Climate Change and Environment

Climate Change and Environment domain works with communities, governments and the industry towards developing and implementing strategies that build capacities to adapt to the cascading impacts of climate change on natural resources, human habitats and related economies for sustaining a long term inclusive growth.

Themes on which the team works

  • Assessing vulnerabilities due to climate change and formulating adaptation strategies
  • Renewable energy and Clean Energy Technologies
  • GHG emission measurement and estimates
  • Mitigation strategies for low C development
  • Economics of mitigation and adaptation approaches
  • Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches
  • Developing training tools for integrating climate change in policies, programmes, and projects

Competencies of the Team

The team has a multidisciplinary expertise in the area of environment and climate change research. The team members have experience in emission measurements and estimates, and in designing policy and technical interventions for sustainable management of water resources, agriculture, energy, land use change and forestry, and waste.

Our institutional strength lies in linking issues at local level with national and international policy dialogues on climate change.

Services Offered

Programme management, Project design and implementation, Consultancies, Studies, Trainings, Policy papers and Evaluations on the following:

  • Climate Change impacts & vulnerability assessments and development of multi sectoral adaptation strategies
  • Advisory on Integrating climate change in hydro-meteorological disaster risk reduction
  • GHG and pollutant emission measurements and emission estimates
  • Pollutant Dispersion modelling from point and mobile sources
  • Life cycle assessments of commodities
  • Development of Low Carbon scenarios including economics of mitigation packages
  • Resource Assessment, design and deployment of Renewable energy systems and financial models.
  • Water resource audits, water foot prints, policy analysis
  • Training needs assessments and designing relevant training modules for climate smart development
  • Designing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks for climate change adaptation projects
  • Designing dissemination material on climate change

Work So Far

Title of the Project Donor
Conduct of Baseline Study on Community Resilience to Disasters – Krishna & Visakhapatnam Districts – State Level Consultant Revenue Disaster Management, GoAP
Development of departmental Action Plans for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Urban Development and Agriculture Departments of Andhra Pradesh Revenue Disaster Management, GoAP
How to sustainably intensify organic Basmati rice production in Uttarakhand, India (BasmaSus) ETH, Zurich
Biogas Project, Uttarakhand myclimate
South Asia Climate Proofing Growth and Development (CPGD) DFID
Biogas Project, Uttarakhand myclimate
Developing low carbon development pathways for the State of Bihar Climate Works Foundation
Preparation of National Inventory of GHG Emissions from Industrial Process & Product Use (IPPU) Sector supported by CII Confederation of Indian Industry-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Reducing Greenhouse gas emission measurements in rice paddy fields and offsetting Carbon emissions through deployment of renewable energy technologies (household bio gas) in Uttarakahand COOP, Switzerland
Dairy Multi-State Scoping Assessment Study Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited
Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia Project – Getting Climate Smart for Disasters CDKN-START
Developing curriculum and training modules for guidance towards integrating climate Risk resilient Adaptation in Himachal Pradesh (GT_ICRRA) Indian Himalayas Climate Change Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of the Climate Change and Development (CCD) Division of SDC
Facilitation the preparation of SAPCC – Tamil Nadu for GIZ GIZ
Documentation of Sikkim State Action Plan for Climate Change GIZ
Undertaking Training Needs Assessment for Capacity Building Programme for State Level Stakeholders in Himachal Pradesh for Climate Change Adaptation Indian Himalayas Climate Change Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of the Climate Change and Development (CCD) Division of SDC
Facilitating the Preparation of Sikkim State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) GIZ
Facilitating the Preparation of West Bengal State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC – WB) GIZ
Developing a Communication and Knowledge Dissemination Strategy and Action Plan for Climate Change, CDM & Carbon Trading Cell, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board GIZ
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Development Experiences and Opportunities in South Asia – As assessment in South Asia by Intercooperation Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Vulnerability Assessment and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Semi-Arid Areas in India (V&A) Programme Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Capitalisation of past NRM experiences – Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) to Climate Change perspective
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Vulnerability Assessment and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Semi-Arid Areas in India (V&A) Extension Programme Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation