Climate change is adversely affecting the entire world; but a developing country like India is especially susceptible to its challenges due to the country’s geography, high dependence on agriculture sector and greater incidence of poverty. The consequences of climate change can exacerbate the difficulties for the country, with more adverse effects on the disadvantaged sections of the population.
CBGA analyses the policies and budgetary commitments of the Union and State Governments for the strategies of mitigation as well as adaptation to climate change. Our work in this domain is driven by the perspective that strategies for dealing with climate change risks need to be supported by appropriate public finance policies. While our analysis in the domain of adaptation strategies pays special attention to the gender implications of climate change risks, we assess the policy priorities for promoting low carbon development pathways in sectors like energy and transport in the domain of mitigation strategies.