This book discusses the various salient points on the costs of adaptation, with specific reference to India. It looks at the key areas of health, coastal zones, water, agriculture, forests, and ecosystems, and evaluates the feasible measures needed to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. The costs of these measures are enumerated in the book and compared to current and projected programmes. The books discusses the various aspects involved in understanding adaptation to climate change in India, and estimating the costs of dealing with it and assessing where the expenditures have to be directed so that poor and vulnerable people are not worse off as a result of the climate change. It should help in the negotiations on global funding for adaptation as well as help design cost-efficient and equitable solutions in the various sectors mentioned above. The book is based on a research that was carried out by TERI, in collaboration with the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).
- Key areas of health, coastal zones, water, agriculture, and forest ecosystems are covered for holistically assessing the cost of adaptation.
- The costs of various measures are compared to current and projected programmes and policies.
- An essential read for researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and others concerned with responses to climate change.
- A guide to assist negotiations on global funding for adaptation
- A tool to design cost-efficient and equitable solutions to reduce climate change vulnerability.