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Policy Discourse Analysis-India: Supporting climate resilience in policymaking

Sushil Saigal


Policy discourse analyses (PDAs) draw on
existing evidence and engage key stakeholders
in a dialogue to review different policy arenas.
IIED is undertaking case studies of countries
participating in the PDAs and this report focuses
on India, where a PDA was carried out to assess
the extent to which climate resilience is factored
into current policies and programmes. The report
reviews recent developments in key policy areas
relating to climate resilience, as well as the main
discourses, policy objectives and stakeholders in
key thematic areas to establish how climate risk
management is being addressed. The report also
identifies alternative discourses and evidence gaps
to present opportunities and entry points for climate
resilient development.

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  • IIED code: 10056IIED
  • Published: Mar 2014 - IIED
  • Area: India
  • Theme: Climate change
  • ISBN: 978-1-84369-975-0
  • Language: English

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South Asia as a region has witnessed favourable economic growth and is gearing up to capitalise on opportunities provided by urbanisation, economic diversification and a young population. At the same time the region is also home to the world's largest population of the poor and is extremely vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change.

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