︎︎︎ Data Development for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

Effective climate change adaptation requires accurate data to inform and shape the production of effective assessments and reports. Yet, the lack of reliable information to support intervention presents a significant obstacle to producing useful and reliable assessments—particularly in the global South. The following research evaluates a groundbreaking regional-level vulnerability assessment project conducted for the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), to identify how a variety of nascent methodologies, technologies, and strategies demonstrate the potential to help bridge the key information gaps of the vulnerability assessment process. It also aims to arm practitioners with an array of tools, techniques, and possibilities given the increasingly devastating effects of climate change, on both the people of India and the world.

This report was developed for the Indian Department of Science and Technology, in partial fulfillment for the requirements of a Master’s Thesis at Cornell University.

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