ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Climate Change and Domestic Mitigation Efforts

Climate change can manifest itself in gradual changes in temperature, precipitation and a rise in sea level, resulting in changes in the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme events. Climate change will impact different regions and sectors differently based on their sensitivity and adaptive capacity, and therefore their vulnerability. For the Indian economy, which mainly depends on natural resources, climate change could represent an additional stress on agriculture, forestry, coastlines, water resources and human health. This paper discusses future emissions scenarios in India, highlighting the extent of India?s vulnerability to climate change, and critically analyses the initiatives undertaken at home to mitigate GHG emissions.

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