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Climate change and food security in India
May 23, 2023

Climate change and food security in India

Climate change has added to the enormity of India’s food security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. This paper provides an overview of the impact of climate change on India’s food security, keeping in mind three dimensions — availability, access, and absorption. It finds that ensuring food security in the face

Climate change and food security in the Global South
Nov 17, 2022

Climate change and food security in the Global South

The Global South experiences a disproportionate impact of climate change which in turn leads to food insecurity

Climate change and geostrategic ocean governance in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 14, 2022

Climate change and geostrategic ocean governance in the Indo-Pacific

Marine ecology is increasingly threatened by military exercises in oceans; India can take the lead in ensuring sustainability in military practices

Climate change and human security: Building a framework for action
Apr 05, 2011

Climate change and human security: Building a framework for action

The climate narrative is beginning to exert itself in the development processes of poor countries. The impact of climate negotiations, and green capitalism that is rearing its head, are some elements that will define climate and security for India and other developing countries.

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the BIMSTEC Region: Towards a Suitable Response
May 11, 2023

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the BIMSTEC Region: Towards a Suitable Response

Global warming threatens lives and livelihoods across the Bay of Bengal region. With about nine million people living in low-lying coastal areas in these littoral countries, it is important to understand the changes in key climate variables in the region—primary of which is sea-level rise—and examine the states’ response measures. This brief describes the strategies being taken by countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?
May 05, 2023

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?

A close study of how climate change influences the Maldivian economy will help analyse its adaptation needs and identify future opportunities

Climate change and women: A crisis within a crisis
Sep 02, 2022

Climate change and women: A crisis within a crisis

In addressing the urgent crisis of climate change, it is crucial to acknowledge the gender dimension of its impacts, and for that to be reflected in t

Climate change and youth: Policymakers can learn significantly from the ‘mature’ cohort of young climate warriors
Dec 09, 2021

Climate change and youth: Policymakers can learn significantly from the ‘mature’ cohort of young climate warriors

After years of unfulfilled promises on climate change by states, the youth of today are taking action to mitigate climate change through various initi

Climate change fueling climate migration
Dec 19, 2022

Climate change fueling climate migration

Adequate policies need to be adopted to mitigate the growing climate change-induced migrations

Climate change may kill data sovereignty
Jan 16, 2024

Climate change may kill data sovereignty

Climate change is impacting data centres that are vital for a country's digital development. It is critical, therefore, for data centre strategies to

Climate change meets global hypocrisy
Jul 04, 2012

Climate change meets global hypocrisy

The alchemists of capitalism have turned the sparse carbon into 'carbon real estate,' available for sale to the highest bidder. The weak and poor have been priced out. And at the G20, we have just offered to subsidise the rich to buy more.

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India
Aug 29, 2022

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India

There is an urgent need for a comprehensive examination of the impact of climate change on food security.

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change
Apr 11, 2022

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change

This year’s IPCC covers the demand-side mitigation and states that it can help reduce emission by 40-70 percent by 2050

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges
Jun 04, 2024

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges

As the challenges of climate change and its impact become a major part of public discourse, they are gaining increased momentum in institutional polit

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict
Mar 21, 2024

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict

Unless adequate measures are taken in Africa, the continent will remain caught in the deadly web of water stress, hunger, and poverty

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change
Sep 13, 2023

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change

The authors propose an 'India exception' in global climate talks as the only realistic pathway to a global climate deal, which could also be a key tool in cementing stronger ties between India and the US, two critical actors in the evolving international order.

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change
Nov 16, 2023

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change

The climate crisis has become a leading concern in the Middle East and the upcoming COP28 climate conference in the UAE serves as a pivotal platform t

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change
May 12, 2023

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change

Will the government’s ambitious mission, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’ eventually prove to be a missed opportunity? Earmarking funds worth 10 percent of India’s GDP, the mission not only aims to respond to the devastating blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to serve as a long-term roadmap to growth. It is largely hinged on business-as-usual practices, including providing a push to the coal sector, which may be under

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye
Jan 12, 2022

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye

Is Big Tech using financial metrics and emission-based metrics to evade accountability?

BIMSTEC and climate change: Setting a common agenda
Oct 18, 2017

BIMSTEC and climate change: Setting a common agenda

The BIMSTEC region is among the most vulnerable in the world from increased threat due to climate change. In the foreseeable future, climate change is projected to affect each BIMSTEC member country with greater severity and frequency, thereby impeding their response capacity significantly. This brief explores the vulnerability of the region from climate change and the BIMSTEC-level initiatives that have taken place to address the issue. Although

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads
Apr 05, 2024

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads

Adopting holistic approaches to address the interlinkages between health and other gender-sensitive SDG targets is key to achieving equitable and sust

Combating climate change with a sustainable food system
Jan 13, 2022

Combating climate change with a sustainable food system

A 'global syndemic’ is defined as a pandemic that appears to interact with climate change, undernutrition, and obesity. Together, they pose a monume

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles
May 18, 2020

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles

The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. At the same time, measures to tackle the crisis have affected national economies and grounded global trade to a halt. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as the Seychelles are amongst the countries that have suffered some of the worst economic impacts of the outbreak. The current situation illustrates the global state of unpreparedness for a pandemic and points to similar inadeq

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change
Nov 18, 2014

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change

As part of a three-year research project undertaken by ORF and PRIO to study and analyse urban governance, urban security and environment related trends and concerns in selected regions of India, an international conference was organised on "Emerging Challenges in an Urbanising India: Governance, Security and Climate Change".

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security
May 27, 2024

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security

As we reel under the looming threat of climate change, empowering women in agriculture can help boost productivity levels and ensure food security.

Harnessing the Power of India’s Forests for Climate Change Mitigation
May 12, 2023

Harnessing the Power of India’s Forests for Climate Change Mitigation

Forests help mitigate the impacts of climate change, provide economic benefits for the country, and meet specific facets of India’s sustainable development goals. It is essential, therefore, to revisit India’s forest governance and evaluate the country’s efforts at forest restoration and conservation. This brief examines the current state of India’s forests, explores the effectiveness of forest restoration and conservation measures, and r

How prepared is our military for climate change?
Oct 05, 2013

How prepared is our military for climate change?

The US Navy has already developed a generic "Road Map" against climate change while we are yet to assess the impact of such changes, let alone formulate doctrinal responses. Let us not get caught napping.

India and China should take leadership role at the global climate change platform
May 01, 2013

India and China should take leadership role at the global climate change platform

Britain's former Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the Government Office of Science, Sir David King, has said that both India and China should take a leadership role at the global platform for Climate Change.