Adaptation to climate change in India: a study of union budgets

Adaptation to climate change in India: a study of union budgets This latest study released by Centre for Budget and Governance Accountaiblity & Oxfam India reviews the framework on adaptation in India and provides an estimation of the public resources devoted to this sector.
Developing countries like India are saddled with huge developmental deficits with a significantly large segment of the population having very low incomes and lack of access to basic necessities of life and livelihood making them excessively vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Consequently, the resource requirement and policy direction for adaptation in these countries are expected to be given utmost priority in their evolving policy discourses on climate change. Given that climate change has the potential to erode the gains in development in these countries, additional resources would be needed for their adaptation measures. Additional resources would also be required to embark on a low carbon growth path without compromising the growth potential of these countries, which is also essential for sustained efforts towards holistic development. The present study reviews the framework on adaptation in India and provides an estimation of the public resources devoted to this sector.

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