(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: States Vulnerable to Climate Change

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: States Vulnerable to Climate Change

Topic: States Vulnerable to Climate Change


  • Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, (Distinguished Fellow, TERI)
  • Abinash Mohanty, (Programme Lead, CEEW)

Topic Description:

Eight states — Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal — are highly vulnerable to climate change, according to a national climate vulnerability assessment report.

The assessment by researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology at Mandi and Guwahati, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, has used the intergovernmental panel on climate change’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to define vulnerability and make state and district-wise assessments.

According to them, these states, mostly in the eastern part of the country, require prioritisation of adaptation interventions.

Among all states, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand have over 60 percent districts in the category of highly vulnerable districts.

Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Sikkim and Punjab have been categorised as lower-middle vulnerable states. Uttarakhand, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Nagaland, Goa and Maharashtra have been categorised as states with low vulnerability.

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Courtesy: RSTV