3.5 The India-U.S. Partnership for Climate Resilience

Monday, 23 January 2017: 5:00 PM
Conference Center: Yakima 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Michael Tanner, NCEI, Asheville, NC; and D. R. Easterling, K. E. Kunkel, and T. R. Thompson

We describe an emerging collaboration between India and the United States addressing climate resilience.  Major objectives include downscaled climate projections for the Indian sub-continent at much higher resolution than currently available, assessing climate risks at the sub-national level, working with local technical institutes in India on capacity building, and engaging local decision-makers in addressing climate information needs and informing planning and climate-resilient sustainable development.  We describe the results of ongoing planning activities, technical workshops, and initial efforts to build capacity to integrate downscaled climate projections and shorter-term (seasonal) forecasting products into State and local decision-making associated with development of Indian State Climate Action Plans.
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