In 2015 climate change issues rode in on an ominous and ferocious sequence of weather events in South Asia. Members of ASSAR's South Asian team contemplate the current and future concerns for India's semi-arid ecosystems under this changing climate.
With climate change posed to intensify existing socio-economic vulnerabilities in India, Sumetee Pahwa from the Indian Institute of Human Settlements questions what the impacts of climate change will be in urban areas.
To leverage the strengths of the AgMIP initiative in our chosen transects, ASSAR-South Asia organised a training program at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bengaluru from 31st March-7th April 2015.
The ASSAR-India team led by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore (IIHS) recently held its second national Consultation on Climate Change Adaptation in India on 17th and 18th April at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
Chandni Singh from the Indian Institute of Human Settlements describes the journey that the ASSAR South Asia team took to an extraordinary site of ecological restoration and social upliftment in India.
Pranietha Mudliar, IIHS 2014 Intern and Doctoral Researcher at the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University writes about her interesting adventures doing her PhD field work.
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) hosted an International Consultation on Climate Change Adaptation in India and Africa at its Bangalore City Campus on the 9th October 2014. The event brought together national and international participants from government, academia, civil society, research and practice to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities of adaptation at scale in India and Africa.
Arjun Srinivas, a researcher in ASSAR's India team, explains that the challenge for policymakers is to establish a robust policy architecture that is flexible, forward-thinking and enables farmers to adapt to disruptions.