From: Archita Bhatta and Athar Parvaiz, SciDevNet, More from this Affiliate
Published March 8, 2013 07:29 AM

India needs micro-level data for climate action

India needs micro-level scientific assessment at the state, district and village levels for effective planning and implementation of measures to combat climate change, a national workshop has highlighted. The workshop on climate-resilient development, organized last month (13 February), discussed integrating climate change into development programs in semi-arid regions like Bundelkhand in central India.

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Participants pointed to how lack of micro-level climate change information at the state and district level was affecting planning and implementation of climate resilient development in Bundelkhand.

"We need scientific assessment of the vulnerabilities of each state that can predict weather and climate impacts, and also greenhouse gas inventories," said Lokendra Thakkar, general manager and coordinator at the climate change division of the Madhya Pradesh state government.

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