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India faces the highest risk from climate change's impact, says IPCC

Funding from rich nations should not be only source of climate finance, it says


The experts cautioned that it was almost certain that the 1.5°C target will be crossed by the middle of the next decade, unless the world ramps up adaptation measures

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
Despite minimal contribution to global warming over the past century, India is among the countries that face the highest risk from climate change’s impact, ranging from heat waves to cyclones and urban and rural displacement, the Indian scientists who were part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday.

Aditi Mukherjee of climate change impact platform, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), who chaired the adaptation working group of IPCC AR6; joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Joyashree Roy, energy economic programme, Asian Institute of Technology; and, Dipak Dasgupta of TERI were part of the session. The IPCC

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 7:45 PM IST

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