Wednesday 10 October 2018

Understanding Uncertainty: Views from Kachchh, Mumbai and Sundarbans issue no. 169, May 2018:

Asian Ministers take up climate change related uncertainty on agenda. A special issue number 169 of is launched today (July 5, 2018) at the AMCDRR 2018, Mongolia by UN Women, UNFPA, JICA and Duryog Nivaran. It is titled “Understanding Uncertainty: Views from Kachchh, Mumbai, and Sundarbans”.

This issue of is focuses on the theme of climate related uncertainty. This issue draws heavily from the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation'. This project spawned three roundtables recently held at Gandhinagar, Mumbai, and Kolkata to understand the perspectives of various stakeholders such as policy makers, administrators, climate scientists, activists and community leaders on climate related uncertainty. This issue is replete with the insights of these stakeholders on how they understand, experience, interpret and are impacted by climate change related uncertainty.
This issue's contents includes: (i) Understanding Uncertainty in the Context of Climate Change; (ii) Tackling Uncertainty in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Gujarat, Mumbai and the Sundarbans; (iii) Bridging the Gaps in Uncertainty and Climate Change; (iv) Climate Change Uncertainty in Dryland Kachchh, Gujarat; (v) Taking the Voices of the Community into the Realm of Policy Making; (vi) Climate Change, Uncertainty and Urban Development: The Case of Mumbai; (vii) Climate Change and Uncertainty in Delta Areas;  (viii) Women, Livelihoods and Climate Related Risks; (ix) Climate Change and the Challenge to Public Health in India; (x) Urban Health Focus in Climate Resilience; (xi) Development and Climate Change Mitigation; (xii) GUIDE's Initiatives for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; (xiii) Architecture Design and Addressing Climate Change Uncertainty; (xiv) Climate Change Initiatives in Gujarat: Towards Transformation; (xv) Addressing Climate Change Uncertainty in Dryland Kachchh, India; (xvi) Transforming Urban Governance to Manage Uncertainty and Climate Change in Mumbai, India; (xvii) Bringing Together Voices to Address Climate Change Uncertainty in the Indian Sundarbans; and (xviii) Communicating Uncertainty: Key Areas to Consider.
Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Dr. Lars Otto Naess, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, UK; Dr. Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies, UK and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway; Dr. Shilpi Srivastava, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, UK; Shibaji Bose, Consultant, Future Health System (FHS), India; D. Parthasarathy, Convener, Climate Studies Inter-disciplinary Programme; and Professor, Department of Humanities, and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Upasona Ghosh, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Kolkata; Smita Bhatnagar, Manager, SEWA, Gujarat; Manasee Mishra, IIHMR University, India; Dr. Vikas Kishor Desai, Technical Director Urban Health and Climate Resilience Centre of Excellence, Surat, Gujarat, India; Shwetal Shah, Technical Advisor, Climate Change Department, Government of Gujarat; Dr. V. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Anjankumar Prusty, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj; Arthur Duff, Area Chair, CEPT, Ahmedabad; and Abhijnan T. Rajkhowa, Communication Expert, ASDMA, Assam.
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