Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

04 Jan 2019
  • Seminar :

    Economic Resilience in a Changing Climate: Tales of Adaptation from Four Indian Cities

    Magnolia, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

    Friday, January 4, 2019


    Climate change has emerged as a defining issue of our time. Cities, with their dense urban and economic agglomerations and concentrations of human life are especially vulnerable to the pressures of a changing climate. The devastating effects of many recent extreme events from intensive precipitation, to coastal flooding to rising temperatures have vividly underlined these risks. Learning lessons from experiences on the ground, and from history, about possible paths toward more economic and climate resilient cities has never been more urgent.


    The Seminar marks the culmination of our Rockefeller (ACCCRN) funded project the economic competitiveness of cities in an era of climate change. This project focused on two pressing challenges of the 21st century city: coping with the growing pace of urbanization in countries like India, and the need for existing and emergent cities to adapt to the risks of climate change. Through case studies of four cities, the project traced the complex overlaps between a city’s development and adaptation goals. It explored how everyday development decisions, if made in more climate aware and innovative ways, can foster both climate resilience and inclusive urban economic growth. This seminar is aimed at disseminating our findings and initiating discussions to help inform policy design in this arena.


    Working Papers / Reports


  • Place : New Delhi
  • Venue : Magnolia, India Habitat Centre


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