The authors of this paper thank the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate for funding the project at ICRIER. We also acknowledge the funding received from the Rockefeller Foundation for the project on Climate Change and the Economic Competitiveness of Cities: Making the Business Case for Adaptation, which initiated city
resilience and vulnerability work at ICRIER, and whose findings we draw on in this paper. We thank Rajat Kathuria for his support throughout the process. Feedback from Nick Godfrey, Phillip Rode, Nitin Pandit, GK Bhat, Om Mathur, and Angela Brammer on earlier versions of the paper is gratefully acknowledged. Valuable comments were received from participants at the April 14th, 2014, New Delhi workshop where the initial findings were presented. Contributions received from Eric Chu were very valuable.