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This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events.

This working paper examines the existing literature on locally led adaptation, looking at efforts that have optimized finance through direct and consistent collaboration with local actors and identifying initiatives that embody locally led principles rather than traditional stakeholder consultation or participation.

The Southern Region (SR) leads renewable energy (RE) deployment in India, having an installed capacity of about 43 GW as of December 2020. Recognising the immense RE potential of this region, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, has set an ambitious RE target of 59 GW for SR by 2022.

This paper argues that the global rise in average temperatures and the resultant increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves are among the most severe consequences of climate change.

This report, the first in a series, examines in detail the intertwined effects of the pandemic and climate change, and analyzes how these affect the prospects and ability of countries to recover better.

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Natural Disasters Data Book 2019 provides statistical perspectives in figures and tables for 2019 as well as for the period 1990-2019 based on data obtained by EM-DAT. According to EM-DAT, 440 natural disasters occurred in 2019 worldwide, killing 24,112 people and affecting approx. 100 million people.

With high levels of child undernutrition, made worse by the COVID-19 crisis, it is important for India to reassess public provisioning for nutrition. Higher allocations are needed to expand coverage and improve service delivery of important schemes such as Anganwadi Services and Mid-day Meal.

This report evaluates the impact of the disasters and extreme weather eventsthat occurred worldwide during 2020 and provides an overview of global economic losses. The report is designed to help identify trends, enhance risk mitigation, transfer risk, and build resilience.

Provisional Coal Statistics 2019-20 is the latest Statistical Report on Coal in India based on the data received from various Indian coal companies. As the data provided are based on pre -audited reports of the companies for the year 2019-20, the coal statistics has been termed as provisional.

This paper attempts to identify the determinants of access to the KCC program and empirically evaluate its impact on farmers’ use of agricultural inputs and farm household incomes in Eastern India. Also examined whether the possession of KCC reduces the farmer’s dependence for borrowing on moneylenders.

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