Date: Jun 29, 2020

This webinar will be livecast from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. IST.

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Storms are commonplace in the Sundarbans area on the northern Bay of Bengal. With global warming on the rise, storms are becoming frequent. Increased population in the region is putting greater number of people at risk.

When a cyclone hits the Sundarbans, attempts are made to contain environmental degradation. Economic progresses on account of big cyclones get severely derailed. A continued situation only exacerbates suffering of people that result in poverty and developmental deficits. This is but one example of environmental change making lives and livelihoods difficult.

A ‘business-as-usual’ outlook post a natural calamity only results in mounting risks. Strategic and managed retreat — on the other hand — from at-risk locations, can deliver on the development and conservation goals. It can help build on climate resilience as well.


Opening remarksNilanjan Ghosh, Director, ORF Kolkata 

Address by speakerA.R. Siders, Faculty, Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy, University of Delaware

ModerationAnamitra Anurag Danda, Senior Visiting Fellow, ORF Kolkata