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Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius 10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release 9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 26 April, 2019

Edited version (with references) of a talk given by Nicholas Stern for Jim Mirrlees’ Memorial Conference at Nuffield College, Oxford on 26 April 2019.


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers and spatial disparities in the adoption of LPG in India

a working paper by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 8 February, 2019

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. read more »


Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

a research article by Suraje Dessai, Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Neha Mittal, Declan Conway, David Stainforth 26 June, 2018

Knowledge about regional and local climate change can inform climate risk assessments and adaptation decisions. However, estimates of future precipitation change at the regional and local level are deeply … read more »


When do Indians feel hot? Internet searches indicate seasonality suppresses adaptation to heat

a research article by Tanya Singh, Christian Siderius, Ype Van der Velde 26 April, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional … read more »


Building Green: Forging Environmental Futures in Mumbai

Seminar 2 May 2018

Anne Rademacher, New York University What does it mean to learn, and try to practice, green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first … read more »


Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth 18 January, 2018

This research applies a Decision‐Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU)
approach to explore the robustness of adaptation options and pathways against future climate and socioeconomic uncertainties in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India. read more »


Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

Does choice of drought index influence estimates of drought-induced cereal losses in India?

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ashley Gorst, Charles Palmer 28 August, 2017

This research suggests that by using a more flexible measure of droughts policy-makers could more effectively shape policy responses relating to climate adaptation and more accurately identify agricultural locations more vulnerable to climate change. read more »


Seminar | Jeroen van der Heijden ‘Forget urban climate leaders: Why urban climate governance urgently needs to be tailored to laggards, and how it can be done’

Seminar 26 May 2017

Across the globe, governments, firms, non-profit organisations, and citizens have developed and implemented voluntary programs for sustainable building and city development. These programs target property owners and developers, making them … read more »