Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Adaptation for India's cities

ID21 Insights has a new issue with several worthy articles, including one about urban India: India's population is among the most vulnerable in the world to natural hazards, including storms, floods, droughts, earthquakes and landslides. India also has the world's largest rural population and second largest urban population.

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of many existing hazards and bring an increased probability of extreme events and new hazards (for instance those linked to sea level rise). The direct and indirect impacts of climate change will become key economic and political questions in South Asia, especially as they start to affect economic growth and dislocate the lives of millions of people, many of whom are city dwellers....

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