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Climate Vulnerability Index

  Nov 16, 2021

Climate Vulnerability Index

Q Why is it in News ?

A Environmental think tank Council on Energy, Environment and Water has carried a first-of-its-kind district-level climate vulnerability assessment, or Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI).

Q What is Climate Vulnerability Index ?

  1. Exposure (that is whether the district is prone to extreme weather events)
  2. Sensitivity (the likelihood of an impact on the district by the weather event)
  3. Adaptive capacity (what the response or coping mechanism of the district is)

Q What is significance of Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) ?

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Q Why does India need a climate vulnerability index?

Q What are the key findings of the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) ?

A According to CVI, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Bihar are most vulnerable to extreme climate events such as floods, droughts and cyclones in India.

Q Which are the Best performing states ?

Q What are the key recommendations of the assessment ?