Stabilizing the global climate is the great challenge of the 21st century. Temperatures have exceeded global averages for 37 consecutive years.
India’s economy is closely tied to natural resources like agriculture, water and forests. Even a small rise in temperature can negatively affect the economy, environment and communities. Research shows that with a 2°C to 3.5°C rise in temperature, India’s farmers may lose 9 percent to 25 percent of their net revenues, which may decrease the country’s GDP by 1.8 percent to 3.4 percent.
WRI India engages with businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local and national levels to both mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.
We create credible performance tracking systems at the national, policy and industrial levels to measure progress toward meeting domestic climate, energy and development goals. Our greenhouse gas accounting frameworks help businesses, cities and the country measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions . And together with local partners, we develop practical tools and solid analysis to integrate adaptation into development initiatives in Indian cities and rural communities.
Scaling Up Good Adaptation Practices: Building Evidence for Better Adaptation Programming and PolicyEnhancing the climate resilience of vulnerable communities and the adaptive capacities of institutions in India to promote climate compatible development
This has been a year of unsurmountable loss for all of us – several have lost our health, our dear ones, our belongings, our livelihoods and our peace of mind, to a pandemic and a series of natural disasters.