and disaster risks to infrastructure. As we start to identify areas of collaboration, we need to focus on actionable research.”

    Amit Prothi

    Director General

    Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • “I commend CEEW on this pioneering effort to assess the climate vulnerability of Indian districts using a comprehensive and integrated framework that can also be scaled up across regions and countries. This report would be useful for policymakers, administrative authorities and civil society organisations in designing and implementing evidence-based solutions for disaster risk reduction.”

    Kamal Kishore

    Member and Secretary

    National Disaster Management Authority of India

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