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The rapidly growing number of senior citizens in Indian cities, changing demographic structure and deteriorating transport infrastructure has raised concerned about mobility and independence of seniors. This article explores these issues, using semi-structured interviews in the city of Kochi, Kerala. The study finds that the provision of mobility infrastructure and the situation of seniors have restricted their mobility to the […]

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Publisher: Springer
Published Year: 2018
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 18

In recent years, and particularly since the 2015 Paris Agreement and the adoption of the global adaptation goal of “enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change”, the recognition of the global dimensions of adaptation has increased. This chapter explores the emerging global perspective on adaptation and the efforts to review the effectiveness of adaptation action as […]

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Publisher: Elsevier
Published Year: 2018
Status: Published

This chapter critically assesses Africa–Europe collaborations on climate change research and innovation. Its authors argue that the complexity of research and innovation challenges on this topic calls for subtler collaborative and evaluation programmes. More importantly, they emphasise the need for greater harmonisation between scientific and political priorities on climate change, and point out that project goals should be more precisely […]

ISBN: 978-3-319-69929-5
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Publisher: Springer
Published Year: 2018
Status: Published

Recurring heavy precipitation and flooding cause extensive loss and damage in cities like Mumbai. Among the worst affected are Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which suffer damage to physical structure and loss of business. These costs amount to millions of dollars and are borne by MSMEs in the absence of adequate insurance protection. With limited flood management services and […]

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Publisher: Springer
Published Year: 2018
Status: Published

Climate change imposes some special risks on Least Developed Countries, and the chapter presents a methodological framework, which can be used to assess the impacts of key assumptions related to damage costs, risks and equity implications on current and future generations. The methodological framework is applied to a case study of severe storms in Cambodia based on statistical information on […]

ISBN: 978-4-431-55078-5
Publisher: Springer
Published Year: 2016
Status: Published

India has made voluntary commitment for reducing the emission intensity of GDP in the year 2020 by 20–25 % below that in the year 2005. The Indian approach is based on delineating and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions which can contribute to national sustainable development goals while remaining aligned to the UNFCCC’s expressed objective of keeping the average global surface temperature […]

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Publisher: Springer
Published Year: 2016
Status: Published
ISBN: 978-1-315-77465-7
Publisher: Routledge
Published Year: 2015
Status: Published
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2015
Status: Published
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2015
Status: Published