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Jadavpur University (2009)

Extreme climatic events an analysis of socio economic vulnerability and coping mechanism in selected hotspots in India

Ghosh(nee Sen), Anupa

Titre : Extreme climatic events an analysis of socio economic vulnerability and coping mechanism in selected hotspots in India

Auteur : Ghosh(nee Sen), Anupa

Université de soutenance : Jadavpur University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2009

Objectif
With climate change and predictions of adverse impacts, the Indian development policy objectives can become more difficult to achieve unless the planning process factors in the impacts of climate change. Even after 60 years of independence, extreme events adversely affect the income structure of the large and mostly poor rural populace. It hampers the food security and ultimately has a negative effect on the national income of the country. The objective of this study is to analyze the vulnerability of human well being due to the impacts of floods and droughts. Human well being is measured by income levels, asset base, capital structure, etc. – all of which is somewhat determined by the major livelihood option of the community being studied. It is expected that the vulnerability assessment of human wellbeing would lead to the framing of possible adaptation strategies that can be effectively implemented to increase the coping capacity of the vulnerable stakeholders. In this background the objectives of this thesis are to : • Identify hotspots in India in terms of climate variability and economic activity • Assess the socio-economic vulnerability of the hotspots due to extreme events • Analyse the coping behaviour at the micro level • Determine the factors affecting the vulnerability of the stakeholders : both at the household and community levels • Derive policy implications for enhancing adaptive and coping capacities. • Explore the possibility of integrating standard development objectives with the policies responsive to climate change.

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