Scaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Maharashtra, India: An Analysis of Policies and Programmes

Adapting to Climate Change and reducing the risk of disasters have never been more pertinent than today. Under these challenging times, the WOTR Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS) brings to you a critical analysis of policies and programmes in its new publication titled “Scaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Maharashtra, India”. The paper highlights the entry points or “windows of opportunity” for scaling-up sustainable land and water management efforts, focussing on the health of ecosystems and also improving equitable governance of natural resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Senior researcher, Arjuna Srinidhi, introduces the paper and the outlines the scope of the “Ecosystem-based Adaptation” project, jointly implemented by WOTR and TMG Research, in this blog:

Brief note on the Project:

The Ecosystem-based Adaptation initiatives are a part of the “Climate-SDGs Integration Project: Supporting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda Through Ecosystem-based Adaptation” Funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany.

Together with partners in Guatemala and India, this project seeks to understand the criteria and preconditions for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures to contribute to both intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through participatory, multi-stakeholder dialogues at local and state levels. In India, the project is implemented by the Watershed Organisation trust and focusses on the semi-arid regions of Maharashtra. Here evidence from case-studies, capacity building workshops and inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogues are being used in an effort to bring local voices and experiences into state and national implementation processes. The project aims at establishing a Roadmap for Scaling-up EbA initiatives in the state.

To know more about the project see

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