GIZ: The Indo-German project Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI, www.ccarai.org) is pleased to announce the launch of the book “Adaptation to Climate Change with a Focus on Rural Areas and India“. The publication provides an overview of the main issues in current adaptation discussions and suggests adaptation options in six different fields related to rural areas:
- Water resources
- Coastal zones
- Disaster risk management
For each of these topics the following questions are addressed:
How does climate change impact the sector or area of work?
What does adaptation mean specifically in the sector or area of work?
Which technical and policy options are available to address adaptation needs at different levels?
How are adaptation to climate change and mitigation of green-house gasses related in the sector or area of work?
Concepts and approaches for adaptation and its integration into development planning are described. Examples from India, as well as other parts of the world, are employed to illustrate how existing theory can be put into practice.
The book was jointly published by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in October 2011. The authors are international and Indian adaptation practitioners and academics.
By: Ilona Porsché & Anna Kalisch, Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI)
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